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by SpunMonkey
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Buying used Ozone foil kites in 2017 (possibly other brands)
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Buying used Ozone foil kites in 2017 (possibly other brands)

socommk23 wrote:+1 on diablo. Awesome kites.
Yup, Diablo 1 15m. Sweet kite, and a true light wind machine
by SpunMonkey
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Buying used Ozone foil kites in 2017 (possibly other brands)
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Buying used Ozone foil kites in 2017

Get whatever you can for a price you are comfortable paying. For example the original Chrono's are great kites in the 9,12 and even the 15m size(15m is heavy compared to more modern stuff so use it above 11knots until you can foil all your tacks and gybes). 18 is too heavy and slow to be used in its...
by SpunMonkey
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: North launches a foil kite
Replies: 50
Views: 4315

Re: North launches a foil kite

Does seem to have more TE turn initiation than wingtip so modern Like R1V2 and D2. Should be good to hold tons of power in the kite.
by SpunMonkey
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: North launches a foil kite
Replies: 50
Views: 4315

Re: North launches a foil kite

Any info on AR?

Trailing edge looks flatter than modern shapes, Chunky entry. To me looks like a higher aspect sonic 1 :-/
by SpunMonkey
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: What kite and board does Trump ride
Replies: 33
Views: 3087

Re: What kite and board does Trump ride

On a much happier note; Obama now kites... He spent some time taking lessons during his visit to Mosikto/Necker in the BVI. Police and Secret service wouldn't let anybody close got any source for that? that's pretty cool if it's true Yeah, I live here in Virgin Gorda between Eustatia and North Soun...
by SpunMonkey
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: What kite and board does Trump ride
Replies: 33
Views: 3087

Re: What kite and board does Trump ride

On a much happier note;

Obama now kites... He spent some time taking lessons during his visit to Mosikto/Necker in the BVI. Police and Secret service wouldn't let anybody close
by SpunMonkey
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing

I suspect anyone kiting the spot you describe isn't likely to share it here for the world to see....
by SpunMonkey
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Elf Joker 6 9m, my first foil kite
Replies: 49
Views: 3884

Re: Elf Joker 6 9m, my first foil kite

A great tutorial for Foil Kite flying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhznfdatmw
by SpunMonkey
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Elf Joker 6 9m, my first foil kite
Replies: 49
Views: 3884

Re: Elf Joker 6 9m, my first foil kite

Congrats on your purchase, You'll hate flying tube kites soon!!! -Watch the Ozone video about flying, Launching and landing their Chrono Kite -Dont weigh down the trailing edge as you mention. No need to Hot launch a 9m. If its your first time launching, The Joker six will overfly your head by a mil...
by SpunMonkey
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Wingtip collapse, Cause and Fixes
Replies: 15
Views: 1297

Re: Wingtip collapse, Cause and Fixes

Occasional Lower Wingtip folding when riding deep downwind ( ie foiling) is common, and required careful technique to avoid. Rear line tension here helps. Got out on the kite I was having problems with yesterday, after easing the Z lines 40mm. Amazing what a difference that made!!! Seldom did the w...

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