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by Jzh_perth
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with Ben Wilson Surf Slow Leak
Replies: 28
Views: 1607

Re: Help with Ben Wilson Surf Slow Leak

I’ve just had a similar issue with a 2016 Aeneema I bought secondhand. They have a Boston style deflate valve which consists of 2 parts. A rubber o ring was missing, resulting in a slow leak from the valve itself. Hard to detect via the usual methods
by Jzh_perth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?

As we know foil kites offer a larger wind range for a given size compared to an LEI. I’ve found a useful guide is plus/minus 2 square meters on either side of its stated size. So a 10m foil would cover a similar windrange to an 8m lei (high end) and 12m for low end. This might help you work out whic...
by Jzh_perth
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you need to rinse kites?
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: Do you need to rinse kites?

Only in salt water when I drop them :) next I cover them in sand when packing them up, so fold them into their bag and leave them for the next session.

Sand is round and salt water won’t grow mould. I avoid fresh water incl rain like the plague.
by Jzh_perth
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 6557

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Hi Gunnar, Ok maybe I was a bit dramatic so I’ve updated my post I never tried to ride fast with it and found my experience was to average around 10-12kmh according to the Gps logs. This also made it perfect for what I wanted it to do - I love it. I tried riding it underpowered with a 5m LEI in arou...
by Jzh_perth
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 6557

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I’ve used a Takuma V100 (1245cm2 in area) for surf kitefoiling and it works well BUT it’s so slow (I found it very happy to crawl along 6-8 knots or 12-15kmh, my peaks were in the 20-25kmh without really trying). At TT like speeds I didn’t get any of the usual benefits of a Hydrofoil. I have to ride...
by Jzh_perth
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 327
Views: 109015

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I know 5 people with the Soul now and they are all loving the kite. Downunder, are you really suggesting the airtightness of a foil kite is a potential drawback ? That’s a bit ridiculous ( And what do you mean you wash your kites after salt water ? You do know fresh water is what causes problems rig...
by Jzh_perth
Mon May 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 606
Views: 130512

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Rojbrown, I had the Zeeko spitfire for about 18 months and it definitely likes a bit more speed to start flying. With practice you will be able to ride it slower but this takes time. I found it quite sensitive in terms of setup too - Zeeko publish some recommendations on their website about where to...
by Jzh_perth
Wed May 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone and Flysurfer fanboys, tell me why...
Replies: 51
Views: 23624

Re: Ozone and Flysurfer fanboys, tell me why...

I do agree with you - Ozone makes great kites, as their results testify. I am mainly stoked that we consumers benefit from ongoing development and refinement in soft kites. In 2014 I was the only guy at my spot riding foil kites and now it’s relatively common.
by Jzh_perth
Wed May 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone and Flysurfer fanboys, tell me why...
Replies: 51
Views: 23624

Re: Ozone and Flysurfer fanboys, tell me why...

Funny guy. You can start by checking what rides world champion and that pretty much should tell you why racers are still buying R1V2 that was released in 2016. How many flysurfers released since then? And still inferior to old R1V2. So what you're saying is, *I* could get out there on an R1 and win...
by Jzh_perth
Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 25434

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

For the athletes that love kite racing, how is it a bad thing to be able to participate in the Olympic Games as a sailor? I understand what IFKO are saying, but in my country IFKO have no pathway or established infrastructure to support a racing scene - we rely heavily on local sailing clubs to prov...

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