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by Jzh_perth
Mon May 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 576
Views: 116447

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: 21618

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: 21618

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: 24139

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...
by Jzh_perth
Thu May 03, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: first time on 5m kite and HF
Replies: 11
Views: 4613

Re: first time on 5m kite and HF

A 5m Flysurfer Boost 2 and Zeeko foil is my go to downwind foil combo when riding with my SB martes. I use lines between 20 - 36 m lines depending on wind strength. I prefer longer lines actually. Lots of fun. I don't think I work the kite any more than normal, but might need a loop or three to get ...
by Jzh_perth
Thu May 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling. What next?
Replies: 22
Views: 8521

Re: Foiling. What next?

As the comments above state - getting proficient at turns is next. Before foiling I rode surfboards exclusively for years and generally would just do a regular 10km downwinder with the crew a few times a week. I started riding the foil on the same run (so in ocean, with surf and shorebreak) and this...
by Jzh_perth
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 19978

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

BWD, ah...no! That method works fine on a wide open beach, but some launches are damn tight. You really think you should be telling guys who have kited for many years where they need to stand to launch a kite? You gotta be F-ing kidding me... That is such a pet peeve of mine - kiters telling their ...
by Jzh_perth
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Hyperlink size recommedation
Replies: 80
Views: 30517

Re: Hyperlink size recommedation

You should checkout the new Flysurfer Soul. Cheaper (in my market at least) and some might say a more refined competitor to the Hyperlink.

Smoother top skin and profile
Adjustable mixer
Self draining dirt-out channels
LCLs for easier repair
by Jzh_perth
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The problem with flysurfer mixers.
Replies: 105
Views: 16525

Re: The problem with flysurfer mixers.

From the point of view of a retailer who often sells secondhand FLYSURFER’s - can someone clarify for me how effective the short mixer test (levelling AZ then BC) and regularly replacing the pulley lines is ? Much of what I read in this thread seems to relate to the SMT not correcting for shrinking ...
by Jzh_perth
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nigel no mates
Replies: 79
Views: 21614

Re: Nigel no mates

Let’s go existential. What brought you to kiteboarding? For me it was to have a sailboat I could fit in the trunk of my car, and the fun of flying a controllable kite. I was never interested in boosting, “tricks” and the skater culture, but rather a dynamic personal experience of wind-powered movem...

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