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by tegirinenashi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1779

Re: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?

Disassembling aluminum foil once per every 10 sessions or so is OK. I didn't bother during the first 20 sessions; consequently, the fuse become inseparable from the mast. Keep in mind, that during first assembly I sprayed insulation foam into the threads, which is not exactly a lube. Still, had spla...
by tegirinenashi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4738

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

I remember showing up at Crissy Field Nov 2015 to discover that everybody was on foil. Nobody was even on directional, while I was the only dude with TT. Next year, seen the foiler population steadily growing to significant proportion in two other popular Bay Area places, firmly imprinted in my mind...
by tegirinenashi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 787
Views: 129504

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

What is the state of the art chicken loop in the industry today? Small chicken loop (North), fireball (Cabrinha)? I see more half of kiters foiling in 3 out of 4 locale spots I visit who I assume never disconnect, so why insist on disconnecting the kite with this ancient and awkward connection metho...
by tegirinenashi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Holes in aluminum mast
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Holes in aluminum mast

I've seen alloy fuselage bent as well fyi I doubt it. First of all, it is all about the leverage: it is easy to bend a bar when you have 95 cm of leverage -- the full sized mast. It is harder to bend 65 cm one, but as Gunnar demonstrated, still quite possible. Compare it to fuselage, you have perha...
by tegirinenashi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 368
Views: 104154

Re: Best bankrupt?

A year ago the signs of death were more visible, as they were clearing kites at ebay as low as $350. I think they are pioneering new path once again with dramatically lowered cost, keeping only essentials: manufacturing and website. Clearly, you as customer expect no support, but can you complain fo...
by tegirinenashi
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Holes in aluminum mast
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Holes in aluminum mast

Masts are hollow, therefore it is not much weight savings that you'll get there. For comparison, fuselages of at least three vendors: Can Lf asd SS are designed sloppily -- they are just solid rectangular bars of aluminum. The foil designers were probably unaware of the fact that the tail section of...
by tegirinenashi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My grattitude extended to Toby
Replies: 23
Views: 2246

Re: My grattitude extended to Toby

Wouldn't the question if Matteo was sincere or sarcastic warrant a dedicated thread?
by tegirinenashi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much do channels really impact grip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: How much do channels really impact grip?

The latest and greatest idea is to have channels on a foilboard
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It is not only increases the grip (when flying), but also adds some terrain to otherwise featureless flat area under the mast plate, so that transition plate won't collect dust in your garage.
by tegirinenashi
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 6371

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

How do you water start with this thing? There no windsurf mast pivot point, no kite lines which can be leveraged for significant initial impulse that lifts you above the ground (i mean water).
by tegirinenashi
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid Force P1 - taking on the Edge and XR5?
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Re: Liquid Force P1 - taking on the Edge and XR5?

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