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by grtlakes
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX nasty water warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: OBX nasty water warning

Any updates on prognosis or causal effects?
by grtlakes
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul Seepage
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: OR Soul Seepage

Did you trim it to fit?

I also have a soul. The last time I used it I also had some water enter through the seals.
by grtlakes
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 2491

Re: For an absolute newbie

Sounds to me like you are going to try to learn the hardest kiting discipline in the most difficult way possible. Not inconceivable sure, but why? I’d get proficient with a door TT a suitable kite and go from there. I have always found the most difficult thing about learning kiting is combining the ...
by grtlakes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Re: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour

Quick update.
It was indeed loss of performance due to a bridal twist. I tried the kite out today in 5 or so kts. No power but I was able to keep it in the air for an hour or so playing with the bar pressure and trim.
The kite was predictable and easy to control.
Thanks again for the help.
by grtlakes
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Re: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour

3. Starting week 2.
by grtlakes
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Re: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour

I just discovered a minor tangle-twist in the bridal. It looked OK until I had a close look. One of the flat braided lines was twisted. That combined with the mechanical turbulence off the houses is most likely the main issue. Chuck. Injury was a minor muscle tear all healed up. Thanks. As far as th...
by grtlakes
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Re: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour

New kite and FS 50cm bar. I’ll double check all lines including a mixer check. Hey Chuck. They were not great winds. I probably just found the low end plus “new to me” kite syndrome. Off shore and gusty at the Avon house. Like I said the previous windy day was excellent. Best kite I have flown. No w...
by grtlakes
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Soul 12M in low wind behaviour

OK my first time out last week the 12 behaved beautifully. Wind started around 9 session ended around 25. Amazing power and depower. I was very impressed/pleased. The landing I botched and the kite ended up bow tied and looping. I sorted the lines and packed up. Today was misery. My friend flew his ...
by grtlakes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Fly surfer soul wind range
Replies: 51
Views: 5775

Re: Fly surfer soul wind range

So I bought a 12m. I tried it for the first time yesterday. My OR flite 10m was falling out of the sky and I thought perfect time to ease into the foil. Having never tried one before I was a little apprehensive. Shouldn’t have been. I was out in Hatteras sound for about 3 hours on a mako king. Wind ...
by grtlakes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling behind a boat
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Foiling behind a boat

True, slow speed is best. With the little zodiac there is no way to gauge speed. I just know we were pleasantly surprised how slow we were able to foil. The trick we found to start was maintain pressure on the rope and as soon as forward movement was felt stay low “roll up”and aim board directly at ...

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