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by grtlakes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Soul 12M in low wind behaviour
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

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: 1172

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: 1172

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: 1172

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: 1172

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: 37
Views: 4070

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: 852

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 ...
by grtlakes
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling behind a boat
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Foiling behind a boat

I have recently used a 10’ zodiac with a very tired 9.9 outboard. I am riding the lf galaxy board and the foilfish on a 24” mast. I’m about 200#. We tried it out not expecting any success. Well, it has been fantastic. To answer your question. Very very slow. We have been able to get up on the foil b...
by grtlakes
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Second board advice for 210lb 6’2” dude
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: Second board advice for 210lb 6’2” dude

I’m roughly your size. I started with the lf overdrive. Followed by the mako king. The lf now hasn’t been used in a couple years. The Mako King is hands down more fun and has a huge wind/kite range. I have tried numerous boards large and small and always go back to the mako. Now however, the foil is...
by grtlakes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Fly surfer soul wind range
Replies: 37
Views: 4070

Re: Fly surfer soul wind range

Thank you for the replies very helpful. I’m about 90kg and was considering the 12m over the 15m. I currently own a 17m OR flite and really dislike using such a large kite. I am interested in low end but not to the extent of absolute lowest in order to avoid long swims in large cold lakes. It sounds ...

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