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by K-Roy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team
Replies: 53
Views: 8492

Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

because he can't be on "New North" just yet... ;-)
by K-Roy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What’s the best board you have ever tried?
Replies: 105
Views: 26788

Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

my wife got to try her Nomad Carbon -Wave in sunny Brasil/Taiba. She is so happy with it, the board is amazing!!! It goes up wind without any effort, super smooth ride, great to play on in small waves. She said its like riding on air... Highly recommending it! (we are not affiliated with Nomad) ps: ...
by K-Roy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet
Replies: 26
Views: 10872

Re: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet

this never fogs up on me, its polarised, with changeable lenses, relatively cheap, fits the helmet and very comfortable.
http://www.amphibianusa.com/c/spex-amphibian-eyewear
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by K-Roy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Sit on a foil
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: How to Sit on a foil

this is the oposit of how I do it. back hand in the middle of the bar, front hand to controll the front of the board and to shift weight (but) into balance position. the transition need to be faster, to be able to do it in conditions less ideal then on the video. Windmaker is right, its easy, should...
by K-Roy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Brazil Nov/Dec: spots for foiling and riding twintip
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Brazil Nov/Dec: spots for foiling and riding twintip

I'm in Taiba. I foil every day, regardless of the conditions... In the Ocean, you need to be confident to get through the shore break, once at open water it's fine. We also have a wave spot with flat water behind the reef at low tide and no waves to get you out to open water. (you need to pay attent...
by K-Roy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6635

Re: A case for full face?

it was the front wing, he fell on it throat first as the board buckled under him.
it was factory setting, no sanding, its not sharp to touch (like the trailing edge on the mast) but of coarse landing on it with force, physics change...
by K-Roy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6635

Re: A case for full face?

BWD wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Fess up what gear almost killed the child?
he was on a strapless pocket board, with a carbon foil...
by K-Roy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6635

Re: A case for full face?

I'm also safety conscious. However, I'm not sure if we can cover all bases with the full helmet. My son is a competent foiler, and still, during a flying tack, he crashed and fell on the blade, cut his neck. Fortunately, it was not to deep... So, now we looking at a few choices, ride "naked" or dres...
by K-Roy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 4148

Re: The stagnant foiler.

I will think about a bigger wing. But i like to go fastish. So reducing the speed for a big slow wing just so i can practice transitions might not be fun for me. I was thinking the same, before I got the 1000cm2 front wing (Fone) and have to say I was pleasantly suprised to go 45 kmh on it (measure...
by K-Roy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 57
Views: 4926

Re: selfish short term kite industry

my Son is 17, he love's to kite and comes with us to all the trips all the time, we even take him out of school if the forecast is good ;-) in my experience, he progresses far quicker when surrounded with like minded youngsters then middle aged people who are more interested in other activities when...

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