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by foilonfoil
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SmartWatch research questions
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: SmartWatch research questions

- On water "walkie talkie" would be awesome paired to bluetooth headphones so you can speak to friends on the water. The s4 has a similar function but that watch is worth so much money, sort of afraid to use it. - Yachting count down timer for racing. - storage for mp3 I know when you load in a gps,...
by foilonfoil
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 2147

Re: For an absolute newbie

Tough but doable... Use a big board with the hydrofoil - Enough volume so that it will support your weight standing up. A big surf wing will help you with your water starts. Beyond that, a big kite... A fly surfer soul 18M could be a nice alternative to a big heavy LEI. One back loop of the kite to ...
by foilonfoil
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Q-Powerlines on Flysurfer
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Q-Powerlines on Flysurfer

Thats the issue with the fly surfer quick release - the hole in the middle is tiny and any line bigger than factory line will not pass through. You can attach the standard 5th line depower line to the q-line via a stopper ball or sew the 5th line onto the q-powerline. I did not bother and just added...
by foilonfoil
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Having scuba dived for a bunch of years with drysuits, a two piece light fleece worked well for me.
by foilonfoil
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: bulk line
Replies: 49
Views: 7119

Re: bulk line

Liros only has one USA distributor, Paratour, and they are not really into this side of the biz. I had better luck ordering from a shop in Europe and having them ship it to me. Drachennest http://www.drachennest.biz/shop/Lenkdrachen-Lenkmatten-Einleiner/Zubehoer-fuer-Drachen-Leinen/Drachenleinen/Le...
by foilonfoil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2646

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

Sorry for off topic - But it looks like foil experts are here. Im in progress of making my own carbon bars and as I dont use leash at least 12 years without accident, i want to continue with this practice. However, i do use flagging in form of oh shit handle. On these new bar i want use back lines ...
by foilonfoil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core and German engineering meme
Replies: 100
Views: 9344

Re: Core and German engineering meme

Every single kite brand has their issues. When I first started kiting, I expected brand support but quickly found that it was minimal especially for consumables like bars and lines. Thats when my focus changed from complaining about it to doing something. None of the gear I use today is standard ma...
by foilonfoil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2646

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

Does not happen often... I bring it down the side of the window until the tip touching the beach then flag it out. Ideally the flag line is the lower line. Last time I did this, the kite was well behaved.
by foilonfoil
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core and German engineering meme
Replies: 100
Views: 9344

Re: Core and German engineering meme

Every single kite brand has their issues. When I first started kiting, I expected brand support but quickly found that it was minimal especially for consumables like bars and lines. Thats when my focus changed from complaining about it to doing something. None of the gear I use today is standard man...
by foilonfoil
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Packing up a foil kite with wet bar
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Packing up a foil kite with wet bar

I will rollup the kite with the bar in front of the leading edge and put the kite back in the bag with the bar outside the bag in the outside pocket. Still have the benefits of bar attached to kite without a soggy mess.

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