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by foilonfoil
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15375

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Clamping aluminum and carbon fiber together without isolation is a problem. The anodizing on the aluminum will not provide enough isolation. There needs to be plastic isolation between the wings and fuselage and the bolts that secure the wings also need isolation via tefgel or lanolin ideally togeth...
by foilonfoil
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 18
Views: 10322

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

I agree that you want to ride slightly de powered in light wind, but you can do this by riding with the bar out a bit from the chickenloop, no reason to pull the depower strap, unless you have short arms. It had a lot to do with the differences with kites we are flying and their behavior when thing...
by foilonfoil
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 18
Views: 10322

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Light wind riding is indeed a skill. I fly only foil kites mostly flysufer so hear are some tips. Since u indicted tht your kites have been tuned and use a big board then the first thing u want to learn how to do is is to depower the kite in very light winds , most lei riders don't understand this ...
by foilonfoil
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 18
Views: 10322

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Light wind kite flying is much about kite skill first and equipment second. Strong looping skills both back loops and front loops are required irrespective if what kite you fly. 1. Where are you? 2. Reach out and find a local foil kiter who is on the racing circuit. They are a great foil kite traini...
by foilonfoil
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Build Your Own Bridle Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Re: Build Your Own Bridle Lines

Hmm... ;) Likely I will match them. Still need to play around a bit. Flysurfer told me to copy the other side with the new one for length. You are dealing with an entire bridle system that has changed from factory. This was using new DC60 line from Liros, the maker of the line that FS uses. Thanks....
by foilonfoil
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: anti-slip versus pad on a foilboard
Replies: 10
Views: 6847

Re: anti-slip versus pad on a foilboard

Pads lift, tear, and wear out. Peel ply full deck lasts indefinitely.
by foilonfoil
Mon May 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Build Your Own Bridle Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Re: Build Your Own Bridle Lines

Hmm... ;) Likely I will match them. Still need to play around a bit.
by foilonfoil
Mon May 28, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Build Your Own Bridle Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Build Your Own Bridle Lines

Hey! I need to replace two bridle lines and want to do it myself... I have spools of various strength spectra hollow core fishing line and know my splices... To match an existing bridle line, do you recommend (1) stretching it first before cutting and splicing, or (2) shortening it by 1/4" - 1/8", o...
by foilonfoil
Mon May 28, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite sizes for LA summer
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Kite sizes for LA summer

Santa Monica is not reliable for wind. Belmont Shore, Long Beach is. Check out http://scka.org for and Southern California Kiteboarding Association on facebook for local info. 12M and 15M should be safe and worst case, you can rent a kite from Bart at SoCal Kite Surfing on the beach.
by foilonfoil
Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: ideal LEI for freeride/race
Replies: 17
Views: 9726

Re: ideal LEI for freeride/race

Make the jump to a foil kite. The Flysurfer Soul and Ozone Chrono v3 are pretty forgiving as a first foil. I second that! I wish mcfly777 explained why he wouldn't consider a foil. Probably heard too many derogatory (and uninformed) comments from people who have never flown them. Agreed. There is n...

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