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by lovethepirk
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 19
Views: 1810

Re: Power.

Rode the 12m switchblade in 22knots today on the Delta race foil in some weird chop was intense. Fun as fuck to control that power tho and boost. I fucking love that feeling when you are so overpowered going downwind fully sheeted out in total control high above the water....then you decide to carve...
by lovethepirk
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Darkslide back foot keeps coming out
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Darkslide back foot keeps coming out

So I've been trying these the last two months but the only time I can try them is in nasty chop so I only get a few attempts per sesh when a weak chop presents itself. When I have success they aren't pretty, but I can ride off, but my board drag is really short. My biggest problem is my back foot co...
by lovethepirk
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 50
Views: 2591

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Question for Hansen or PanTau or anyone else for that matter. When I was goofing around with modeling a kite I ran into a problem of the tangency of the airfoil guide lines coming off the leading edge. This is because if you build the guidelines from a plane that travels on the front view of the kit...
by lovethepirk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rotating front/rear lines
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Rotating front/rear lines

Does anyone rotate their kite lines when they tune them? My last two bars (switch controller 2, LF response) both have lines that seem to stretch (or shrink) very easily, I am having to stretch the rear lines every 2-3 weeks to get them equal again. The difference is usually about 10cm. I was think...
by lovethepirk
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: tacking pigeon toed position
Replies: 6
Views: 686

tacking pigeon toed position

I've done enough failed tacks now that I'm starting to get aggravated with the move that I need to focus on the technique vs just winging it. I am sheeting out nicely, carving up nicely although I don't know if I am carving too much or not enough, then I sheet in to get some lift... but my first iss...
by lovethepirk
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Relaunch Chaos 2016, 2017 6. Line
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Relaunch Chaos 2016, 2017 6. Line

Rode my 2013 basically brand new 9m chaos today in 22knots on the hydrofoil....dropped it once trying a double roll...relaunched immediately. Anyway, fk this kite. It aint happy unless you are on flat water or in 30mph steady....if you want a brand spanking new 9m chaos dm me.
by lovethepirk
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Manera Exo failure
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Manera Exo failure

My first harness the stitching inside the harness on the straps broke mid boost. Was able to hold onto bar and get back in quickly. I have a Exo now, but I use the dynarbar spreader bar and buckle and it is in pretty good shape after over a year. What part of the below pic broke? Not sure yours is ...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Okay who of us is kiting in Florida right now?
Replies: 24
Views: 2739

Re: Okay who of us is kiting in Florida right now?

fellow kiter playing it safe in The Villages, Florida... :thumb: Nice....I'm from Naples, eye passed dead nuts over my house. My Mom was in town and she couldn't take the stress so we are in the Villages too and I can't believe we still have power at 1am. Blowing 60knot gusts currently. If we still...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 43
Views: 3940

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

i recon a 5 strut low aspect kite would be ultimate. I have 3 strut 6m reo which I can hold to 50 knots. I start trimming at 40 knots on the mutant. You have to pump in HARD or you can get the kite collapsing when loaded up hard. I also have a 4m uno (mainly for hydrofoiling). I've foiled on that i...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Where to foil in the florida keys?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Where to foil in the florida keys?

From my limited experience kiting in the keys(~10 trips on atlantic side) I don't see foiling as an option without a boat. It just gets too shallow on low tide. We kited Curry during the eclipse and you could not even get back to home base without your fins on the TT scraping bottom hard enough to r...

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