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by lovethepirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First session - horrendous
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: First session - horrendous

We had 13-16mph winds with a nasty current. Yea you can fly a 12m in those winds on the beach, but you cannot get away with flying that kite as you are approaching the beach unless you are powered and have a board on you. I prefer to not hurt anyone on the beach so I'd rather be overpowered learning...
by lovethepirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What new tricks to try?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: What new tricks to try?

I bought Toby's videos and been working on hand drag rotations, good tip he had that helped me not get worked over was in strong wind pull for the loop later. I thought they would be an easy trick to learn but dialing them depending on kite/wind is a challenge for me. I really need to just man up an...
by lovethepirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to post a found board in OBX
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: How to post a found board in OBX

zerogee_ca wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:55 am
Has a dog taking a crap for a logo.

He's there right now until Saturday.
:lol: :lol:
by lovethepirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First session - horrendous
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: First session - horrendous

Kamikuza wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:25 am
Toby wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:32 am
I had the same feeling when I tried a strapless surfboard some years ago...
Can't believe that--must have been a really crappy surfboard.
Should we photoshop Toby on a foil board with the foil face? :lol: :lol:
by lovethepirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First session - horrendous
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: First session - horrendous

You're bumming me out, I just received my new toy yesterday. Did watch tutorials and start as suggested? Did you start with a short mast? Did have the mast all the way back if possible? I plan on taking my time in waist deep (24"mast) water and onshore walk out conditions. Hopefully I will have les...
by lovethepirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First session - horrendous
Replies: 19
Views: 462

First session - horrendous

hor·ren·dous adjective extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible. Pretty much sums up my first session. I just got my ass kicked today. I was that newbie in the water today with a helmet on flailing around in the water until I could get the board in position and then I proceeded to dive the kite...
by lovethepirk
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Adjustable straps that work recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Adjustable straps that work recommendation

I installed the chinook straps on my foil board and I think they are designed horribly wrong. You simply cannot lengthen them b/c the neoprene cover on the ends only stretches 2-3 mm at most. I'm not trying to get my ankle snapped in half on my first ride, or be able to only tuck my toe nails into t...
by lovethepirk
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Torch 2017 Problems (No Power)
Replies: 52
Views: 5221

Re: Naish Torch 2017 Problems (No Power)

I rode with a guy, 40lbs lighter than me, on a new 11m Torch last month in 20-24mph winds and I was on a 12m SB. I was plenty happy with the power and boosts, but he said he needed another 5mph of wind. We looked at his kite on the beach next to mine and I could swear the Torch was 5 degrees more er...
by lovethepirk
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stall question for high aspect wing in light wind
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Stall question for high aspect wing in light wind

What's the consensus on higher aspect wings in the lower wind range in which you can get going. F-14 tomcats takeoff in their highest aspect setup. My 16m NRG(high aspect) stalls like a mother fker in light winds compared to my 17m Contra, but once up to speed my NRG is an animal. Are underwater foi...
by lovethepirk
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How tight is the fit on the tuttle box?
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: How tight is the fit on the tuttle box?

Thanks all....I just gave the mast a solid screw in and it seats nicely into the box, but as stated takes a couple rock back and forths to get solid. It's weird because when you think it's in there, then you slap it a little you have to tighten down a side, then repeat. It's not wickedly tight, but ...

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