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by GCKiter
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless
Replies: 41
Views: 3247

Re: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless

After reading this thread this is definitely something I want to accomplish. I been foiling for 8mths now and can jibe toeside all day long but still have trouble setting up for a roll tack. I still use my front strap SB style and no back strap. When I'm powering up into the wind would it help to at...
by GCKiter
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: slingshot vs liquid force for beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Re: slingshot vs liquid force for beginner

I know we all have our preferences and in my case I prefer the LF foil fish for learning. I originally started out with the full length mast and then tried the shorter version ( 2ft.) which really helped solve the porpoise effect that all beginners go thru. The board has plenty of volume although th...
by GCKiter
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stance width
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Stance width

I'm in Mitaka's camp. I've been committed to foiling for the last 6mths and being a wave rider at heart I tend to have a narrower stance. It feels more comfortable riding waves,carving turns and going downwind. I widen my stance going to windward and increasing speed but for now my preference is jus...
by GCKiter
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

I was riding my LF foil fish. At first I didn't stay with the board because i was trying to water launch the kite and I let the board get away drifting downwind. Now I'll try and keep the board close by to have more options should something like this happen again. Went back out today on a downwinder...
by GCKiter
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

Hey thanks for the suggestions,I seem to push the low end limits of the wind a lot just to get that last session before the breeze drops completely. Now that I've experienced some of the characteristics of this particular kite, I'll try and anticipate when to start hauling ass to shore!
by GCKiter
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

It landed trailing edge but twisted on a wave before I could water start.
by GCKiter
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Kitemare on my Diablo

Went out yesterday in 9-12 with light seas.Had a great session for the first 45min. ,then a noticeable wind drop. I began making my way back to the shore on my goofy stance on the foil when I dropped the kite in the water,was able to get 1 wing tip up but just not enough breeze to water launch. Half...
by GCKiter
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What size wings would be best for wave riding on a foil?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

What size wings would be best for wave riding on a foil?

I've been searching for wing sets to specifically ride on waves.Something that would enhance carving and sustained riding on waves any ideas.
by GCKiter
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How has foiling improved your normal riding?
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: How has foiling improved your normal riding?

I think foiling helps one concentrate and improve balance, your awareness of wind fluctuations and kite adjustments which are key to all facets of kiteboarding. Foiling requires you to focus at a elevated level ( no pun intended). I find when I go out now on my SB wave riding I' have a higher level ...
by GCKiter
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing

Yep, that's what I figured. I can't complain about my local beach just tired of winter and was thinking about a getaway trip.

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