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by GCKiter
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advice on foil kite
Replies: 16
Views: 1765

Re: Advice on foil kite

I’ve made the purchase Tom of a 18m Spd4lotus and 10m Diablo as my first foil kites to try. I’ve enjoyed using both of them along with my quiver of Lei kites. It’s seems to come to what is your personal preference and what are your water and wind conditions where you kite most of the time. You make ...
by GCKiter
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Liquid Force compatible surf foil wing
Replies: 18
Views: 3374

Re: Liquid Force compatible surf foil wing

That's great to here LF is coming out with a surf wing. I've been using my old Foil Fish wing for riding waves and it does a decent job for just cruising and slow carving. I hope it's compatible with the original fuselage. Look forward to see this soon.
by GCKiter
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Progression of a roll tack , need help
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: Progression of a roll tack , need help

thanks for the input,290 attempts to go. The thrill of nailing one keeps you trying. What a sport!
by GCKiter
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Progression of a roll tack , need help
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Progression of a roll tack , need help

I'm at the stage of constant falls on a roll tack. I've heard it before on the forum it may take two-three hundred attempts to nail this maneuver. Is there one aha moment where suddenly the light comes on, it's frustrating to say the least.
by GCKiter
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wind meters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1851

Re: Wind meters?

Haven't used wind meters in several years.I tend to look at local conditions i.e. Sea state,warning flags on beach, sand blowing on beach,beach umbrellas rolling across beach, shaded wind-line out in water etc., when the breeze starts dropping it becomes a little more difficult especially if your tr...
by GCKiter
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2879

Re: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?

I've never used a impact vest since I started foiling. I started using a helmet after having a few face plants when I first began foiling. Now that I have upgraded from a LF foil fish to a Moses fluente my speed has increased dramatically so I'm reconsidering the impact vest but being a wave rider I...
by GCKiter
Mon May 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling with Seabirds
Replies: 16
Views: 1907

Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Yeah it's pretty cool looking around at all the sea life a meter off the water. Haven't seen to many seabirds other than pelicans but have seen plenty of dolphin, rays, sharks, turtles , and fish. Now if I could only mount my GoPro in the right location to catch a lot of it.
by GCKiter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Turns and more turns...
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Turns and more turns...

Now that's a list that everyone one would have envy to master. I'm at the stage of just trying to consistently complete jibes on a regular basis. I've become lazy doing toeside jibes most of the time. Practice,Practice, Practice!
by GCKiter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Screws loosening themselves ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2187

Re: Screws loosening themselves ?

I've experienced a few situations where my mast to fuselage bolts have worked there way loose. I think most the time it's caused from unexpectedly hitting sandbars. My wings have never become loose but I never take the wings off the fuselage.I use a product called 'never cease' to help with the galv...
by GCKiter
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions

I agree Blackrat, it's a matter of preference and I'm at that stage where to progress further I need to get better on my less dominant stance. Practice, practice, practice!

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