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by GCKiter
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing
Replies: 6
Views: 602

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.
by GCKiter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: my learning progession on a hydrofoil
Replies: 221
Views: 29699

Re: my learning progession on a hydrofoil

I'm curious what kite were you using for broad reaching and were you unhooked will doing it ?
by GCKiter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing

Does anyone have any special places to go during the winter with chest high waves that you can ride a country mile and they don't close out, warm clear water with spectacular views,no need for drysuits and that occasional bikini you see walking on the beach.I'm in search of a foiling/surfing paradise.
by GCKiter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Loosing Lift on Waves
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Loosing Lift on Waves

It's definitely possible it's ventilation but it also may be just not enough back pressure on your back leg to keep the foil engaged and the board from touching down. I also pump the foil if I'm in a lull down in the trough of the wave or carve to re-engage the wave face. Experiment and try these op...
by GCKiter
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil
Replies: 32
Views: 2307

Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

An alternative but I'd much rather take my falls on the water. Hopefully now I've progressed enough where it seldom happens anymore. Got the toeside down 95% of the time now it's a matter of completing switching feet on the jibes, then I'll really be stoked!
by GCKiter
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Adapter to change deep tuttle to a plate
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Adapter to change deep tuttle to a plate

If it helps I saw 2 or 3 types of plates that Americankiteboarding.com are making to adapt to the different style of mast bases.
by GCKiter
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What don't you like about foiling.
Replies: 86
Views: 6627

Re: What don't you like about foiling.

Ditto what Ozbungy said about the low end of the wind range, but I've learned my lesson a few times since having to do the swim of shame back to the beach. Another dislike is the intense face plants when your screaming on a reach and all hell breaks loose. I keep telling myself the good out weighs t...
by GCKiter
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer sonic vs Flysurfer sped 5
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Flysurfer sonic vs Flysurfer sped 5

Thanks Jzh for the reply. I'll probably make a decision in the next couple of weeks.I like to have speed in the turns to beat the wave from closing out and crashing on me.It sounds like both kites turn on a dime as long as your in the sweet spot or power zone of the wind. May you have good foiling f...
by GCKiter
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer sonic vs Flysurfer sped 5
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Flysurfer sonic vs Flysurfer sped 5

Does anyone have any advice on which kite would be better suited for my foilboard. My not into racing but thrive on catching waves and doing downwinders. I'm looking for a 11m to complete my quiver. I know the sonics are primarily race kites but I've heard they turn so fast I thought they might be g...
by GCKiter
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Downwind with swell speed control.
Replies: 29
Views: 1873

Re: Downwind with swell speed control.

I too have been trying to work on riding the wave more instead of out running it. I've found if I drop in on the wave set I will immediately carve to toe side with the foil board to slow my speed and then at the bottom ,carve hard to heel side to reengage the wave set before it closes out. It's work...

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