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by gbrungra
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Study of Used Hydrofoil Market
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Study of Used Hydrofoil Market

Easy to understand so many Funny foils up for sale, but why so many Spotz and MHL? RH Market share? Extreme prejudice :roll: I count 6 LF foils and one mast collar. I guess they get snapped up pretty quick, must be popular :thumb: I didn't count the liquid force collar. I also didn't count a couple...
by gbrungra
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Study of Used Hydrofoil Market
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Study of Used Hydrofoil Market

No mike's lab (no surprise)
No leivitaz
No F-one
No KFA

I was expecting even more carafino and liquid force...

I was also surprised by the high number of Spotz.
by gbrungra
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: IKA General Assembly adopts important changes to Equipment for Youth Olympics, future Olympic etc
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: IKA General Assembly adopts important changes to Equipment for Youth Olympics, future Olympic etc

Interesting that for 2020 they are calling the class "Formula Kite", which used to be raceboards, but they will pick "one hydrofoil model" for it, but hydrofoils were originally the "Formula Foil" class. So to compete in their hydrofoil class you have to buy a new foil ...
by gbrungra
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Study of Used Hydrofoil Market
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Study of Used Hydrofoil Market

I just went through http://c.ikitesurf.com/classifieds and added up what's currently for sale, by brand. I counted their categories "Foilboards (complete)" and "Foils (no board)". For the ones listed by the board brand, In went into the description and converted to the foil brand...
by gbrungra
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lightwind board - width or area that really matters?
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Lightwind board - width or area that really maters?

You've touched on length, width, and outline shape. Rocker and fins are the other factors.
by gbrungra
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Line extensions, brands, lengths?
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Line extensions, brands, lengths?

I needed 10m extensions with my 17m to learn in marginal San Diego winds. Short extensions aren't worth the effort to put on and take off, or the occasional catching of the mid-line connection. I think my 10m extensions were by naish? 7m seems worthwhile, but if you're really trying to squeeze margi...
by gbrungra
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 3816

Re: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?

The real question:
What the heck am I going to do with my 2012 naish Venturi race board?

Bought it used to free ride in light wind. Never got the hang of it. Much narrower than modern race boards, so it always felt like it was about to break my ankles...
by gbrungra
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dyneema Carbon - new exciting material for kiteboarding!
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Dyneema Carbon - new exciting material for kiteboarding!

Mixing other fibers in with carbon to improve impact performance isn't new. Aramid fibers (brand name: Kevlar) have been mixed in for this reason for decades. If you've ever seen a carbon part with yellow strands in it, that's what's going on. (Common in mountain bike bar ends, etc)
by gbrungra
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite combination - can 9m and 14m do the job?
Replies: 28
Views: 2440

Re: Kite combination - can 9m and 14m do the job?

I have a 12m and 17m. I learned on the 17m and owned the 12m for two years before I had enough wind to ride it.

No joke. All about your local conditions.
by gbrungra
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 182
Views: 18049

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

3InletsWindsports wrote:You also probably need same live footage of a beginner trying it and an intermediate rider. As I believe this foil will treat each differently.


If someone buys one in San Diego I'd be happy to be the "beginner" tester.

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