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by socommk23
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: What is "Flying on brakes"?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: What is "Flying on brakes"?

Flying on the brakes depends on the kite model. It's a learnt skill. What it means is to generate the maximum power from that kite you have to keep some pressure on the brake lines. For some kites that might be just keeping the lines tight, others it might actually be a little pressure, Or even eno...
by socommk23
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 5664

Re: Ram airs crash in 2018

So so many noobs falling for pmu biyearly baiting posts. Another forum grenade, he pulled the pin, threw it and is watching the mess it has created......AGAIN! I have to say, it does get amusing.
by socommk23
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 5664

Re: Ram airs crash in 2018

Yawn. Pmu still at it? #fhl clearly his family life has got no better. Maybe he's finally found out the milkman been doing his wife and is a foil kite fan.
by socommk23
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Where to start?

Clearwater hydrofoil! Great starting point for any home build.
by socommk23
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 3201

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

Here you got the racers as one group, only foil kites except for when learning. (and those starting on racegear but going to freestyle later instead as a changeover group, but having had carbon they never go back to alu) Freeriders/freestylers/waveriders as another group. A beginner racer start wit...
by socommk23
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ultra light foiling 1-5 knots
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: Ultra light foiling 1-5 knots

Under 5 kts with 14m? What's with the bar action? Kite was flapping ago I d a goodun
by socommk23
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 3201

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

Disagree.
Build your own foil and board, it's cheaper, you can make it a lot less sharp and safer to use and learn on with very small financial outlay.
Learn by doing. Start by riding the board flat. No need for short masts.
by socommk23
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 108
Views: 6153

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

One of the locals here is 81yo and just started foiling. He's been kiting for years
by socommk23
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?
Replies: 21
Views: 2775

Re: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?

In 6-8kts still learning to hf, I'm using an 18m diablo and it's marginally overpowered once up to speed for my ability but it's easily reined in.
by socommk23
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Doors instead of foil for summer days?
Replies: 36
Views: 2870

Re: Doors instead of foil for summer days?

I have a large radical tt kiteboard for low wind in the flat shallow waters with my 18m diablo. 12kts is a lot of fun and able to jump around with a smile on your face.
Anything less then it's on the foil board. Today was 6-8kts and foiling was even more fun when the water was millpond

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