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by RadDrDuke
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?
Replies: 16
Views: 1811

Re: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?

Any kite basically works fine if you don't drop it. I used to ride an old 12m airush varial x down to 8knots foiling regularly. We have a super reliable wind meter and that was my cutoff (and still is), lulls over 8knots and I'm foiling! The problem is that you have to be really careful flying regul...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 43
Views: 4425

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

Never ridden a cloud but I've ridden lots of wave kites and Reos are probably the best around. If you have good winds you should just buy Reos and be happy, once the wind is above 15knots this sport isn't rocket science, you could ride an old Waroo and have a great time I ride airush ultra which fit...
by RadDrDuke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 186
Views: 53929

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Thanks Mike. I have 145 lightwind Crazyfly TT but mostly ride surfboards in the 5'8 size fairly wide with smaller kites 185 lbs. The 14 can be a bit much in the surf sometimes. The idea here is to replace the older 14 with something newer for those marginal days when I just want to get out and ride...
by RadDrDuke
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: TS Gordon and Pensacola Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: TS Gordon and Pensacola Beach

I have ridden in many tropical storms, it is generally good wind day before and after. Just be prepared to drop your kite on a dime and leave when the rain/lightning/wind arrives. If known lightning it's not worth it at all, don't want to become dead Ben Franklin flying kite in a lightning storm
by RadDrDuke
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 71
Views: 7372

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

Airush kites are awesome at self landing with the bridle. Just release the safety and the kite flips onto its back and sits there. I do it almost exclusively unless the wind is light enough I can just flip it face down.
by RadDrDuke
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foilboarding in NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Foilboarding in NJ

NJ has a massive amount of wide sandy beaches, you can foil essentially anywhere in the ocean. There are almost no rocks and a gradual drop off of sand so it's perfect for foiling. I foil all the time when its not windy enough to surf kite or no waves etc. LBI area is where I ride mostly. There is 1...
by RadDrDuke
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 39
Views: 14379

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

I have a 9m Ultra and kite at least 2 days per week in all types of conditions with it (8knots foiling lulls to 26knots TT mega-air sessions) and have yet to drop the kite. It is so ridiculously stable. If it lulls below 8 knots it would fall I think but we have excellent winds that are quite consis...
by RadDrDuke
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 6539

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I have a takuma v100 and a LF happy foil. I hate the surf foil for kiting, slow and doesn't "take off" or build apparent wind at all...it's torturous. Great for actual surfing though.
by RadDrDuke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer

I have put the Ultra through the ringer with lots of use now as I kite very frequently and the 9m ultra is the perfect kite for everything I do: foil (8-16kt) -> surf (12-20) -> TT (15+). It is a fantastic kite and very high-quality/durable as I've rolled it, crash/safety landed on beach in high win...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: skimboard choice
Replies: 31
Views: 9885

Re: skimboard choice

Just spent a week in Hatteras with the family and could only fit my 9m ultra and a skim. Great time in 15-20knots and chest to head high waves almost every day. Super difficult doing bottom turns on the bigger sets but a great challenge and small package for transport. You can do shove-its on the fa...

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