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by Macster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Speed5 - not getting on with it
Replies: 14
Views: 3327

Re: FS Speed5 - not getting on with it

Once you have checked the bridles and lines to make sure everything is trimmed properly, wait for a windy day. Take the 12 out in 20 knots+ and send it. You will be surprised by the magical landings of your foil kite. Frankly, you are no small fry and you have no business going out with a kite that...
by Macster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Need some advice on foil kites please (mostly Ozone related)
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Need some advice on foil kites please (mostly Ozone related)

For the record, I helped my friend tune his speed 5. It was 1.5cm out on the bridal. What a difference! It now generates 50% more power and hangs better in the air.

Oh and a big thank you to Famous Frank too for his time and advice offline.
by Macster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Teaching wife hydrofoil.
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: Teaching wife hydrofoil.

My wife does raileys and s bends but wont foil after seeing all the blood and cuts I got when learning.

I think if you took it really slow in light wind the risk would be lowered a lot. Just get her to cruise around for the first few days riding the foil board on the surface like a surfboard.
by Macster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar questions Cabrinha and Ozone
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Bar questions Cabrinha and Ozone

Wondering why you are replacing new lines on an 2018 Ozone bar? What have you heard/learned? I managed to get the centre and steering line tangled and knotted during a launch at a difficult site. Landed the kite immediately but the damage was already done. They will probably hold up for a while but...
by Macster
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar questions Cabrinha and Ozone
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Bar questions Cabrinha and Ozone

Yeah that makes more sense. Can you still feed the brummel splice ok with a knot in the loop or does that part not need to go through the line anyway?

Also, what diametre dyneema rope is best?
by Macster
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar questions Cabrinha and Ozone
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Bar questions Cabrinha and Ozone

Hi all, I'm replacing the lines sets on two bars with non-oem ones. Couple of questions please: Cabrinha When all four lines are disconnected from the bar and laid out under tension, the four lines do not appear to be the same length on the 2017 Cabrinha bar with trimlite. On my bar, the centre line...
by Macster
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lets discuss ear protection
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Lets discuss ear protection

Pretty unlucky to happy whilst foiling. I always wear my Gath helmet with the full face visor. It's great for the intense sun here in Australia, stopping the foil from slicing your head open, keeping you warm in winter and protecting your ear drums. I do freestyle and big air kitelooping on my twin ...
by Macster
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil skill progression steps
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Hydrofoil skill progression steps

Sorry slight highjack. Now that i can foil ok(ish) my main progression goal is to be able to ride rodeo past my twin tip friends, giving them a casual wave when they're struggling to get going in light wind.
by Macster
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Relaunching a wet foil kite
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Relaunching a wet foil kite

Thanks Horst, I didnt realise it is so easy to damage the canopy / stitching. Great tips, I've never been that patient and given up long before. I foil in Port Phillip bay Melbourne and like to explore all around the place which can see me get up to 6-10 km offshore. I have been caught twice on my o...
by Macster
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Need some advice on foil kites please (mostly Ozone related)
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Need some advice on foil kites please (mostly Ozone related)

Thanks all and Horst Sergio especially for the second video on relaunch technique. The Soul does get great reviews and is better priced than the Chrono. Cheers.

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