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by wingnut
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 3457

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

If you were to compare apples to apples, as they say, my experience with the North Rebel has been that there have been significant improvements in that particular design over the years. I happen to have some 6 year old Rebels and have ridden on the new model and it is definitely better. Most of the ...
by wingnut
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 7137

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

But when you have a kite that is pulling you at full speed past where the waves are breaking, I just can't see it any other way except easy. With the speed of a kite and the ability to move around where ever you want, how can this be anything except easy? If I gave that kiter a normal surfboard wit...
by wingnut
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 7137

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

Check out these guys without a kite to pull them ahead of the wave if necessary.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftok14M5p8g
just sayin'.
by wingnut
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Harness Hook Dings
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Harness Hook Dings

I took an old spreader bar, cut the hook off, filed it smooth, drilled holes near both ends, and had a welder weld some short pass-through tubes in and then put a piece of dyneema between to create what looks similar to the mystic bar above. Stainless welding part was the only real cost... looks onl...
by wingnut
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Harness Hook Dings
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Harness Hook Dings

I ditched the hook entirely and went to a sliding type of harness where I close the chicken loop around a rope that forms the spreader bar. Loop slides to my hip when riding toeside and no more hook dings. excellente . An example of this is the Ride Engine option bar http://www.rideengine.com/GEAR/A...
by wingnut
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why pro-riders move the hip forwards?
Replies: 25
Views: 3673

Re: Why pro-riders move the hip forwards?

I am thinking this would also depend on how the foil is trimmed/tuned as some foils or the way they are set causes them to lift more as the speed increases.
by wingnut
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

my Dakine Renegade packs flat if you remove the bar. Of course it has some memory and wants to curl but it will pack flat and is about 1 " thick in the middle.
by wingnut
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Airush ultra
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: 2018 Airush ultra

might have to make little pigtail gender changers as the loops are knots and the knots are loops, when compared to a North kite anyway. Airush is from the Southern hemisphere everything rotates the other way yo.
by wingnut
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Happy Hydrofoiling New Year c",)
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Happy Hydrofoiling New Year c",)

cglazier wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 pm
Happy New Year Peter. And thanks for all your valuable contributions to this forum.

:wink: CG
+1 Peter. Happy New Year to all
by wingnut
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 74
Views: 18030

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

I would totally agree with that too. I was mostly curious about the Ultra in particular and how it behaves. I have a North Fuse 10m that has been my goto kite for the last 5 years but I was cruising along in the summer thinking to myself what an absolutely great kite it has been when I flipped off m...

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