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by Adolfo
Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: fastest free ride hydrofoil?
Replies: 45
Views: 14862

Re: fastest free ride hydrofoil?

I hadn’t used a lot of foils, but based on my experience (1 ½ years) and the foils I know, here are my 2 cts: If you like LF, the Happy Foil is way faster than the Rocket Fish, and Cabinha Double Agent, and a little faster than Lift, and the North Speedster. But it’s also more difficult to fly, beca...
by Adolfo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any paragliding pilots around here?
Replies: 37
Views: 10380

Re: Any paragliding pilots around here?

PG strikes me as requiring less athletic ability & skill than kiteboarding? Is that true? You don’t need any athletic ability to fly a ppg. You just sit there and enjoy de view. But you need to be in decent shape to takeoff and land on some situations. To takeoff on nil wind days, you have to run u...
by Adolfo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any paragliding pilots around here?
Replies: 37
Views: 10380

Re: Any paragliding pilots around here?

Yes, PPGs are noisy. But we use earplugs and you forget about the noise as soon as you are in the air. It’s just a part of the flight. Planes are noisy too. It’s difficult to explain. But when I fly without the motor I enjoy the silence. One of the pleasures of flying is that the only noise that you...
by Adolfo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any paragliding pilots around here?
Replies: 37
Views: 10380

Re: Any paragliding pilots around here?

I have quite a bit of experience in both, kiting and PPG. I started paragliding circa 1990, but then left it because most flying places were too far away from home. Then in 2001 I started kiting and in 2008 picked up powered paragliding. Nowadays I spend most of my kiting time foiling or surfing, wi...
by Adolfo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Uruguay
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Uruguay

Forget about the lagoons. They are way to shallow for foiling.
But you have a huge ocean out there where you can foil.
by Adolfo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Happy foil board inserts loose.
Replies: 16
Views: 1979

Re: Happy foil board inserts loose.

On my first LF board, the mast rails became loose inside the board.
Liquid Force replaced the board.
by Adolfo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2018 LF Thruster Foil
Replies: 59
Views: 19209

Re: 2018 LF Thruster Foil

My first experiences with foils were a couple of sessions on a LF Fish that a friend lend me, and after that I bought a Happy Foil. I paid for it about half of what I would have paid for a North or a Lift, and 30% less of a Cabrinha Double Agent, that were the only other choices I had then. That was...
by Adolfo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Neos for hydrofoiling
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: North Neos for hydrofoiling

Thanks Jasontsai. I actually had considered the Mono as an option. 9 Mono + 7 Neo looked like a good 2 kite quiver. The Mono for foiling, and surfing in very light wind, and the 7 Neo for most days. But the North representative here doesn’t carry Monos, so they are out of the question, making the de...
by Adolfo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Neos for hydrofoiling
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: North Neos for hydrofoiling

Good point. That’s something I thought about, but didn’t want to complicate de question in my original post. Yes. I know the Neo 9 has more power than the Rebel 9, but was expecting that that would give me more light wind possibilities. I weight 70 / 75 kgs (160 pounds), and am using a Liquid Force ...
by Adolfo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Neos for hydrofoiling
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: North Neos for hydrofoiling

This is exactly the kind of informed opinions I was looking for. What a great forum this is!! So it’s decided then. Neos will be my next quiver. Unfortunately there are no waves where I live, so I mostly foil at home and surf when on vacation. I can’t switch from foil to surf and viceversa depending...

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