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by davesails7
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Pro Tour La Ventana
Replies: 12
Views: 5246

Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour La Ventana

cglazier wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:57 pm

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What's that white/red/black kite in the bottom right above the two orange kites?
by davesails7
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sealing alu strut - still a no-no?
Replies: 15
Views: 3960

Re: Sealing alu strut - still a no-no?

Yeah, I think the concern is that water finds its way in, gets stuck in there, and causes corrosion. Not that the expansion will break the aluminum, but would cause gaps to let water in.
by davesails7
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pryde CR X
Replies: 15
Views: 4229

Re: Pryde CR X

until he /she ponies up for the serious dollar carbon models (AKA the Oranges). If you buy the new stuff it is pricey. However, the good thing about the fast development in race gear is you can buy last years gear for cheap. It took me months to sell my spotz2 with top of the line carbon board (onl...
by davesails7
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: More tacking questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: More tacking questions

HOW IN THE HELL are you able to get the foot into the strap while riding? It felt like I was gonna eat shiitt every time I tried to pull my back foot up a little and move it into the strap? Haha, yeah this happened to me too. I finally started landing the tack after hundreds of failed attempts, and...
by davesails7
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H3 speed wing - anyone tried yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Slingshot H3 speed wing - anyone tried yet?

Houston kiteboarding mentioned it here
https://youtu.be/SwQqzH0xW_0

They didn't see the point of it. Slingshot says it's for big wave tow in?

If you want to go fast you can probably get a 2-3 year old race foil (e.g. spotz2 or delta) for not much more money than that $549 wing.
by davesails7
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: yaw stability
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: yaw stability

Another way to add yaw stability is to move the strut attachment back on the fuselage. This greatly increases the stress on the board and on the fuselage, but many newer race foils have done this because race foils are all about going fast in a straight line. As Peter pointed out, any vertical surfa...
by davesails7
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3694

Re: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!

foilonfoil wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:11 am
davesails7 wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Doing a small pump off your back foot just before you move it off the board is key to having the momentum to come out of the tack.
Sweet! I was not even aware this was happening.
Gunnars tacking video is really good: https://vimeo.com/102126847

He talks about it at 1:30
by davesails7
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3694

Re: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!

Doing a small pump off your back foot just before you move it off the board is key to having the momentum to come out of the tack.
by davesails7
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS speed 5 vs Sonic V1
Replies: 29
Views: 6629

Re: FS speed 5 vs Sonic V1

I had the Sonic 1's and rode a Speed 5 12m once. The Speed 5 felt to me better behaved and more stable with less surging or no wingtip collapses compared to the Sonic 1. The Speed felt like 90% of the performance of the Sonic (in jumping, speed, and hangtime). I didn't get to try them back to back i...
by davesails7
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Levitaz Vs. Ghost Whisperer
Replies: 24
Views: 4440

Re: Levitaz Vs. Ghost Whisperer

Fast replacement of broken masts is nice, but shouldn't the masts not break? :-? Talking with people who have ridden both, either company makes good foils, but you'll have to narrow it down. Both Levitaz and Slingshot/Moses offer several different wings and masts with very different riding character...

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