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by cglazier
Mon May 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Rear foot in front of rear strap location narrow stance
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Rear foot in front of rear strap location narrow stance

Any stance and foot position that feels comfortable is fine. I often ride with my rear foot in front of the rear strap. But when you are in challenging conditions or you want to go fast you will want to get that back foot in the back strap. When going deep downwind very fast I would be scared if I d...
by cglazier
Mon May 28, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash wrapped around harness hook
Replies: 9
Views: 4777

Re: Leash wrapped around harness hook

It sounds like you guys are doing handle passes behind your backs and you need long leashes. For most of us, who never do these handle passes, a short leash is the way to go. Here are ones from Ozone and Ion. It is a pleasure never again having a long leash snag on things. Just attach this leash ont...
by cglazier
Mon May 28, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness replacement webbing
Replies: 7
Views: 5378

Re: Harness replacement webbing

For years sailors have used this tool to sew quick repairs on heavy sails.
It handles harness webbing easily. Any marine store has it, or try Amazon. It comes with heavy thread.. and instructions for those that don't know how to sew (like me).

:wink: CG
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by cglazier
Sun May 27, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Repairing a pump seal
Replies: 13
Views: 6475

Re: Repairing a pump seal

You can extend the life of any pump greatly by occasionally lubricating the shaft. Avoid petroleum based lubricants like oil because they may react with the O ring. You can buy silicon spray lubricant at automotive or hardware stores.

:wink: CG
by cglazier
Sun May 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 25
Views: 13765

Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Lines? ..who needs lines
:wink: CG

by cglazier
Fri May 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil kites on shorter lines
Replies: 13
Views: 6417

Re: Foil kites on shorter lines

I switched from 24m to 20m lines for my 9m and 13m Chrono foil kites and am happy with them. Don't forget that the bridle on a foil kite is several meters long so the distance to the kite is not as short as you might think.

I tried 15m lines but I just couldn't get used to the quickness.

:wink:
CG
by cglazier
Tue May 08, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any tips on building a foilboard...
Replies: 12
Views: 6254

Re: Any tips on building a foilboard...

The picture I posted above was a joke. It is of a plywood board and wooden wings made by my buddy Grey B (who is actually an experienced foiler) and who clearly had too much time on his hands in his wood shop. He was able to ride it for a few moments, but a beginner would not stand a chance. Learnin...
by cglazier
Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any tips on building a foilboard...
Replies: 12
Views: 6254

Re: Any tips on building a foilboard...

Start with an axe handle and some plywood..
:lol:
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..this survived for about a minute, but we did get it up foiling briefly
by cglazier
Mon May 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!
Replies: 10
Views: 5816

Re: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!

I am no expert but here are a few things that have helped me.. - be well powered - go into the tack quite fast - pull continuously and harder on your back hand than you might think - absolutely look under your shoulder (to turn your board) - try to end up balancing on top of your board rather than f...
by cglazier
Tue May 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 5359

Re: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?

Impressive Horst. Any upwind angle better than 40 degrees is impressive. :wink:

But tracks really should be measured only where there is absolutely no current.. hard to find except maybe on an inland lake.

:wink: CG

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