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by RadDrDuke
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Re: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Shape doesn't really matter that much, if it has enough flotation it will be good to learn on
by RadDrDuke
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who is an ambidextrous foiler?
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Who is an ambidextrous foiler?

I don't ride goofy toeside, but I never thought of it until now, will start!
by RadDrDuke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 355
Views: 58185

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

I've been surfing this Chinese HF mounted on 7'6" surfboard lately and it's a blast. Highly recommended. Still haven't kited with it.
by RadDrDuke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best gloves for kiting
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: Best gloves for kiting

Marigolds and a thin glove liner for me in XL for extra baggyness and flexibilty. I have the Xcel "anti-glove", which is basically the same thing as this marigold household rubber glove. It is good from 50*f airtemp to 45*f airtemp. Below 45* air it is way too thin and fingers go numb quickly, abov...
by RadDrDuke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self-teaching
Replies: 41
Views: 4230

Re: Self-teaching

Yes, to teach friends you need old crappy kites you don't mind them crashing hard. The MOST IMPORTANT part in teaching yourself is finding a huge, open beach without anyone around. If this isn't possible then you can't teach yourself at all. Learning to kite is very dangerous to yourself and especia...
by RadDrDuke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self-teaching
Replies: 41
Views: 4230

Re: Self-teaching

I taught kiting from 2003-2009 or so, and still occasionally teach friends for free. If you are trying to do it on your own: 1. Get a trainer kite and really practice alot 2. Watch instructional videos and read all about learning to kite 3. Buy a setup including an appropriately sized kite for your ...
by RadDrDuke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuits: Front Zip Vs Back Zip
Replies: 32
Views: 11794

Re: Wetsuits: Front Zip Vs Back Zip

Another trick is wearing an impact vest and/or life jacket in the winter. This totally stops wind to your core, adds a bit of insulation, and obviously is crucial if sh!t hits the fan and your in for a coldwater swim.
by RadDrDuke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best gloves for kiting
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: Best gloves for kiting

i wonder if it's worth gluing a strip of old wetsuit to the palmar side of gloves/mittens to help make a more permanent pre-curve and help alleviate some of the strain of gripping...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to ruin your vacation with Core
Replies: 44
Views: 3835

Re: How to ruin your vacation with Core

Just a lemon kite, call them and get a new one for free hopefully. Could happen with any brand, just a warranty issue. To all you blaming the rider: no way should any kite split on impact with water. Kites are super strong and generally can be tomahawked onto the beach without problems. I used to te...
by RadDrDuke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 35
Views: 2986

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

Back foot is usually just at the rear bolts, as shown in previous picture.

Ditch the back hook and go strapless, much better

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