Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

For an absolute newbie

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders


airsail
Medium Poster
Posts: 146
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:57 am
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Queens
Favorite Beaches: Queens, Scarbs
Style: Freestyle
Gear: Bularoo 7, Yaga Pro 11, HP10&12, FS Psycho2 17,
Cardboard 136x46, Nobile 555 131x40
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby airsail » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:09 pm

But on the plus side for foiling, usually on any given day you will use a much smaller kite than you would on a twintip. So when things go bad, and they will, there is not as much pull from the kite. Self launching and landing is also much easier as your launching a 5 or 7 mtr kite in 15 knots rather than an 11 or 12 mtr kite.

TomW
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2649
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 120 and 135
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 set
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Ozone Reo 5
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Flysurfer Sonic 2 13m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby TomW » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:08 pm

Good decision lopi. Get good on that board, then you're ready to get a foil setup.

User avatar
Sandras
Medium Poster
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Favorite Beaches: Okaloosa Island, FL
Gear: .
Location: Destin, FL

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Sandras » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:38 pm

Okkiteboarder wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Here is a video for the beginner foiler. Take a look.
phpBB [video]
Nice Video! :thumb:

Eltreato
Frequent Poster
Posts: 305
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:35 am
Kiting since: 4
Local Beach: Acadia, 3rd Ave.
Favorite Beaches: Manzanita
Gear: old junk
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Eltreato » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:19 am

Good call on the Nugget. Once you have it down solid start thinking about the foil. Learning to kitefoil from scratch seems like learning to juggle and unicycle at the same time.

User avatar
Peert
Frequent Poster
Posts: 422
Joined: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 am
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Kijkduin, IJmuiden, Schellinkhout, Wijk aan Zee, Marina, Mirns.
Style: Freeride
Gear: Best Roca 4m, Naish Boxer 6 and 9m, GA Pure 8m Naish Trip 10m, Gong strutless 11m Modded Waroo 14m.
Mako 135x38 Mako 140x40 & Mako King 165x45, Crazyfly Bulldozer, T40 Moses Vorace Hydrofoil + Gong Wings
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Amsterdam

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Peert » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:25 pm

there are cheaper alternatives to the onda 633.
Gong supfoil is supposed to be similar
(surface area etc..) but cheaper construction (alu mast)
Board and foil together is 800€ new.

User avatar
bragnouff
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 672
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 99
Local Beach: New Brighton
Gear: Alkita boards
Zeeko foil
GK Trix
Enduro9
Brand Affiliation: GK enthusiast
Location: Te Wai Pounamu
Contact:

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby bragnouff » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am

Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power.
You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some time flying the kite on land until you can forget about it.

Wazza Foil
Rare Poster
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:15 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Hams
Style: Kite surfing strapless. Foil, SUP and ka
Gear: lots
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Wazza Foil » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 am

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am
Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power.
You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some time flying the kite on land until you can forget about it.
Only an issue with traditional heavy kites, others such as Cloud strutless and single strut kites are ok in 5kn and with practice even launch

azoele
Rare Poster
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Gear: Airush DNA 14
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby azoele » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:16 am

Wazza Foil wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 am
bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am
Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power.
You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some time flying the kite on land until you can forget about it.
Only an issue with traditional heavy kites, others such as Cloud strutless and single strut kites are ok in 5kn and with practice even launch
Would you include North's Mono in the group of kites able to stay up with little wind?


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], jyka, Pierrot and 2 guests

cron