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by Sceotend
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY Quick release
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: DIY Quick release

I bought a Frog (https://www.kong.it/en/2-products/items ... frog-cable). It's really nice concept though expensive for a carabiner clip. It doesn't release under tension, so will not work as a quick release.
by Sceotend
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitefoil, double skin - single skin Peak/FireFly?
Replies: 57
Views: 5330

Re: Kitefoil, double skin - single skin Peak/FireFly?

Thanks geron, I would be really interesting to hear more about Race Star+ kites. I have NS4 kite from born and it's really nice. I also have Peak 4 8m2. I have been wondering how Stars will perform vs Peaks as I'm contemplating to buy a smaller single skin.
by Sceotend
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?

I have a Peak 4 8m kite. I'm 200 lbs / 90 kg and a novice on skis. I have now had about ten starts. I think it's a great snow kite at least for a novice. It's a really safe kite, collapses instantly when it hits the ground. Also, if you grab either steering lines high enough the kite flags instantly...
by Sceotend
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

Pansh seems to be a mixed bag - in more than one way. I thought Pansh before I bought the Peak. From my point of view the problem is that they might need some tinkering. This is something I have to learn but not sure this is the best time (is it ever?). On the other hand I'm sure Pansh offers a lot ...
by Sceotend
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

I would like to start hydrofoiling in the summer - preferable with the same kite. I realized now that more experience with foil kites would be useful before buying one. Use your peak 4 8m to learn to hydrofoil, at your weight you'll want about 9-18 knots of wind for that kite. Don't take it in more...
by Sceotend
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

If you're learning to hydrofoil, the best way to short circuit some of the learning process is to learn to foil behind a boat or jetski. That way you can focus on learning foiling skills and not worry about the kite. The same applies to learning to foil on a SUP or prone surf foil. With a good boat...
by Sceotend
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

Thanks Nate for confirming that the Pelican would be a good choice - and all the help. You have really nice videos and reviews! It's a shame that small companies struggle to get traction even with great products. I think I need to get the kite from a local distributor. The task is somewhat easier if...
by Sceotend
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

I'm certainly a "grown up", it's downhill from here :). I'm dedicated but on the other hand I have almost zero experience on any board (snow, land or water). I will get the setup you suggested, let's see.
by Sceotend
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

Thanks. It's clear now that I have underestimated the challenge ahead. I'm sure I will save a lot of frustration and time following your advice.
by Sceotend
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A second kite for snow and water?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: A second kite for snow and water?

If you are only about to start hydrofoiling, i recommend a kite that is as easy to use as possible, meaning a stable LEI that drifts well. I clearly recommend to NOT learn hydrofoiling in light winds but to learn in moderate winds where you could also use a TT. You will need to fully focus on the b...

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