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by TomW
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 386
Views: 36290

Re: Pocket board building

Thanks thewindego and alpaia for your appreciation! Here in Germany you can simply buy paulownia wood boards (18mm thickness, up to 600x2200mm, https://www.bauhaus.info/leimholzplatten/exclusivholz-leimholzplatte/p/14084273 ) in a local hardware store chain called 'Bauhaus'. I always asked myself w...
by TomW
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitech FRS
Replies: 84
Views: 12286

Re: Kitech FRS

I had a session last Sunday on 6m FRS.12ms with gusts into 15 ms. Windfinder said 17ms. 1,5m windswell with chop on top. 20m lines , 80 kg , 1000cm2 foil, Gong veloce M. I was very powered and at times over powered, had to drift kite in gybes it was so strong wind and big steep swells with short per...
by TomW
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eco
Replies: 61
Views: 3042

Re: Eco

Its been said here multiple times. To save the planet we have to stop consuming so much stuff. That includes everything. Many people fear communism, socialism etc. But what we should fear the most is consumerism. We are all in the grip of consumerism. Most of us go to our meaninglessness jobs, and t...
by TomW
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Just now joining the fun. New kite surfer alert
Replies: 48
Views: 2966

Re: Just now joining the fun. New kite surfer alert

Hi Brad, You are doing this the right way. Keep going with the 10-15 hours instruction. Don't buy any more gear, except a more normal TT, a slightly bigger one like 140-145 because you are a big guy. You should not even buy a big 15/17m kite. It totally sucks on a TT and its better to save your " ki...
by TomW
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Clear deck grips cost so much. Is it just plastic?
Replies: 39
Views: 3459

Re: Clear deck grips cost so much. Is it just plastic?

sketch-1605386889143.png I think hexa traction is expensive. Here's my first pad. Grippy in one direction. It's not very clear. How does the cost compare to Hexa? The tpu costs 25 bucks for 500g. Each pad is 10g. So that's 50 cents a pad. I need 14 for a board. So 7 $. But, the expense is the doubl...
by TomW
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 38
Views: 2236

Re: Pocketboard question

Hi Tom, Do you think the pocketboards are a trend or the new way for Freeride foiling? I think it is a "trend"to go really short to 88-90cm. For now. But a 105-110 board is so much more forgiving, with 90% of the benefits of going shorter. So i believe people will settle into 105-110. As a strong i...
by TomW
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding 2021 Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Kiteboarding 2021 Predictions

Who gives a f..k about competition. Its totally irrelevant.
by TomW
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Clear deck grips cost so much. Is it just plastic?
Replies: 39
Views: 3459

Re: Clear deck grips cost so much. Is it just plastic?

sketch-1605386889143.png
I think hexa traction is expensive.

Here's my first pad. Grippy in one direction.

It's not very clear.
by TomW
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Gong Veloce impressions
Replies: 64
Views: 6663

Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Can someone share some thoughts about the Curve Pro M vs the Curve Pro MT vs the Veloce M ? I'm undecided between Curve M and Veloce, and from the descirption on the gong page, the MT sounds like an inbetween. I have a dwarfcraft micro 3,6 does the 100cm CF " monoblok" mast fit to this board ? Than...
by TomW
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 38
Views: 2236

Re: Pocketboard question

Hi Tom, Do you think the pocketboards are a trend or the new way for Freeride foiling? I think it is a "trend"to go really short to 88-90cm. For now. But a 105-110 board is so much more forgiving, with 90% of the benefits of going shorter. So i believe people will settle into 105-110. As a strong i...

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