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by OzBungy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power and Kite Size
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Power and Kite Size

I have been experimenting over the past few months, deliberately going out with the "wrong" kite size. Riding with 4-5m kites in the mid teens and 10-12-15m kites in up to 25 knots. All kites have been 3 strut surf-style LEI kites on 24m lines. It appears you can put up any kite you want and make it...
by OzBungy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?
Replies: 64
Views: 2720

Re: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?

How can I make it FUN learning to ride a longer Mast?? Seems like several of you found a way to make it fun. I learned super quick on short LF setup. Then went to a LONG Mast and never could get started. Sort of lost my excitement. Any words of wisdom to get excitement back to start up again? Thank...
by OzBungy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: starting on duck tack to toeside
Replies: 31
Views: 2367

Re: starting on duck tack to toeside

I am just cracking the tacking conundrum. In each session I make a few, end up in 360's, do quite a few promising failures, and smack in a little. The advice from Duke silver above is spot on. Do that. Your goal to break it down is understandable, but unreasonable. It's a complete co-ordinated movem...
by OzBungy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wind range 9m hyperlink
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: wind range 9m hyperlink

... once it reaches 20kts will be on a surfboard ... Why would you do that? Foils become massively huge fun in the 20-35 knot range with a small kite. Waves are great fun. The only thing that would get me on a surfboard is good sized, good quality ocean surf. Pounding around in wind chop on a surfb...
by OzBungy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Action Cams in 2019 whats everyone using
Replies: 27
Views: 1799

Re: Action Cams in 2019 whats everyone using

I have a GoPro Fusion and edit the video on a standard base model iPad. It works fine. The 360 footage is excellent as long as you don't impose the 360 images on anybody. Just use it to extract stills and flat video clips. Here's a still I took from a video. Not kiteboarding but you should get the i...
by OzBungy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing inverted kite
Replies: 24
Views: 1705

Re: Fixing inverted kite

Stupid, stupid, totally moronic tips. Where do they find these morons? You risk all sort of problems trying to untangle lines when the kite is perfectly controllable and you can easily ride back to the beach, land, fix the problem and take off again. Maybe they're using irony to show us how stupid t...
by OzBungy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foils that don’t sink. How much of a problem is it
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: Foils that don’t sink. How much of a problem is it

Generally, foil up is pain when it's upwind (you have to drag back to it), a foil down is a pain when it's downwind (the foil can rocket off downwind without you). As an experienced kiter, generally in stronger winds, foil down is better. If you're downwind of the foil then it comes back to you auto...
by OzBungy
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ice cold water wetsuits
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: ice cold water wetsuits

Not sure about your ice cold water. We don't have snow. Our winters get pretty cold and the water gets down to about 10 degrees C. We're toasty warm all through winter. The suits have to be at least as warm as any other 6mm suit you're going to buy. We are extremely happy with these: https://needess...
by OzBungy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foils that don’t sink. How much of a problem is it
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: Foils that don’t sink. How much of a problem is it

I had a minor inconvenience today when I stalled my kite and fell off my board. The board was barely 2m away. I tried to swim after it but it took off. There was no way I was going to catch it swimming as fast as I possibly could. I tried to chase it down, just to see if I could. I gave up and relau...
by OzBungy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foils that don’t sink. How much of a problem is it
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: Foils that don’t sink. How much of a problem is it

My foil almost never sinks. It can sink, but if it's floating then it will float forever. If your foil sinks then it usually comes back to you after a fall. This is great when learning to tack or any other difficult move. It is a pain if you have crashed your kite and lost touch with your board. The...

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