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by OzBungy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 38
Views: 1414

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

I highly recommend a Switch Helium 3 in the larger sizes, mainly because they're very good, and very cheap. Make a long travel bar and you'll have plenty of range if/when the wind picks up. More importantly, get yourself a larger hydrofoil. That's far more important for light wind riding. A larger b...
by OzBungy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofin? Any insights on this?
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Hydrofin? Any insights on this?

For a foil to work everything that is not the foil has to be out of the water. If the non-foil bits have contact with the water then they create drag and you stop, or go really slowly. Even the mast creates drag, but you need that bit to keep the rest out of the water. If you want to go fast on a TT...
by OzBungy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofin? Any insights on this?
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Hydrofin? Any insights on this?

It looks like it creates more drag, not less.
by OzBungy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

.... What was wrong with back zipper anyway! The zip lets water in. You have stupid flappy things trying to keep the water out. You have velcro holding the flaps and the zip closed. Velcro is cancer for neoprene. I have no trouble at all getting in and out of chest and zip free suits. I am tall and...
by OzBungy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Two things. Ease the suit off bit by bit. Push the suit off. Don't pull. Think of it as giving birth. Women push babies out of small flexible tubes. It's bad when they get pulled out. :baby: People have trouble get out of snug wetsuit because they're doing it wrong. You think, "I want to peel this w...
by OzBungy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: (almost) tool-less foil setups
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: (almost) tool-less foil setups

I used to use a bicycle torque wrench to tighten the screws to 4Nm. That felt a bit loose. I tweak them a little further to about 5Nm. It's all finger pressure. It seems that constant screwing/unscrewing wears out the hex heads. I invested in very good quality tools but slop comes in over time. I us...
by OzBungy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: (almost) tool-less foil setups
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: (almost) tool-less foil setups

Interesting. I would never consider a plate mount. So bulky and clunky. I have J Shapes gear with a deep tuttle mount and a one piece foil-fuselage-stabiliser. I do a full assemble/disassemble every session. That's two screws for the fuse to mast connection and two screws for the mast to board conne...
by OzBungy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 2056

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Looking for thoughts on using a 4m Switch Element with a Lift 170 at Sherman Island (summer wind averages about 20-25mph). If too much (kite or wing), would you recommend getting a 3m Element, or a Lift 150? Thanks for your input! I have a 4m Element. It's an excellent kite. I highly recommend it. ...
by OzBungy
Sat May 25, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 212
Views: 13043

Re: The Duotone wing

Lighter, more compact and greater wind range than a sailboard sail. Easier "relaunch" and quicker setup than a kite. Less room on the beach and in the water than a kite. Easier self-rescue when coupled with a bigger board. Better depower, float and drift than a kite when on a wave. The other thing i...
by OzBungy
Sat May 25, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 212
Views: 13043

Re: The Duotone wing

I am watching developments in these things with increasing interest. I have dabbled with surf SUP foiling and it's a bit limited because of the need for surf and water depth. Adding a kite wing thingie might make a surf SUP foil a lot more useful. I see it letting me use the winds that we can't use ...

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