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by Carlos_C
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!

Colin...its great hearing about your foil journey....I remember the early days on Kiteboarder.co.uk....... The older foils were fine - Flysurfer got their act together with the Psycho 3's - around 2006 - I had earlier foils like the psycho 1 - which jumped - went upwind and relaunched and was unstab...
by Carlos_C
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?

I have a quiver of 2006 Flysurfer psycho 3's and they are fine - not as much finesse as the modern Flysurfers but you can have a good time on them
by Carlos_C
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best cities to live for year round kiteboarding
Replies: 53
Views: 10537

Re: Best cities to live for year round kiteboarding

Living 45 minutes away from the coast cuts your real estate costs by half ...
Not if you live in London.. :D

I have at least 10 spots about an hours drive - depending on time of day - from SE London..so have all wind directions covered
by Carlos_C
Wed May 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind kite
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Light wind kite

beginner kite.....one of my first kites was a Psycho 1.........the speed is a docile pussy cat compared to that
by Carlos_C
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Help re-tuning a Sonic 2, am I on the correct path? Bridle/mixer
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Help re-tuning a Sonic 2, am I on the correct path? Bridle/mixer

I had an issue - once with the my Sonic 2 - would not inflate - wing tips kept collapsing - re did the mixer - even though it was not off - and since then has been perfect - for me at approx 70 kg the 13 is the biggest kite I will need for a twin tip
by Carlos_C
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: I bought a Flysurfer Pulse2 6m...
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

Re: I bought a Flysurfer Pulse2 6m...

This inspires me to get my 6mt pulse 2 out of the attic and give it a go again...all I remember is that the kite was one of the easiest to relaunch .....almost has an autorelaunch
by Carlos_C
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kites on wet beaches
Replies: 38
Views: 2407

Re: Foil kites on wet beaches

If you've got a sand covered wet foil kite - easiest solution is to drop it into the water whilst flying it - or fly one tip into the water then the other - or you fly it till it dries.
by Carlos_C
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kites on wet beaches
Replies: 38
Views: 2407

Re: Foil kites on wet beaches

In my experience foil kites would start showing signs of age at 100 hours. LEI kites are still going strong at over 200 hours. Funny I have Psycho 3's from 2006 - going strong - the odd replaced bridle - but not much else - my 2009 Fuel with much less hours on it is held together with spinnaker tape
by Carlos_C
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite Self Landing Stick
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Foil Kite Self Landing Stick

still think an ikea bag with carabiner attached works well - fill full of sand and its going nowhere-
by Carlos_C
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: an ultimate weapon for marginal wind ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3676

Re: an ultimate weapon for marginal wind ?

That looks like a Mastair .......if anyone is interested I have a crispy 16 mt Mastair with an untested speed system added by that chap in switzerland - cant remember what it was called now. The Mastair pulls like a truck and is way to powerful for me....but if anyone is interested.

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