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by tmcfarla
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite falling in lulls
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: Kite falling in lulls

No experience with P1 kite, but some kites are more susceptible than others to hiddenberging. I have a couple older kites that are pretty susceptible, and got into the habit of never using the trim strap on them because trim strap in + chickenloop out would often lead to hindenberg. Again, I haven't...
by tmcfarla
Sun May 31, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LF thruster foil any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: LF thruster foil any good?

I had one briefly. It was a nice enough foil, but I switched out for Lift 110, which I liked more. The only real downside was the weight, I had carbon wings and it weighed a lot as I recall. Foil weight isn’t that big of a deal when riding, but once you go to lighter full-carbon setups it is really ...
by tmcfarla
Tue May 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Care and feeding of your kite
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Care and feeding of your kite

Sunlight and fluttering kill kites fastest. In terms of storage, just don't try to really compact them, compact them down when they are on a plane, and give them some space the rest of the time. I roll my kites, but I don't think rolling or folding matters, as long as they don't sit shoved into a ti...
by tmcfarla
Thu May 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?

Some older bars release to two lines instead of 1 center line. Kites that are not designed for this (most modern kites) cannot be safely released to two lines. I can't remember when F-one switched to single line release, but your 2013 bar might not have this, in which case, don't use with a modern k...
by tmcfarla
Tue May 12, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil board: Fone Ts51 vs Fone pocket vs LF galaxy
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Foil board: Fone Ts51 vs Fone pocket vs LF galaxy

I haven’t used any of those boards, but I think if you are beginning to gybe, you are probably ready for a pocket board. You will find surface transitions a bit harder, but it is nice to ride a smaller board, and it is really nice if you can fit your whole assembly in the car without taking it apart...
by tmcfarla
Fri May 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Carbon Bars worth the extra price?
Replies: 72
Views: 3193

Re: Are Carbon Bars worth the extra price?

If you are using a simple round bar (which essentially all kite bars are), aluminum is nearly as light as carbon, and none of carbon's other advantages really come into play for a kite bar, so I think aluminum or other metal is more practical. The kite industry doesn't have a bunch of third party te...
by tmcfarla
Thu May 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: High volume pocket board?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: High volume pocket board?

Thanks for replies everyone, sounds like giant board isn’t the way to go. Lots of other good options though.
by tmcfarla
Wed May 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: High volume pocket board?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

High volume pocket board?

I’m thinking of building a high-volume pocket board for foiling in light wind, when I risk long swims. Anyone have experience with how much volume is needed to be able to easily prone paddle a board? My current foiling board is 42x105x2.5, or about 12 liters. It is great for kiting, but not much fun...
by tmcfarla
Sun May 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good seat harness for narrow waist?
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Good seat harness for narrow waist?

Good move, waist harnesses are inferior but do look cool....lol I would look into board short harnesses, basically a seat harness that looks cool...I find the Dakines run on the small tight side. I am also a big fan of boardshort harness, and have been using them for years. However, if riding overp...
by tmcfarla
Sat May 02, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question pump
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Question pump

Sure, I guess that worst- worst come to worst you lose a pump. However- be aware that one day you will not be able to kite back to the pontoon- the wind will die, or a line will break, or a bladder will lose air, or something. Make sure you have a plan in place for that day- can you safely get to la...

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