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by tmcfarla
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cheap(ish) kite destination
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Cheap(ish) kite destination

South Padre Island, Texas is very cheap if you aren’t there right at spring break time. I think I remember seeing rooms for $30/night. Restaurants are pretty cheap and good too. It is a bit trashy, but generally good wind and very beginner friendly. If you are ok camping, Cape Hatteras, NC (outer ba...
by tmcfarla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting in the rain?
Replies: 28
Views: 1466

Re: Kiting in the rain?

Where I live, rain generally comes with really bad wind, but the single best session of my life was a rainy day in Barbados, there were rainbows and sea turtles, and the rain was warm, and the wind was perfect.
by tmcfarla
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Upper wind range of more recent Boxer
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Upper wind range of more recent Boxer

I found the high end on boxers to be pretty good, considering it is one strut. It isn't going to be as good as a kite with more struts at the top end, but I've had my 10m boxer (2018, I think) at about 25 on a twin tip and it was acceptable. If you are looking for a high wind kite only, the boxer sh...
by tmcfarla
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Multiple micro bladder leaks?
Replies: 31
Views: 1329

Re: Multiple micro bladder leaks?

I've run into this twice. In both instances I spent untold hours trying to fix before buying a new bladder. To save money, you can buy an uncut bladder and use your existing valves (hot water to remove them,aquaseal to glue them on). Maybe you'll have better luck then me, but I will never again try ...
by tmcfarla
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Buying demo kites - bad idea?
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: Buying demo kites - bad idea?

Like others said- true “demo” is no problem. Kites last a long time, and unless something went really wrong on the demo they it should have lots of life. If it is some shady dude selling broken kites as “demo”, that’s a problem. Like any used gear, it depends on how much you trust the seller. Reputa...
by tmcfarla
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Single strut kite comparison
Replies: 51
Views: 4116

Re: Single strut kite comparison

I'm in the rare camp that I really don't like my 10m boxer for foiling. I think this just means it is good to try first, if you can. I have kept it around for teaching my wife, and it is a really good kite for that. Could you let us know what about it you don't like for foiling. We all seem to foil...
by tmcfarla
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Single strut kite comparison
Replies: 51
Views: 4116

Re: Single strut kite comparison

The Boxer is absolutely perfect for foiling. Will get me some smaller versions soon. I could not agree more. It is my favorite kite not only for foiling but for general surfboard/twintip riding as well. I'm in the rare camp that I really don't like my 10m boxer for foiling. I think this just means ...
by tmcfarla
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Unpredictable foil injury
Replies: 20
Views: 1910

Re: Unpredictable foil injury

Looks like you had straps on, so first remove those. Next, when you are losing it, don’t try to recover, just keep the kite high and walk off the front of the board. Good luck on getting back on the water soon. Probably a good idea to talk to a sports doc or physical therapist, I know some people wh...
by tmcfarla
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Frustrated with an NV in lightish wind and foiling, am I just bad?
Replies: 53
Views: 2848

Re: Frustrated with an NV in lightish wind and foiling, am I just bad?

10 knots with a regular tube kite is tricky, at least it is for me. Strutless definitely hang in less wind, but they dont give significantly more pull- so a 10m strutless still pulls like a 10m kite. It will stay up in less wind, and through lulls though. In my experience (older clouds only) strutle...
by tmcfarla
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift surf series wing sets
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Lift surf series wing sets

Nice post, i was just about to ask for a real user review (not seller) of the 170 for kite foiling... Couldn’t really find one yet... Thank in advance! ...:) I have the smaller 110 wing and really like it, the 170 classic (last year’s one-piece 170) gets pretty much universal appraise from kiters t...

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