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by tmcfarla
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone wing
Replies: 53
Views: 1800

Re: The Duotone wing

I think it depends on price and how easy they can make it. If they sell it cheap, and it isn’t too hard to learn, I can definitely see getting one so non-kiting friends could come to the beach with me. There seems to be this progression of price in sports: windsurfers were (I’m told) relatively chea...
by tmcfarla
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Rare proto model
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Rare proto model

Permission to take a picture of an object on the beach? Interesting perspective of how the world works. I suspect it is a matter of decency rather than permission. Presumably Toby just doesn’t want to host a picture that the inventor doesn’t want posted. If i were the moderator, I would take it dow...
by tmcfarla
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite Setup Time
Replies: 34
Views: 722

Re: Foil Kite Setup Time

Don’t have any foil kites any more,found them too much hassle. But, on a sandy beach, if you leave the lines attached, foil kites can set up faster than any Lei. Take down might be a bit longer, so maybe a wash in the end. But total time between set up and take down- a foil kite can at least match a...
by tmcfarla
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 652

Re: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling

Definitely don’t get a foil kite or strutless kite for first kite, and I would really recommend against a 1-strut kite for first kite. A regular 3 or 5 strut kite has a wider sweet spot and is more versatile. Beginners won’t be kiting in light wind anyways- too technical. One person recommended land...
by tmcfarla
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

On the hunt for a beginner foil board. I travel in a motorhome so trying to keep amount of gear low. Are the convertible boards a good idea E. G Slingshot converter? The general consensus is to use two boards. The are a lot of really good low-volume foil boards available, so it barely takes up more...
by tmcfarla
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Which set do you recommend?
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Which set do you recommend?

I ride lift 110, had LF thruster for a while, and have used old LF fish. Lift is more refined than the Thruster, in my opinion. Lift has better high end, same low end, feels less draggy, and better carving. Both are much better than fish, which I don’t think is good for anything but first lessons. L...
by tmcfarla
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Adapter to use Moses with inexpensive Aluminum Slingshot Masts
Replies: 32
Views: 2019

Re: Adapter to use Moses with inexpensive Aluminum Slingshot Masts

Complete Onda for $900, yeah, I hear that package will also come with a unicorn to tow you when the wind is light! 900 euro doesn’t sound totally crazy if they release an aluminum mast. Current onda is 1500 euro with almost half of that going to a carbon mast. So under 1k euro with aluminum mast so...
by tmcfarla
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

I looked into it last year, but was put off by the 20 hour flight and 10 hour drive from airport to beach. I’d still like to go some time, but it just seemed like too much hassle to get there without good flights from where I am.
by tmcfarla
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Camber induced kites?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Camber induced kites?

Also because performance in kiteboarding is not about an optimized Lift/Drag ratio. Stability, turning ability, instant depower, are typically much more valuable characteristics than just speed of the kite through the air. For the few use cases where L/D matters, foils seem to cover that pretty wel...
by tmcfarla
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Camber induced kites?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Camber induced kites?

I think you mean additional fabric behind the leading edge to clean up the profile? I think it has been tried. BRM did an April fools video about it a couple years ago, but if I recall, he actually made one and found that it had no affect on performance.

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