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by Slyde
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wingfoil mast lenght
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Wingfoil mast lenght

Just ride what you have for now and don’t worry too much about pumping. Once there is enough wind you don’t really need to pump. It will all come together v soon. You won’t use the 65cm mast more than a couple of times. Save your money for a funky high aspect wing when you are better. I’m betting yo...
by Slyde
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wingfoil mast lenght
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Wingfoil mast lenght

Agree with Gunnar but even so it seems something is not right about what you are doing. You should be able to foil easily with that gear in 15 knots. I am only a beginner but can foil with a 4.2 at approx 12 knots with a 2000 cm2 wing and much the same with a 1600 cm2 wing, maybe a knot or 2 more re...
by Slyde
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: is it that easy to splice my own lines, SK99 600kg or-
Replies: 62
Views: 2841

Re: is it that easy to splice my own lines, SK99 600kg or-

I would respectfully disagree with Ozbungy. I have cut and spliced kitelines many many times both with a stitched "finger splice" and with the locked double brummel splice. If you only use the single brummel you must stitch the splice as it will not hold, but a double brummel splice will hold perfec...
by Slyde
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: NZ South Island foiling spots
Replies: 19
Views: 762

Re: NZ South Island foiling spots

Seriously you won’t need it at that time of year. Take a 3/2. It’s only the lakes that have cold water because they are snow melt, but the air temp is usually good. The sea temp is mid teens, so not tropical but not crazy cold. But be prepared for some strong winds because it can blow at times. Neve...
by Slyde
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 590/633/683/790 Confused
Replies: 59
Views: 4184

Re: 590/633/683/790 Confused

Whoever does the marketing for Moses is a genius. So many wings with so many names and so many choices that no one knows what to ride and they are all similar yet different so you have to have at least 3 wings and 3 stabs and a couple of fuses and maybe a few length masts because when you get to the...
by Slyde
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12 vs 15m for Marginal
Replies: 35
Views: 3077

Re: 12 vs 15m for Marginal

Personally I think it depends on your preferred riding style. A lot of guys seem to like the “big wing small kite” style with very little kite pull. If that’s you go for a 12ish size. For me I like to ride powered so I am “small wing big kite” style and I choose a 15 as my low wind choice. Both a 15...
by Slyde
Wed May 29, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Speed Record for hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2913

Re: Speed Record for hydrofoiling ?

45 knots 😳 James Johnston has big balls. What foil was he riding?
by Slyde
Tue May 14, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Gear for going fast
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Gear for going fast

I also have J shapes freeride and agree it tops out at 22-24 knots despite being stable at speed. I like it for high winds for this reason because I know it is speed limited. I have heard of guys who have pushed one to 30 knots but I can’t. My Spotz Shark is a lot faster especially off the wind and ...
by Slyde
Sat May 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Levitaz bionic vs Moses Comet?
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Levitaz bionic vs Moses Comet?

I think this is the wrong forum for you. There dont seem to be many racers frequent these pages. It all depends on how committed you are to push it to the top. You could ask your question on the kiteracing facebook page or the kiteracing2hand facebook page. There may be someone answers thats near yo...
by Slyde
Sat May 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Disadvantages of larger foil wings?
Replies: 40
Views: 2938

Re: Disadvantages of larger foil wings?

They are boring
Ok for learning and surf but didn’t we all get into kitesurfing because we liked the buzz of hooking into that Raw power. I like to get my heart rate up when I do sports.

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