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by joe f
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 'Kitesurfer' dies on Walberswick beach in freezing storm conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: 'Kitesurfer' dies on Walberswick beach in freezing storm conditions

He was indeed a kitesurfer. Not far from where I live / kitesurf. It will be interesting to find out what happened (police are supposedly reviewing GoPro footage), but I can tell you that it was seriously cold on that day. A very experienced kitesurfer, so the wind should not have been an issue but ...
by joe f
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid vaccine
Replies: 961
Views: 30833

Re: Covid vaccine

Live updates: U.S. again shatters records after 2,800 new patients require hospitalization in a single day https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEHIwFbFCxMC_40qRbIN0TmgqGAgEKg8IACoHCAowjtSUCjC30XQwzqe5AQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen LA Hospitals can't keep up with surge of COVID-19 illness https://ww...
by joe f
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: gliding/carving with speed: kite falls (a good drifting kite)
Replies: 23
Views: 2536

Re: gliding/carving with speed: kite falls (a good drifting kite)

Another vote for the Peak 4...... I have been using Souls for the past couple of years and they are far from terrible on the drifting front (especially the smaller ones) but I am always shocked at how much I have to think about the kite when I go back on my 9m Soul after using my 5m and 4m Peaks. Do...
by joe f
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 9m Soul
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: 9m Soul

Hi Joe Appreciate your feedback. Do you find this kite more difficult to park at say 10 or 2 versus the 10m? That is what i found, to me, it dended to want to fly down, rather than park itself, might be good for some, but I was not use to it. I took my friends new 10m, 2020 version, and I really li...
by joe f
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 9m Soul
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: 9m Soul

I asked a while ago, as a 10m Soul owner / fan, about any feedback on the 9m. I have subsequently bought the 9m so can share thoughts as a previous 10m owner, but I have never owned the bigger ones. In a nutshell, I love it. It definitely feels smaller than the 10m but in a good way (it is quicker a...
by joe f
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning to foil strapless from a surfing background
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: Learning to foil strapless from a surfing background

Foot hooks are another option to consider. I started with straps (just front ones) but didn't like it. I then used foot hooks, which definitely help with the start itself and don't get in the way too much when riding. Ultimately, I prefer strapless and I think you will be the same with your surfing ...
by joe f
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul 12m or 15m
Replies: 24
Views: 2488

Re: Flysurfer Soul 12m or 15m

A lot of people love the 12m and 15m, but I would not personally go bigger than 10m. I used to have the 10m as my light wind kite and now have the 9m as I prefer to ride underpowered on the foilboard. I am 90kg. In the UK, so the air is generally colder (more punchy) although this year has been hot....
by joe f
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 9m v 10m Soul
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

Re: 9m v 10m Soul

What sort of wind speeds do you guys feel comfortable in launching your 9m & 10m Souls? Do you have an upper limit before you decide that it’s too windy to launch safely? for sure I would get out my phone to film anyone launching a 9mtr soul in 30 knts of wind, that's over 35mph, the soul is not we...
by joe f
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 9m v 10m Soul
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

Re: 9m v 10m Soul

I have similar dilemma but for TT and I'm leaning towards 9m to join my 15m. I would be always traveling with these two anyway but if had to chose one kite for travel it would be 10m soul. A 9m and 15m will give you a massive range and the benefit of a more lively kite in the higher winds. But I ag...
by joe f
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 9m v 10m Soul
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

Re: 9m v 10m Soul

Sorry I didnt see the post earlier. Main difference between 10mt and 9 mt soul is the cell count, which from the 10 mt onwards is at 41, compared to the 35 cells of 9mt souls and smaller. This effectivelly results in a lower aspect ratio, which actually means faster turning, more drift but a little...

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