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by davesails7
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Open Palm Mitts and Pogies

Was wondering what people's experience is with Open Palm Mitts and Pogies. No one likes wearing gloves. Gloves are even more of a pain with foil kites if you need to self rescue or untangle bridles on the beach. I don't usually go out when it's really cold anymore because foiling is colder with the ...
by davesails7
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5552

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

Thanks for the update!

12m lines on a 21m kite is pretty short. Is that your usual line length for 21m kites? The V3 must turn pretty tight if you're able to jibe on lines that short!
by davesails7
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5552

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

Anyone know if there is a price increase from r1v2? Theses are the only prices I've seen, and seem to be the same as v2: https://www.ozonekites.de/produkte/foilkites/r1v3/
by davesails7
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5552

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

Interesting you picked up on this. To me, this is the biggest difference between Ozone design filosofi compared to how other brands put it. I wouldnt say ozone is the one brand with this philosophy. In the first gen race kites, I found the Flysurfer sonic to be more user friendly than the Chrono. 2...
by davesails7
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: harness choice, doctors tale of woes.
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: harness choice, doctors tale of woes.

General ergonomics are better standing than sitting. Especially under load. I fear for the current crop of foil racers. I can easily imagine there will be more than a few with lasting back issues. I agree, the upwind racing stance looks bad, but it doesnt feel bad. All the load is from your hips do...
by davesails7
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5552

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

I'm very interested by this description, "OUR UNDERSTANDING OF TRUE RACE PERFORMANCE IS NOT ONLY RAW POWER AND SPEED – IT IS THE COMBINATION OF EVERY ASPECT OF A KITES CHARACTERISTICS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW EASY IT IS TO ACCESS ITS FULL POTENTIAL." I've been on the Flysurfer VMG for a few months....
by davesails7
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5552

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

and V3 is not anymore exists in Ozone home page? Strange story, second time. Weird I doubt it's been cancelled though. People in the know have been selling their r1v2's cheap. I just picked up an 11m And 15m r1v2 lightly used for less than half of their original MSRPs! If the v3 gets cancelled, the...
by davesails7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 21
Views: 1948

Re: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Coaching, travel, lost income from not working, etc - these are the main costs of competing at a high level in any sport. The foiling equipment annual cost is modest by comparison especially since designs are stabilizing and gear is holding its value. Does the value of a used Mike’s even go down? A...
by davesails7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is Your Max Speed @ Hydrofoil ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2193

Re: What is Your Max Speed @ Hydrofoil ?

We have a nice flat water spot where there is shallow water on either side of a deep channel. I've had several ten second average speeds in the 34-35 mph range with Delta Hydrofoil and Sonic 2. 15m Sonic 2 in 14-15 knot winds and 11m Sonic 2 in 18-20 knot winds for top speeds. Top speed on Sonic 2's...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best "FreeRace" Foil Kite?
Replies: 20
Views: 2277

Re: Best "FreeRace" Foil Kite?

It sounds like the Sonic2 is a good Freerace option, except for the discouraging caveat about needing experience to fly them. But, how does one get experience with high AR foil kites without actually flying them??? I think sonic2 is fine as a first foil kite. I've had several people fly mine who ne...

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