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by Eduardo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Just not getting it
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: Just not getting it

I promise you that you will get it. I suggest you post a picture or details of your setup. There are some things like foil way to far forward or back that can make it very hard to find good balance. Also, I once assembled with my stabilizer up side down - that was a wild session! It is also easier t...
by Eduardo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Gybe Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 3723

Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Slight thread hijack... What is the trick to high(er) speed gybes? For relatively sedate speeds, I can gybe fine. However, if I'm cruising along and want to do a sudden direction change I always outrun my kite especially in lower (10kt) winds. Do I just have to lean harder into the turn to tighten ...
by Eduardo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 696
Views: 75760

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

I just got to demo a 10 on a foiling day that started medium powered and then to lightly powered. My thoughts: it wants to fly. I tried but could not self land it without anchoring, even when the wind dropped. In this wind, I easily self-landed a 12 drifter without an anchor, to try them back to bac...
by Eduardo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 75
Views: 5460

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Everyone else has addressed kiting, I am going to talk about money. I posted this exact question about 5 years ago and then went hunting. I spent the last 25 years in California before I retired. I am still looking for the perfect place but I am currently based in SW Florida because it is cheap, no...
by Eduardo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 75
Views: 5460

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Don't forget to check Mauritius. If you buy real estate over a specific amount, you get unlimited residency in the country. Amazing kiting and waves, good infrastructure, very good quality real estate, medical services, stable economy, low taxes, perfect climate. A bit far from many places, but not...
by Eduardo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many hours off air flight is a kite built for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1112

Re: How many hours off air flight is a kite built for?

My 14m HP Nemesis is 2009 and I think that I have close to 300 hours on it. Re-glued all the valves on it a couple of years ago (they practically fell off) and it is still going strong. Kite leading edge and canopy are in great shape. There aren't many kites worth finding the end of life for as usu...
by Eduardo
Sun May 31, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Flat water family spot (Greece, Cyprus)
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Flat water family spot (Greece, Cyprus)

(preferably next to the spot). I think this is most important with little kids. Otherwise, when you drive, it can be tough to align schedules of naps, eating, ... with wind and having them happy at the beach as long as you want to stay. I suggest Kremasti, Rhodes. There are beach front hotels with ...
by Eduardo
Fri May 15, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?

Some bars use different pigtails, but this is an easy fix. yes watch for that. check before you go to the beach so you can get some adapters. Otherwise, should be interchangeable. so the answer to your question is almost always yes. But 7 years might be pushing it for other things. Are you sure the...
by Eduardo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What your most used kite size for foiling?
Replies: 30
Views: 2021

Re: What your most used kite size for foiling?

Everyone says this : " I want to only foil in light wind, and otherwise use my TT". It rarely works out this way. Either the prospective wannabe foiler only tries to go out in light winds and gets frustrated due to the difficulty in those conditions and the inability to acquire the muscle memory, a...
by Eduardo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What your most used kite size for foiling?
Replies: 30
Views: 2021

Re: What your most used kite size for foiling?

i have bad news for you. you are going to have to give up the idea of big three strut kites. they are just not a good match for light wind foiling. too heavy as the posts above point out. we all have to be careful about statements on X knots of wind because meters are often not calibrated, and we ha...

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