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by BWD
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fun riding the new Duotone Wing
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Fun riding the new Duotone Wing

I wonder if some people here are taking kiting for granted? In 1997 or so I heard about Naish, Flash, Laird, some French dudes and Roessler kiting. I wondered if it would ever become “a thing.” In 1999 I had to ollie over some guys kite lines while windsurfing, never saw him get a good ride... 4 yea...
by BWD
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone wing
Replies: 53
Views: 1800

Re: The Duotone wing

And foils used to be so inefficient they just towed them with a boat,or so glitchy they weren't fun for normal riders... But like early (and current) foiling the riders in the videos above, that know what to do, do well. The guy falling all the time is using it too much like a windsurf sail, digs a ...
by BWD
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 208
Views: 39005

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Prediction: Øyvind, Kai and Horst will eventually learn to fly. Like birds. Probably Greg D also.
Hopefully they will teach the rest of us.
by BWD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 61
Views: 1292

Re: Good kite for boat

You need help from a naval architect, it seems. If you are certain to spend thousands on something, go on and take a year to learn kiting. Then apply your knowledge to the problem. As a benchmark, consider the power a human can hold from a kite or sail is about 4-6 hp. All kitesurf and windsurf gear...
by BWD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite Board Hydro Foils available March 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 64114

Re: Kite Board Hydro Foils available March 2019

Yes Greg’s on MFC lately going by vids but the rest seem on Lifts for a year or three mostly, the foils are often painted though, so who knows. And what happens when the gopros arent along? Fun, i would guess!
by BWD
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The olympic pictogram representing kitesurfers
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: The olympic pictogram representing kitesurfers

kitecomedy wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:26 am
No, this is the real Olympic Kite Spirit :lol:
kitespirit_sold_for_money.jpg
Come on mate that 5 line crap is passé
Oh wait now i get it
by BWD
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board leashes are cool for wave kite?
Replies: 21
Views: 945

Re: Board leashes are cool for wave kite??

I forgot to mention, when using a leash i wear a helmet, just like I would when foiling.
A helmet is always a good idea when there is potential for faster, bigger crashes and collision with objects or terrain. I wear one most sessions lately.
by BWD
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board leashes are cool for wave kite?
Replies: 21
Views: 945

Re: Board leashes are cool for wave kite??

Im a recreational rider. I’ve used a leash when the shore was mostly rocks and cliffs with only pocket beach exits. Its a calculated risk. You cant lose the board in some situations. For event competitors, there are timed heats, they can’t chase their board for 10 minutes, the heat will end. Sometim...
by BWD
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do Twin tips get softer or flexier over time?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Do Twin tips get softer or flexier over time?

You should expect fiber/polyester composites to lose stiffness over time. Unless they are rather overbuilt.
Micro-fractures in the resin and some fiber breakage are involved. Epoxies used in boards have more toughness so they resist breaking down for longer.
by BWD
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 652

Re: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling

Suppose you are sending it deep offwind, whether on a big wave, or flat water on an extended Super-G carve, whatever, and the wind lulls, the wave jacks up, or you spot a fish net you have to avoid, any of which could require you to sail dead downwind for longer than you planned. Almost always on a ...

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