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by gl
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wingfoiling not foiling?
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Re: Wingfoiling not foiling?

Peter, I have no trouble going upwind when off the foil unless the wind drops so low that I can barely feel it. Then I lose ground. I use a larger board, 7' 10" by 30" with 138 litres. I am 80 kg. I am wondering if the large board makes it easier. On gusty days when I drop off the foil I head upwind...
by gl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3 and now 8.5
Replies: 298
Views: 56088

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3 and now 8.5

I take mine to the side of the wind window just above the water then grab both rear lines to drop it on the water and then I pull in just one of the rear lines to flag it out. Once it is flagged out I then start winding all the lines on the bar working my way up to the kite. This is only when it is ...
by gl
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Where to go for more LEI-like depower?
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Where to go for more LEI-like depower?

For gusty turbulent winds I like my concept air smart kites. They are fairly low aspect. They have a really large depower range. Even in the worst conditions I find they're still reasonable to fly. I'm not sure they're the right kite if you're jumping a lot. I don't jump much. But I find the lift is...
by gl
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 51
Views: 8327

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

I have not tried tried drift launching in deep water but I drift launch them all the time. For me they are the easiest drift launching kite I own. They only require a small amount of air in the vents before I drop them on their back and let them drift away. They lift easy once they get to the end of...
by gl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Best hydrofoil wave kite: ConceptAir Firefly vs. Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 31
Views: 3896

Re: Best hydrofoil wave kite: ConceptAir Firefly vs. Flysurfer Peak 4

Go to Ben's website www.conceptair.com. You can get the contact info there.
by gl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 51
Views: 8327

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

I liked my 6 meter firefly enough that I also purchased a 4 meter. The lakes are frozen here so I have not been able to try it on the hydrofoil. I have used it on snow a couple of times and now have a feel for how it is compared to the 6 meter. Even in quite strong winds the flapping is considerably...
by gl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 51
Views: 8327

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

I recently discovered something interesting about my 6 metre Firefly. I was putting a new bar on it and I took it into a small field surrounded by trees to test it out. The wind was really gusty and at the high end the gusts we're pulling very hard on the kite. The wind would shut off almost complet...
by gl
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sling Shot Space Skate 65 info?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Sling Shot Space Skate 65 info?

I had a wing a couple of years ago that I bought used that had a similar split I glued and clamped it with PL Premium which is a moisture cure polyurethane paste glue. It did a great job and it can be sanded and painted. It seems like an easier way to fix it to me. It worked great until I sold it. A...
by gl
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sling Shot Space Skate 65 info?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Sling Shot Space Skate 65 info?

Here is picture of my setup. I did not install the mast but laid it roughly where it would go. You can see the mark from the mast on the fuselage. I have seen quite few guys where I kite with this wing and all of them use it with the mast in the wing. Having tried both, I much prefer it on the fusel...
by gl
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ideal wing size for learning?
Replies: 21
Views: 1053

Re: Ideal wing size for learning?

The first time I used my 1534 cm. I could not keep it in the water. I then went back in and moved the mast up into the wing and it was easy to use and very balanced. So I suspect you just needed to change the way it was set up assuming your can be changed.

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