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by cglazier
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot position vs actual strap location a bit off
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Foot position vs actual strap location a bit off

Yes Peter's advice is right on. I often ride with my back foot in front of the rear strap and I always do that just before tacking or gybing. I only put my rear foot in the strap when I want to go fast or jump or to feel stable in challenging conditions. When you look for straps you will want to fin...
by cglazier
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Store the foil
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Store the foil

You should apply your anti corrosion compound everywhere stainless steel touches aluminum.. apply liberally to threads. TefGel is a great thick compound but it is quite expensive. Loctite Blue is less expensive and commonly available, at least in North America. Lithium grease is cheap and common eve...
by cglazier
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Recommended 1 strut for big wing hydrofoiling?
Replies: 23
Views: 2385

Re: Recommended 1 strut for big wing hydrofoiling?

Hey heavy guys 200-230lbs...From research it looks like my bottom end on a 12m pivot would be 10kts or so on hydrofoil, so is there really any advantage to getting a single strut kite? If so what size do you recommend for 8-15kt range? I own three Pivots, (5, 7, 9) and a Boxer 12. The Boxer is ligh...
by cglazier
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: sitting on your board - easy, or am I uncoordinated?
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: sitting on your board - easy, or am I uncoordinated?

I found sitting on my 128 cm Alpine board worked but it took some effort to keep my balance. Then I realized it was way easier just to put my feet on the fuselage under water, one in front of the mast and one behind. The board is downwind between me and the kite and facing perpendicular to the wind....
by cglazier
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How Foils Work.. video
Replies: 0
Views: 350

How Foils Work.. video

Informative and quite technical:

by cglazier
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Do foil kites sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Do foil kites sink?

I lost my 8m Flysurfer Soul when my harness line broke (I knew it was worn and should have replaced it) and then my kite leash stainless steel weld part failed. The last I saw of my kite was flopping downwind toward land several km away. The wind was over 20 knots. My buddy dragged me in. I then sea...
by cglazier
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carbon Mast base Protection Board
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Carbon Mast base Protection Board

You can easily form a thin gasket between the mast base and your board with strips of common electrical tape on your mast base. Electrical tape does not degrade in water..
by cglazier
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil wing repair advice
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Foil wing repair advice

Agreed.
You can use any good epoxy (not the 5 minute kind) to fill small dings in your wing but not to build up a wing tip like this. Just sand the sharp edges and don't worry.. you'll never notice it.
:-) CG
by cglazier
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Short Foilboard water start tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Short Foilboard water start tips?

I'm appx 200lbs My new board is 3' and the foil is a 1200 normally use a Strutless 9m. I had ZERO luck waterstarting it on my first session. Eye opening. Everything I've done before didn't work. I biased my front foot heavily to prevent the larger (to me) foil from breaching on my starts but it jus...

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