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by cglazier
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?

Yes any rope slider spreader bar solves your problem.
Ion and Mystic both make good ones that fit on Dakine harnesses.

Many of us wear a seat harness..I prefer the Dakine board shorts variety. Virtually all racers do because the lower pull point works better.

;-) CG
by cglazier
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: learning to jibe with or without straps
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: learning to jibe with or without straps

Either way works. I learned with straps and I found it helpful to have a front strap to aim for. As with any trick where you switch your feet it is a good idea to loosen your feet in the straps before beginning so your feet will come out easily. In fact I usually take my back foot completely out of ...
by cglazier
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?

The Soul is a great foil kite for most of us and it can attain speeds higher than probably any inflatable kites. But there are even faster foil kites used by racers.. they are just not as user-friendly as the Soul. Some of the slowest inflatable kites are the zero strut or one strut ones.. they are ...
by cglazier
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Beginner roll issues riding switch
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Beginner roll issues riding switch

Should I just remove the back strap? Is it going to get very difficult all of a sudden if I do that? Just take your back foot out of the strap and ride with it just in front of the strap. It's easy and comfortable. I often ride that way. When riding toeside it allows me to place my back foot past t...
by cglazier
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil front-roll instructions wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: hydrofoil front-roll instructions wanted.

The front roll was my favorite move back in my twin tip days. When I switched to hydrofoils I did a few. They aren't difficult but I quickly learned that when things go wrong I could end up crashing on top of my foil in a rather dangerous mess. I stick to back rolls now.. definitely safer. Just my o...
by cglazier
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

Re: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?

I've been trying to figure out how to get my girlfriend who is now a pretty decent foiler to not let her board go when working on relaunch of her kite! The easiest way is to put the board in front of you sideways. Then put your feet on the fuselage under water on either side of the mast. Now you ca...
by cglazier
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jessy for North...what happened to solbach?
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Jessy for North...what happened to solbach?

I guess there are some out there who still haven't heard.. :o Sky Solbach and virtually all the riders and employees of the old North company are still there. And all their products like the Rebel and their other kites continue. Even the warranties are honored. Only the company name has changed to D...
by cglazier
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

Re: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?

If a downed kite, I drop my own board, and ride or drag his/her board back to him/her so possible to sit on the board for safe relaunch, or drift to shore. And then drag myself back to my own board :thumb: If someone you know well, just ride and give him/her your board, while you drag to the lost b...
by cglazier
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Strap Inserts stripped
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

The Amazon helicoil kit above has everything you need except a handle for the tap. The helicoils work well in stripped aluminum. I haven't tried them in plastic.
You tube has good instructional videos.
CG
by cglazier
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Review: Liquid Force Orb (foilboard)
Replies: 26
Views: 1067

Re: Review: Liquid Force Orb (foilboard)

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