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by cglazier
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wind range Naish Boxer 5m on hydrofoil
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Wind range Naish Boxer 5m on hydrofoil

It all depends on your preference as jumptheshark says. i usually like to ride well powered. I weigh 165 lb (75 kg). In 16 knots of wind I will be enjoying myself with my 12m kite while my friend who weighs 205 lb uses his 5m kite. And we both ride with similar wings. So there is no definite answer ...
by cglazier
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump lube
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: Pump lube

Silicon lubricant is safe to use. It is inexpensive and commonly available in either spray or grease form. Many other lubricants like cooking oil, petroleum products, vaseline, suntan lotion, lithium grease, hair conditioner, etc. work temporarily but may soon gum things up or may degrade the O ring...
by cglazier
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2473

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

nice 13 second video
by cglazier
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2473

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

Here is the Duotone Academy tutorial on the Foiling Gybe. They advise to start turning your kite and then carve your turn (at 2:30 and 3:08).
They also have two more basic gybing videos and again they say to steer your kite and then begin your turn.



;-) CG
by cglazier
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2473

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

With skill you can turn your kite before, during, or after you turn your board. But the safest ways is to turn the kite (start the downloop) first to keep tension in the kite lines. If you turn your board first (toward the kite) you will ride straight at it and may lose any ability to control it. Th...
by cglazier
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuttle box
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Tuttle box

I have three boards and one of each, a plate, a tuttle and a KF box. Certainly the KF box and Tuttle are quicker to assemble because they only use two screws. They also have the advantage of not having a bulky plate on the end of the mast. Note that the KF box is an improvement on the Tuttle box (wh...
by cglazier
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Multiple micro bladder leaks?
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Multiple micro bladder leaks?

Known fact that near the inflate valve area the PSI is the highest because of the greater circumference As you go away from the thickest part of the LE bladder towards the thinnest part (tips) the PSI drops a fair amount No. The pressure (measured in psi) inside a closed container like a kite bladd...
by cglazier
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling Overpowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: Hydrofoiling Overpowered

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could advise me on how to hydrofoil when over powered. The problem I have is that when I am over powered I dont have the weight to hold my large surf wing down since the kite lifts me up and if I lower the kite in the window I have too much speed. Is there a technique ...
by cglazier
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issues with screw-in "Boston" valve
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Issues with screw-in "Boston" valve

I checked my pump nozzle this evening and the problem is that the nozzle isn't a tight enough fit. Even when pushed in all the way the nozzle is barely tight in the valve. Some older pump nozzles barely fit. I find that if you sand them quite a bit then they work. Or just find a different brand pum...
by cglazier
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Multiple micro bladder leaks?
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Multiple micro bladder leaks?

The soapy water technique described by kjorn above works well and is how we find the leak location while the bladder is inside the kite. Then we remove the appropriate part of the bladder and when part of the bladder is outside the kite we often have to pump it up very hard before the leaks show by ...

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