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by cglazier
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Line Test - wtf?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: Duotone Line Test - wtf?!

We have plenty of North/Duotone kites in use around here and their lines seem to hold up well.. comparable to other top brands. My only complaint is that they use a high Y line configuration. This forces you to buy the bar and unequal lines just from them. They say that the high Y is used for perfor...
by cglazier
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Board rail protection
Replies: 13
Views: 1484

Re: Foil Board rail protection

Tip for Alpine board owners: Get a roll of blue electrical tape and put a strip of it along each side. The blue tape is hardly noticeable and it gives a little protection for the blue paint. Electrical tape is also widely available in white, blue, red, green for other color boards. It sticks very we...
by cglazier
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The back drag and stupid unwind angles
Replies: 18
Views: 1089

Re: The back drag and stupid unwind angles

What does “hooning along” mean?
by cglazier
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to place a front pad on a surfboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: How to place a front pad on a surfboard?

Surfboard wax comes off easily with common paint thinner (and this doesn't damage your board). Then wipe the residue away with alcohol. It is critical that the board be very clean. If you are in a cold climate try to find some place warm to apply the pad. The adhesive does not stick well if applied ...
by cglazier
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Question Profile Go Foils ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2671

Re: Question Profile Go Foils ?

Dear kiteboarding company, Please send me the exact details of your product so that I can make a copy. I know that you spent much effort testing and optimizing your product but I think it would be nice if you give me the results of all your development work for free.. that way I don't have to buy yo...
by cglazier
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone working on frontrolls?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Anyone working on frontrolls?

The frontroll was my favorite move when I rode twin tips and directionals. I have tried a few frontrolls with my hydrofoil and they work but they are risky. When you come in for a landing you are on top of your gear and if things go wrong you are in trouble.. you are either going to land on your gea...
by cglazier
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how to go fast on hydrofoil
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: how to go fast on hydrofoil

With your gear you should be able to go fast. Two things come to mind.. Keep your kite low and edge against it hard. This works when you go upwind or downwind. It makes you stable. If you can’t bring your kite low, use your depower adjustment until you can. Try the different shims that came with you...
by cglazier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board short harness
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: Board short harness

I have been using the Dakine Nitrous shorts for years. I am on my second pair and I am happy with them. They seem to last well over 200 sessions before the webbing wears out which is about three years for me.. (this is the same life as any harness for me). They are a bit less bulky than the Ion shor...
by cglazier
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuttle vs Deep tuttle
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Tuttle vs Deep tuttle

Here are some dimensions. A normal Tuttle mast should fit in a deep Tuttle box just fine. Sometimes the bolt holes are a bit off but that just takes a little attention. I have been riding a normal Tuttle mast (Taaroa Joy) in a deep Tuttle box (Mikes Lab) for quite a while now with no problems. Remem...
by cglazier
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Any experience with high load jumping using a "kite foil box"
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Any experience with high load jumping using a "kite foil box"

The KF Box and the Tuttle box and the Pro Box all are designed to take most of the forces on the sides and front/back edges of the box. The screws used to hold them in place shouldn't normally see much load. In fact Alpine used only one screw, (although now they have gone to two screws). The plate s...

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