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by pierre.d
Mon May 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Newind background
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Newind background

Hi Riccardo is reliable and doing an excellent work. But there are two things you need to keep in mind: - he prefers to communicate in Italian, use a tool like deep.com to translate you english in good Italian , you will have faster and more accurate answers, especially if you have some specific req...
by pierre.d
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol
Replies: 16
Views: 2595

Re: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol

The shinn is good to carve and do high jump on flat water, it is a very fast and nervous board , I measured me above 35 knots with it. It is also a very capable light wind board for its size, I have been travelling with it in a golf bag , it was a good compromise as I am not riding on twintips. Now ...
by pierre.d
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol
Replies: 16
Views: 2595

Re: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol

Hi I have the same shinn board , which is actually great with the good conditions .. I am foiling since 4 years now, 95% of the time. I will definitively not recommend to use this board as a foil board, especially for a beginner: to narrow, to sharp , not enough volume for a beginner any old surfboa...
by pierre.d
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: zeeko foil mast
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: zeeko foil mast

The spitfire mast has an angle , the front wing brings less support, so the angle compensate that.
by pierre.d
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for 6-10 knots
Replies: 67
Views: 10940

Re: Kite for 6-10 knots

I have a 15 strutless (storm voyager) it is not performing like a light foilkite but I prefer it to swim back to shore and it is much lighter and powerfull than a mono strut 12, it is also relatively cheap compared with a foil kite. I use it with 35m lines, 60cm wide bar in 6-10 knots conditions wit...
by pierre.d
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strut length - your preferences
Replies: 16
Views: 2805

Re: Strut length - your preferences

I moved recently from 90 to 1m, what a progress !
The only downside of it is when you start from a beach with big breaking waves and a very low decline.
by pierre.d
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar , what do you think ?
Replies: 54
Views: 7394

Re: Sliding spreader bar , what do you think ?

using the dynabar since 4 years on a waist harness and dakine shorts pros: excellent for toe side especially on a foil excellent for engaged bottom turns on surfboard excellent for long walk on the beach at low tide excellent for your ribs (relieve some pressure) cons: needs some adjustment for aeri...
by pierre.d
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions for a wave/foil kite in one?
Replies: 29
Views: 3098

Re: Suggestions for a wave/foil kite in one?

If you are coming from Naish.
You can try the naish trip, they are good for wave riding and excellent for foiling. For me they behave better than the storm for regular kiting & wavering.
Under 8m the Naish ride is good too with 2 struts.
by pierre.d
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: really small foil boards < 100 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: really small foil boards < 100 cm

I tried different pocket, it seems that there is some kind of limit about 1.06-08 cm to have something still usable in heavy chop, that's why zeeko , ketos are retaining this size for their pocket board. (with 44-46cm width) A way to solve the issue is to compensate the size of the board with a bigg...
by pierre.d
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Recommended small board for traveling
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Recommended small board for traveling

I rode the kakoo pocket for one year, I like it on flat water , it starts to be small when you want to ride waves breaking at more than 1m, it is ok in the outside (non breaking waves) I built a bigger board for that purpose 1m25x46 with 12 cm of scoop. I think that the problem when you are close to...

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