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by njrider
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carbon vs Alu mast
Replies: 25
Views: 1866

Re: carbon vs Alu mast

OK - So I have a Slighshot hoverglide with h2 wing. I think I'm going to settle on a 30"mast. What other aluminum setups would be lighter - Im rough on gear and not sure a carbon fiber would last long.
by njrider
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast size
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Mast size

My tacks are with touch downs - although I have had a few that were close to being on foil by accident. Also, I only get them consistent riding from fakie to regular stance.

I see that slingshot sells a mast of aluminum and fins of carbon fiber - would that be any good?
by njrider
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast size
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Mast size

Hey Simon - yeah it is flat and the water is shallow. I would say it averages about 4 feet deep. I think the 30" would be perfect though I would like to get it in carbon fiber. Seems that most of the carbon fiber masts are 35".
by njrider
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast size
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Mast size

I have been getting the hang of this crazy sport. I have about 10 sessions on a Slingshot 24" mast and alien air. Things are going good I have been successful at a few tacks with foot position change. In any case, my question is what is the reason to increase mast length. Today I tried the 35" and a...
by njrider
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foilboarding Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Foilboarding Disaster

Hi everyone. I had my kite lines get caught in my foilboard a few times - I think the word "scary" comes to mind. So, 2 things, what do you do when this happens. And what do you do to prevent it? Thanks
by njrider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilboarding Kite Sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Foilboarding Kite Sizes

I bought a Naish Boxer 9m and I see why they work so well for foiling. I would like to buy an even smaller kite and was hoping that someone could give me suggestions on the next appropriate size down. I was thinking 6 or 7 meter. Thanks
by njrider
Thu May 23, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stop this thing
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

Re: Stop this thing

Great tips - that makes a lot of sense. One question if you ride towards the kite won't it drop out of the sky?
by njrider
Thu May 23, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stop this thing
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

Re: STOP THIS THING

Good suggestion - violent face plants it is!
by njrider
Thu May 23, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Alien Air
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Slingshot Alien Air

I went to home depot and made some screws from what I could find in the stainless. They worked well as best as I can tell. The size I settled on was 1/8 by 1.25. The original length was 1" and was to short.
by njrider
Thu May 23, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stop this thing
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

Stop this thing

Hi all. Full foil ride today - yeah. I had that click moment. So my question is how do you stop the foil. It just seems to go faster and faster. I tried to head straight downwind and straight upwind and did not sense that it was slowing. The only thing that seemed to help is when I brought the board...

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