Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 542 matches

Go to advanced search

by borist
Tue May 14, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar dimensions
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: Sliding spreader bar dimensions

I got sloppy when replacing the rope. now it is a bit slack (longer "A" dimension) could be as much as 5-6 inches. Still works fine, enough reach for me. I found that having quick release too close to the spreader on my Vega sit harness (using Slingshot Talon metal loop) was detrimental to the comfo...
by borist
Mon May 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 650
Views: 139720

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

lederhosen wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:32 am
Never having tried monofoil, i wonder if a canard feels like a monofoil with more pitch control.
Not really. Spitfire is lot more stable than mono and closer to a regular foil by comparison, even with small wings.
by borist
Fri May 03, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Broken Strut
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Broken Strut

Mike Murphy came by our spot last weekend. He seemed to care more about not cashing out on this foil craze rather than what that thing is called :wink:
by borist
Wed May 01, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 225
Views: 42668

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Tried riding mono couple times and would appreciate some pointers. The setup I'm using is Gong surf wing medium size (I think it is the same as the one in picture above). The board is Levitaz Exo first gen. When I setup foil with the stab, mast position worked out to be all the way back. After remov...
by borist
Wed May 01, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bars
Replies: 22
Views: 1935

Re: Sliding spreader bars

they are great for toe side. no problem with most jumping either. I found the wear on the rope is rather small when foiling as I'm not as powered up as on TT. Also using regular plastic coated chicken loop/QR loop wears out rope less than stainless ring or rope specific chicken loop metal replacemen...
by borist
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tefgel
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Tefgel

Actually - I notice that there seem to be two different products available at Home Depot: Superlube 3 oz. Tube Synthetic Grease with Syncolon PTFE I'd go for this one. Seems to check all the boxes. Tefgel is PITA to work with because of its high adhesion/stickiness, but that I believe makes it work...
by borist
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flysurfer releases VMG 13³ – the real game changer
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Flysurfer releases VMG 13³ – the real game changer

costs 400 euros, 2 racing bars included. only negative is that it needs 3 acres for launching and 6 for landing
by borist
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duration for Screws in Aluminium mast?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Duration for Screws in Aluminium mast?

I'm having good luck with Tef-gel as well. Usually disassemble the foil for travel only, 2-3 times a year. Salt water. Zeeko foil. I don't even re-apply Tef-gel every time if the coating looks good, but would not recommend doing this. When applying a fresh coat, I clean surfaces really good with rub...
by borist
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 61
Views: 16569

Re: Why not more canards ?

So how do you handle sea grass collecting on the foil? My area has a lot of it and for my surfboard I just ollie to shed them. Would you perform some sort of maneuver to shed them? A jump works quite well. I can shed some of the grass shaking foil in the air, but not all of it. Landing straight dow...
by borist
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 61
Views: 16569

Re: Why not more canards ?

Similar sentiment here. Spitfire with XLW has been my go to rig for about 18 months or so (standard wings before that). I'm still happy with it, but would like to try something else in waves. XLW is still a bit too fast in waves. I have not noticed any pitch issues at speed, but it is not often that...

Go to advanced search

cron