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by borist
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best seat harness for foiling?
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Dakine Vega. Thin, comfy, light, packs well. I used variety of harnesses over the years, including shorts harness. I'm on 2nd or 3rd Vega now, using LF spreader bar with rope on it.
by borist
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: jfc $233 import duty on an $840 Switch kite
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: jfc $233 import duty on an $840 Switch kite

The Trump Trade War with China imposed 15% duty on kites and bars, it is now at 7.5% duties on kites and bars. The Biden Administration has yet to scale this back. You likely paid $58.80 in duties, the local sales tax rate was likely applied, and you paid brokerage to the carrier. Indeed. If you re...
by borist
Wed May 19, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoilboard mast track positions
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: Wingfoilboard mast track positions

I ride Fanatic 5-0 with Armstrong foil (1850). Using Quick Flight mounting plate I was able to mount the mast about 1" forward of the tracks. Even though the footstraps are in the rear position I still feel that I need more forward foil position. I like solid front foot pressure when kitefoiling but...
by borist
Thu May 13, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Symmetric Wing
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: Symmetric Wing

Sounds like a solution looking for a problem. Wing getting stuck during a jibe? The most of the windfoilers at our spot can't do a decent jibe even after couple years of foiling. Wingers start jibing after few sessions, some during the first one. I don't see a problem
by borist
Wed May 12, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Skydiving with a kite
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Skydiving with a kite

Cool!
by borist
Mon May 03, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Armstrong 2400 anyone try using for kiting?
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

Re: Armstrong 2400 anyone try using for kiting?

You can do it, but that's about it. I found it a bit slow even for winging.
by borist
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2454
Views: 255671

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Foiling let’s you get away with tiny Peaks. I mean I’m always alone out there when using the blue ones and others on 12-15+m kites only show up when I’m on the orange ones. :lol: :lol: :lol: Local kiter told me a story recently: His daughter asked him why he didn't go out kiting one day. He: "It wa...
by borist
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: second session on a wing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

Re: second session on a wing...

It's always easier to keep things simple when learning so why bother with the hassle of double leashes? Sure, the leash is necessary most of the time when winging but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the conditions when they present themselves. I stopped using board leash rather early ...
by borist
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: second session on a wing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

Re: second session on a wing...

This video might help, although the foot change might be tricky at your stage. As for dropping the wing tip, what helped me was Damien's advice on what to do with back hand (@4:15 min in the second video).


by borist
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2454
Views: 255671

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Smaller Peaks (5m or smaller) are not that hard to reset and relaunch even in larger chop as long as there is enough wind and the kiter is able to sit on the board (helps to have both hands free). I've done it several times since I bought Peaks last fall. The first time I was on 4m, was in similar c...

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