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by jakemoore
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Site can be offline sometimes!
Replies: 140
Views: 4741

Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Site can be offline sometimes!

Kiteforum.jpg This is Safari on a MBP. Red or Green? The banner add in the middle of two columns interrupts the flow of reading. It might work if it were one column of text or if the banner adds were aligned with the text at the left edge. It would best if the banner was in a footer or sidebar. Als...
by jakemoore
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer, bring back the Psycho 4
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Flysurfer, bring back the Psycho 4

Yes! Or something like the 3 gallery Speed4 DLX in smaller sizes. 3 4 6 8 for foiling. Light cloth, a Velcro butthole, and leading edge twigs are a welcome advancement. I also had the 6 and someone lifted it out of my garage :(. FWIW I strongly prefer the double braid bridles for improved durability...
by jakemoore
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Light wind foil kite for foiling
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Light wind foil kite for foiling

https://www.blackbox-sailing.de/surfen-kiten/surf-kiteleinen/350/liros-dc-pro-kiteleine?number=LI-DC.000-0161.BL Before spending any money on kites, I would strongly consider adding a 30 meter like be set made with ultra thin SK 99. I used DC pro 161 for the rear lines (350 lbs test) and larger for ...
by jakemoore
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Video: If the foil becomes a Spinnaker we obtain stern direction
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Video: If the foil becomes a Spinnaker we obtain stern direction

Yes! I’m doing this with a 7m hyperlink in less wind. Mostly following windswell waves with minimum kite power. Setting the bar for backstall makes it easy. Obviously this isn’t a race winning tactic but it’s fun riding. A light weight kite is a must.
by jakemoore
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Deck grip
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: Deck grip

I enjoy the hexatraction but as said the grip is a little less. I like to augment with pads to give a little more grip and also help me know where my feet are. The surfboard I use most is mostly covered in a pad but I have some hexatraction pieces between the pads so there is some grip over the whol...
by jakemoore
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Balancing kitesurf lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Re: Balancing kitesurf lines

The break? If you are talking about the clam-cleat or trim-strap it should shorten the front lines equally at the kite. There may be a 5th line going to the center of the kite or safety line going to one of the front lines. The safety line does become slack when you shorten the trimmer. Most bars ha...
by jakemoore
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lofting - what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Re: Lofting - what to do?

Flying it like a paraglider is the safest way. Or did you ever see a paraglider looping to solve a stress situation? No doubt with a kite the first movement should be to achieve stable flight by depowering the kite straight overhead and make only gentle steering movements with the kite facing into ...
by jakemoore
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite line re-coating
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Kite line re-coating

Time to replace. A broken line in a best case scenario is a swim in and a missed session. No fun. Cut out the worn areas and splice new loops. Use the healthy line as an extension set for light winds. Does it help to watch pornography? “Crusty old burner waxes his rope” is guaranteed to be the least...
by jakemoore
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Does board volume still matter for water starts?
Replies: 36
Views: 3610

Re: Does board volume still matter for water starts?

But nevertheless, when the wind dropped, maybe 5-6 knots max, I could still just manage to get on the board, but to absolutely no avail, as it would sink so deep that foiling was utterly impossible. Peter_Frank, there is no doubt in my mind I could get on foil if I can get into the position you sho...
by jakemoore
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Does board volume still matter for water starts?
Replies: 36
Views: 3610

Re: Does board volume still matter for water starts?

This makes sense. For gentle touchdowns, is the right rocker most important? My favorite so far is the LF Galaxy. I broke it by running aground. Now i'm switching between a Dwarfcraft and the Crazy-Fly Chill prototype. Both of the shaped high volume boards are nicer in a touchdown by far. I don't k...

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