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by bragnouff
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Fireball
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Cabrinha Fireball

In the same vein, but with a much simpler implementation, there is the 3D hook from HB's legacy harness: https://www.hb-surfkite.com/en/legacy-harness/ From the pics, it looks like you could still foul-hook with this and still accidentally hook your bar end on the CL hook. Not too sure I understand...
by bragnouff
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Fireball
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Cabrinha Fireball

In the same vein, but with a much simpler implementation, there is the 3D hook from HB's legacy harness: https://www.hb-surfkite.com/en/legacy-harness/ Reduces the leverage from the hook when kite is pulling in any direction, so pretty comfy when riding toeside, but unlike on a sliding harness, it s...
by bragnouff
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold
Replies: 159
Views: 13130

Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

90% of the watersports population in the Southern hemisphere live where there are long period ground swell. I'm not too sure of the correlation to wing foiling. Of course swell is where the appeal of wing is, that's the dream that Instagram sells us but so far, from what I see on my scene, the vast...
by bragnouff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?

Sure, at 70kg, the 6m will be a great option to start with. I don't think the size of the foil matters that much for the low end of the Peak. It really is about lifting your bum out of the water first. And from then on, a kite loop or two will typically accelerate you enough to get on the foil. Of c...
by bragnouff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Finally tacking beyond stoked!
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Finally tacking beyond stoked!

Yes, you can foil in low wind with a huge surf foil and a slow fluttery Peak 13m or similar on long lines, but it just sucks in comparison to smoothly jetting along over flat water on short lines with a beautiful high AR machine. To be honest, the main appeal of a surf foil and a Peak is precisely ...
by bragnouff
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wing harness - post yours
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Wing harness - post yours

I have tried harness a few times and used my Mystic Two Face harness for that. Main advantage is that the spreader bar can be shifted to the side so it won't damage the board when climbing on it. Apart from that, it's kind of overkill, and something lighter and softer would probably be more adapted.
by bragnouff
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?

That's a tough question, in my case at almost 100kg, the 5 doesn't really cut the mustard for sub 12kts on water, and I'd probably need about 10kts to achieve anything on the snow. In those conditions a typical 9m wave kite performs OK, hangs in the air, can relaunch correctly, is nimble and can del...
by bragnouff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Twin Tip Surfboard
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: Twin Tip Surfboard

You're welcome to reinvent the wheel and find your own path, but a surfboard works typically pretty well at opposing resistance to the pull. There is a whole rail to engage and fins to track and drive, and similarly on a TT, the rail does most of the job, and you don't need a daggerboard in between ...
by bragnouff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Variety is the spice of life...
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Variety is the spice of life...

For me, part of the stoke is the variety of conditions on offer. Sometimes just cloud formations or special morning or evening light transforms a session into a magic one, and just being there in that moment is everything, and reminds me how lucky I am to be alive and a part of that. Feeling connect...
by bragnouff
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Single skin sizeing for snowkite? Peak vs Explore?

If you primarily free ride, a single skin kite us a step backwards IMHO. Depends also where or how you ride, but if there's a bit of backcountry walking involved to access the snow line or the right ridge to setup, then the size and weight of your pack does matter a lot, and the Peak wins there. Al...

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