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by RalfsB
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Recently I did a surfboard conversion to a foilboard, used stringers with bronze barrel nuts in them, works well.
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by RalfsB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: S-Mart Protocol (landing and launching procedure)

I don't get the thing about the chickenloop.
by RalfsB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 156
Views: 15572

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

I just tried Marabou 9m in gusty wind averaging around 10m/s, on a twintip, I would say very powered and sometimes even a bit overpowered conditions for this size (my first session with Marabou, I am about 75kg). A pretty sweet and gentle kite, no sudden strong pulls, very gradual and predictable po...
by RalfsB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Single strut kite comparison
Replies: 51
Views: 3909

Re: Single strut kite comparison

Onda wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:59 am
The Boxer is absolutely perfect for foiling. Will get me some smaller versions soon.
I could not agree more. It is my favorite kite not only for foiling but for general surfboard/twintip riding as well.
by RalfsB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surf kiteboard favorites
Replies: 30
Views: 2904

Re: Surf kiteboard favorites

My personal favorite is Machado Moonbeam
by RalfsB
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kite comparison - which to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Foil kite comparison - which to buy?

From not-so-racey foil kites I can recommend HQ4 Matrixx (they also have a newer Empulse), they have good quality and are friendly. Previously I used a Chrono and did not like it so much.
by RalfsB
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind TT board length/width
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: Light wind TT board length/width

I don't think 50cm is too wide, those large twintips/doors usually have footstraps offset closer to the heelside edge so edging is good enough. Also in light winds one does not edge so hard. I have an older 48cm wide twintip (I am 75kg), it is not hard to hold edge even when well-powered. I also hav...
by RalfsB
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: used 14m apollo or 12m gong strutless for LW foiling?

I much prefer light low aspect kites for hydrofoiling. It is much easier to use something that turns fast to get going and something light that stays in the air in low winds.
by RalfsB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind board / kite suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 1443

Re: Light wind board / kite suggestions?

There are several things that increase light wind capability: bigger and lighter kite (fast-turning kite is a bonus), longer kite lines, bigger and flatter board (or switching to a foil board, if you want to). If you want an inflatable kite, one strut kites in large sizes (16+) are a good option; fo...
by RalfsB
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 3159

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

I'm looking for a new tube kite for hydrofoiling in marginal wind. I've been looking at Naish Boxer because I'm using Naish for twintip. But since this kite is not sold in my home country, I can't try it before buying. I am looking for experiences with the boxer, I'm not sure if I should choose the...

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