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by Slappysan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Peak / Genesis / wing and sup - what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Peak / Genesis / wing and sup - what to do?

I'm 75 kg / 165 lbs and I used to use my C2 17m for kitefoiling in 6-10 knots. It gets overpowered very easily and by 11 knots it was too much to foil with.

I now use a Peak 4 5m in 10-14 knots (can go as low as 8 knots but it's not fun).
by Slappysan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wingfoil - is it truly the best for really gusty winds? Better than Peak4?
Replies: 26
Views: 1457

Re: Wingfoil - is it truly the best for really gusty winds? Better than Peak4?

You can get a wing for way less than the cost of a kite. No, have you priced the Peak 4? It's one of the cheapest kites on the market. A 5m will get you going and having fun in 10 knots and costs $550 for kite and you can get a good bar for $200 if you shop around. Compare that to the Gong Wing Plu...
by Slappysan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing crossed lines while at sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fixing crossed lines while at sea

If you’re that close, just go in. Safer, almost as fast. While I agree that if it's convenient and safe to go in and there is someone to land your kite it's safer but that's not always the case. The most dangerous part of kitesurfing is the parts where you are on land and taking a kite that does no...
by Slappysan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing crossed lines while at sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fixing crossed lines while at sea

dude just dont do it on the water! It's no fun swimming as fast as you can trying to catch your kite because you lost your grip on the control bar while trying to fix a line inversion. My approach, as you can see in the video, is to ride in to shallow water 50m from shore and do it there. Side shor...
by Slappysan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing crossed lines while at sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fixing crossed lines while at sea

Here is a video of it in real world conditions http://youtu.be/dfKZbr6dD0k?t=243 Note that these clam or beach condition videos often have the bar pulled in to full power but as you can see in the above video when you do that like I accidentally did when passing it through you go for a ride. Also ke...
by Slappysan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?
Replies: 63
Views: 3290

Re: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?

This info came from my uncle, a doctor. Plus several scientists on media. Toby, please have a look at the situation in Italy before posting stuff like this, it's clear to see this is not the flu. Just look at he hospitalization rate for the seasonal flu: the CDC estimates so far this season there h...
by Slappysan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wake surfing boards
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Wake surfing boards

I've tried a few an haven't found anything that works as well as a small surfboard.
by Slappysan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Skimboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Skimboard?

want to try out directional boards. I have a skimboard with some grip so I figured it would be good to try with. It sounds like you have taken a wave skim out to kite skim with, which is loads of fun and something I do all the time but it's not what you should be doing if you are just trying out di...
by Slappysan
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 901
Views: 63959

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Third, if I do drop it I'm assuming it will stay on the water without dragging me downwind towards the rocks? Fourth, if I do end up floating onto the rocks or landing on the rocks, it's less likely to get damaged? The Peak 4 tends to sink fast in light winds so it will only be pulling you if there...
by Slappysan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: teufelberger line worries (FL-10)
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: teufelberger line worries

I used two different Blade Uni-Bars for years each with no issues, what's your worry?

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