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by Slappysan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

The reality is that most of us don't have legit waves with 15+ knots of wind every day. Take yesterday for example, first fall frontal system pushing through in our region. This beach is pretty much the go to kite / windsurf spot for these conditions. We had about 40 kites out, about 12 windsurfers...
by Slappysan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1567
Views: 105651

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I am lightweight (66 kg) and have the gong allvator allround (similar to Onda 633), but I am undecided whether I should choose 8 or 5 for the 10 knots days. I'm 75 kg and ride a 1600 cm^2 wing and the 5m is plenty fun in 10 knots for me. My low end is 8-9 knots but I need head deep water to start i...
by Slappysan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Noticeable how wingers seem to completely outnumber windsurfers & Kiters at Kanaha. This makes sense as there are 0 tourists in Hawaii right now, it's 100% locals. If we all had the conditions Maui has we'd all probably be in to wing surfing. Same reason it's so popular in Aus. If the conditions ar...
by Slappysan
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

I'm not really worried about being out in 15 knots. ... 15 seems fine for learnings to me. Yeah, there is nothing wrong with 15 for sure, but "normal" people will be like "holy crap it's windy!" in 15 knots, there will be whitecaps and chop. In 8-10 knots "normal" people are like "nice breeze at th...
by Slappysan
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

I’m gonna teach my kids on the wing first before a kite. No harness, no dearth loop potential. No chance of lofting. Trouble with this is you'll have to have your kids out there in at least 15 knots. I teach my kid to kite with a 5m Peak 4 in 8-10 knots of wind. This means: - warm thermal seabreeze...
by Slappysan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Getting into bad habits learning downloops
Replies: 26
Views: 1319

Re: Getting into bad habits learning downloops

I can't understand what you are doing. He's basically reversing his hands just before the loop in the direction that will untwist during the loop. This way he doesn't have to spin the bar after the loop. This is a really bad habit IMO and I would stop it immediately. Also there is something really ...
by Slappysan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1567
Views: 105651

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Also, if I’m not leaving a bar attached, what is the best way of packing the kite up to minimise any tangles? The way I do it is first I tie a knot in the combined left front/rear and then right front/rear lines. Then I lay most of the bridal in to the wing tips and roll up the kite. Then I leave t...
by Slappysan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1567
Views: 105651

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Flyboy wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Perhaps a 6m or 7m
They did a survey and one of the sizes they asked about was 6.5m and that's the one I replied I'd like to see offered.
by Slappysan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1567
Views: 105651

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Johnnyrotten204 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:16 pm
What size peak4 should I get to space between the 6 and 9?
Honestly since using my Peak 4 to foil with I stopped using any of my LEI kites to foil with so you might want to consider your first peak in the optimal wind range you'll want to be foiling it in instead.
by Slappysan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Viron3 in 8m for light Wind foiling? Good Idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Viron3 in 8m for light Wind foiling? Good Idea?

The Viron will stay in the air better than a LEI but worse than a Peak. The Viron sits super deep in the window so upwind is a serious issue but since you'll be foiling might not be too bad. I wouldn't expect it to be anything near the fun a Peak is but it might work. The main issue is the kite does...

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