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by Slappysan
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

Finally got out on my NP Glide L foil yesterday. First time riding a true surf wing, first time riding with any form of hooks/straps. Took a while to get it dialed in mostly because of the foot hook placement. I had the foil set almost all the way back and the foot hook in the front most spot but it...
by Slappysan
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Large Kite that will relaunch
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Large Kite that will relaunch

The LF Solo will relaunch easily in 9 knots, comes in 15m and 17.5m and flys great.
by Slappysan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ION Ballistic Boots Shaft too stretchy
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: ION Ballistic Boots Shaft too stretchy

I wear Xcel 7mm DryLock booties all winter. I tuck them under my suit and I wear ankle straps. When I take them off after a 2 hour session my feet are still dry.
by Slappysan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuerteventura in March
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Fuerteventura in March

Tenerife (El Medano) might be another option for you. as you say a car is not needed at all at El Medano, and the little town is just wonderful, with the best Mojito's in the world. I haven't been to Fuerte yet but I have spent time in El Medano and it's probably the better choice for you, no need ...
by Slappysan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What 14-15m kite feels most like a small kite? Lightness, turning speed, but still has power for LW?
Replies: 16
Views: 1147

Re: What 14-15m kite feels most like a small kite? Lightness, turning speed, but still has power for LW?

Honestly fast turning isn't the key, what it sounds like you want is probably a a Flysurfer Soul 15m or even 12m. But you said your heart is strapless SB and the Soul will just pull you up up up off the board all day so that's not going to work.

I would say get a LF Solo 17.5m and you'll have fun.
by Slappysan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New to kite, need to choose kite
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: New to kite, need to choose kite

While a Pivot will definitely work and is an extremely versatile kite there are other options that might be better to consider. What kind of wind strength are you going to be riding in? Will it be gusty? I'm a big fan of single strut kites for beginners (and experts too!): - they tend to fly well wh...
by Slappysan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies

Just keep in mind though, if the water is on the colder side and you spend much time IN the water, they are about as warm as bare hands. This isn't true for me. I have 2 different pairs of open palm mitts: 1) the 2mm NP Surf ones, and they don't provide amazing warmth in water but if you make a fis...
by Slappysan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies

I have low blood pressure so my hands/feet get pretty cold when I kite. I have the NP Surf version of the 2 mm open palm glove and they are great for 10 degC and up. But where I kite I'll go out in as low as -2 degC so for 9 degC and lower I use the NP Surf 3 Finger Mitt. They are toasty warm, it's ...
by Slappysan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 75
Views: 7466

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Water re-launch in 7 knots doesn't look very promissing, but pretty much all LEI kites wont relaunch in 7 knots either.


by Slappysan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are the world's best hydrofoil travel destinations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: What are the world's best hydrofoil travel destinations?

My favorite aspect of foiling is actually the exploration. You aren't stuck in one spot like you are with a TT or SB. You are free to travel 10 km up or downind in an hour.

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