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by Slappysan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Teaching kids with the Peak 4
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Teaching kids with the Peak 4

Yeah pretty much. I think you could probably hold ground on the Peak 4 at his weight so once he's at that point I'll switch him over to the LF Solo for better upwind and boosting. Keeping the Solo in the air in 8 knots take a fair bit of kite flying skill knowing when to loop and such while keeping ...
by Slappysan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 24
Views: 722

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

If you really want to go that low wind with an LEI you should get the biggest BRM Cloud. Also understand that if you drop the kite you swim. I would recommend going with a Peak 4 in 8m or 11m. Chances of dropping the kite are very low, but same swim if you do. EDIT: forgot to mention the 12m Gin Mar...
by Slappysan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Teaching kids with the Peak 4
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Teaching kids with the Peak 4

First time teaching with the Peak 4 and it delivered. I like to teach kids in sub 10 knots for safety and general comfort and tube kites aren't very responsive in these wind ranges. The Peak 4 is super easy to fly, even as low as 6 knots and provides a lot of low end grunt to yank you out of the wat...
by Slappysan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 271
Views: 20110

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I did my first lesson with the Peak 4 and have some more insights on relaunch to share. If you keep rear line tension when it hits the water you can reverse launch it okay. Trouble is if it gets too much water caught inside the leading edge trough then it just starts to pivot instead of reverse laun...
by Slappysan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weed fins for surfboard
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: weed fins for surfboard

jkrug wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:32 pm
curious as to why riding a soft top surfboard would have any effect on weeds and fins?
They still suffer from weeds, it's just there is no fin box to put in FCS or Future fins.
by Slappysan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weed fins for surfboard
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: weed fins for surfboard

I have 2 pairs of quad, 1 futures 1 FCS for sale:
http://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14220

They are very nice fins. I don't use them anymore because I switched to riding soft top surfboards.
by Slappysan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 197
Views: 12112

Re: The Duotone Wing

They have a minimum recommended wind of 12 knots even for the giant 7m wing:
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That 7m wing looks like a real handful:
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by Slappysan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?
Replies: 74
Views: 8235

Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

No shim this time, I had tried a shim with the large stab in the past but didn't find it to make that much difference.
by Slappysan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?
Replies: 74
Views: 8235

Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

I tried out L wing and S stab last night and so far it's my favourite. I find the L + L is a bit too locked in while the L + S gives me more flowy carving.

by Slappysan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 271
Views: 20110

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Got out for a session on the 5m Peak 4 and the wind got up to 16g20. First time using any depower with this kite. Definitely in the upper area of where I'd want to be flying this kite, the flapping becomes a bit annoying even though it still flies fine and could handle higher winds. Bar pressure inc...

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