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by Slappysan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Twin Fin kiting
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Twin Fin kiting

The greatest kite surfboard in the world, the Wave Bandit Performer 4-10, is a twin! I sold all my epoxy surfboards after discovering the magic of the Performer 4-10 (I'm 75 kg / 165 lbs). You can check it out in most of my vlogs like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV4k7rAeb-4 I also find...
by Slappysan
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 17m kite Overkill
Replies: 33
Views: 1421

Re: 17m kite Overkill

Mine is wakeskating with a 17m BRM C2 I owned a 17m C2 for years and I can't imagine how you could keep upwind on it with a wakeskate, it was hard enough with a surfboard. Props if you can make it work though. These days I ride an OR Flite 17m in 9-20 knots, I weigh 75 kg / 165 lbs. Dunno what woul...
by Slappysan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hi all, what is the maximum windspeed to kite?
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Hi all, what is the maximum windspeed to kite?

The real issue isn't wind strength, but the difference between the lulls and gusts. If you had a perfectly steady 70 knots it would be kiteable, but in reality 70 knots of wind is actually 55 in the lulls and 85 in the gusts and you can't realistically deal with at 30 knot swing in the wind speed be...
by Slappysan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 61
Views: 18724

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

3 struts, very light, no need to limit yourself to a single strut I wouldn't call it "limiting" yourself, 0/1 strut kites have some very desirable characteristics that 3/4/5/7 strut kites lack. Mostly it's the luffing behaviour that makes the kite truck backwards relative to the wind instead of nos...
by Slappysan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large wings for foiling
Replies: 39
Views: 2091

Re: Large wings for foiling

Mostly I'm just comparing the L wing + small stab to the S wing + small stab for the NP Glide Surf, it should be noted the L and the S wings do not have the same aspect ratio.
by Slappysan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What do you think about a plywood surfboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: What do you think about a plywood surfboard?

You can ride a 2x4, it's just not ideal.

Flatland skimboards are literally made out of plywood and ride just fine, but they way too heavy for most people's tastes.
by Slappysan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large wings for foiling
Replies: 39
Views: 2091

Re: Large wings for foiling

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:15 pm
The bigger the wing, the slower they turn.
I can't speak to the Ketos wings but with the NP Surf wings the L wing turns very fast and is very agile when paired with the small stab.
by Slappysan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large wings for foiling
Replies: 39
Views: 2091

Re: Large wings for foiling

What exactly is the issue with very large wings? • Do they lose carving ability? This interests me... to a point: am not enough developed to do anything on waves yet (I try to catch them, and not get thrown in the air for now :D ) • Do they go too slow? Not really a point, given I'm quite impact-sh...
by Slappysan
Fri May 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1286
Views: 85419

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

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by Slappysan
Wed May 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Beginner Advice

While a 3 or 4 line trainer is a great start to learn to kite it will only get you so far. On the plus side a decent 4 line trainer will only cost you $150. An alternative which will get you much much farther would be to get a small kite and learn in light winds. Obviously there are still risks and ...

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