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by juandesooka
Thu May 23, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stop this thing
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Stop this thing

Yeah that was a scary time in the progression. When you get going so fast that jumping off is scary but staying on is scarier! As noted above your only options are to bleed off speed by pointing straight downwind with kite above (good drifting kite) or angle as hard upwind as you can. But a thought ...
by juandesooka
Thu May 23, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: vacuum ... or something else
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: vacuum ... or something else

Buddy made a working wing vacuum pump from an old junk freezer. Free!
by juandesooka
Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

I want to see/hear a report on how long it takes to get a non watersports person to ride ok on foil board with a wing? And compared to kiting? What be interesting to know the difference. A better test would be an already competent sup foiler with no wind experience. I am going with 1 hour vs 1 mont...
by juandesooka
Wed May 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone here windsurf foil?
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Anyone here windsurf foil?

No lines, no kite -- you’re not allowed to talk about it here! LOL Hearing reports from friends who do both, I’ve been told that windfoiling has a shorter learning curve than kitefoiling. However, this is from people already expert in windsurfing. Personally, I’d be pretty nervous to use a foil if y...
by juandesooka
Wed May 22, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 159
Views: 7274

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Isn’t one important part of the SUP world the workout with the paddle? Maybe for those who bought their sup at Costco and are into doing yoga on it. For surfers a sup is a means to an end...catching the most waves possible and riding them as long as possible. It sacrifices some quality for much gre...
by juandesooka
Tue May 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 159
Views: 7274

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

The Tut-Tutting on here reminds me of the reaction of the foil race community when Liquid Force released its inexpensive "fun" foil aimed at the intermediate recreational market. The shock, horror, and disgust, "who would ever want such a POS heavy slow foil" etc. See where the market ended up, and ...
by juandesooka
Wed May 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...
Replies: 24
Views: 1701

Re: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...

foil pumping is actually really cool and addictive if you get into it ... only once you've done it and touched it you will stop thinking it is stupid or goofy ... my take on it is : - it is an amazing cardio workout = so it is usefull for any other sport you want to do - find a patch of water and y...
by juandesooka
Wed May 15, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...
Replies: 24
Views: 1701

Re: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...

Foil pumping on a bridge! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzy8A_nO-g I am also not a fan of flat water foil pumping ... Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. ;-) But it is impressive that these people can make this work, including dock starts, beach starts, etc. There's another video that ...
by juandesooka
Tue May 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...
Replies: 24
Views: 1701

Re: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...

I'm looking forward to pumping efficiency improving. Only a few years ago nobody had every flatwater started a SUPfoil. Only a few years ago noby had prone SURFfoiled. The foils are not efficient enough to ride the wake of a jetski without a tow rope, and without pumping. Only a few years ago nobod...
by juandesooka
Tue May 14, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...
Replies: 24
Views: 1701

Re: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...

Look like the most unnatural and uncomfortable thing in the world? Agreed, it looks goofy. But it's not really about looking cool, as it's primarily a means to an end ... potentially endless wave riding without having to paddle. Is it worth looking goofy to get that result? Dunno, will hopefully le...

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