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by juandesooka
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Winging also doesn't always solve access issues too. It does if you can'y launch a kite, but my local spot has straight onshore winds and a very terrible beach break since it goes from ankle deep water to overhead (causing massive plunging waves). On a twin tip I just power through the break and co...
by juandesooka
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Build an own stabilizer?
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Build an own stabilizer?

Yup, agree with the k I s s posts above. Easiest is a pice of g10...sand it to shape, drill holes, done. But material is fairly expensive. Fairly cheap for a small stab I think. Esspecially because I don't need no laminating if I understood it right. Correct. Hard part was sourcing material...I had...
by juandesooka
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

My question: is there any real point in winging in 12 - 14 (or even 14 - 18) knots when there is little or no swell/waves ... other than the "novelty" appeal (trying something different)? Answer: depends on your alternatives. My experience so far is that winging is 10ts is "doable", on a big wing a...
by juandesooka
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Build an own stabilizer?
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Build an own stabilizer?

Yup, agree with the k I s s posts above. Easiest is a pice of g10...sand it to shape, drill holes, done. But material is fairly expensive. Plywood easy and cheap. If you want ome curve or winglets you can glue on some chunks to ends to carve. Or can use some pour foam. Some people say just a couple ...
by juandesooka
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Very Strong Winds

I have zero experience, but. I know several people who are winging frequently and I am watching with a great deal of interest. Would a smaller front wing on the hydrofoil maybe be better suited to higher winds? I am on gofoil, 80% of the time on the Maliko200 (big), and when the wind is strong, on ...
by juandesooka
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Very Strong Winds

What size wing? My max so far has been around 30kt, maybe 35kt gusts, with a 4m. It does get a little intense on the gusts, holding it down, plus the chop gets difficult to keep foil in the water so have to slow down a lot. The wing would whip around violently on leash too, not sure if enough to cau...
by juandesooka
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: recomendations impact vest (with a bit of a rant)
Replies: 37
Views: 1703

Re: recomendations impact vest (with a bit of a rant)

I sewed in a line cutter sleeve on the inside chest, as that's where you need it should there be an emergency. As for bright colours, reflective tape, etc...all good ideas for safety. If you ever need to be sighted at dusk from a helicopter, that could be a lifesaver. Could you tell me how you did ...
by juandesooka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: recomendations impact vest (with a bit of a rant)
Replies: 37
Views: 1703

Re: recomendations impact vest (with a bit of a rant)

I have the dakine surface, quite happy with it. They make both black and orange. The link on page 2 shows an L size, pretty sure they make them bigger too, may have to shop around to find sizes. I have worn it for a little extra flotation should a swim be required, and for protection from the foil s...
by juandesooka
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Note I didn't say it's easy, just that its easier than kiting. Seems to vary a lot for people. Took me probably 10 sessions to stay upwind. Other friends were competent in first 5 minutes. I figure half my initial errors were wrong gear and wrong situation, avoidable for those who follow.
by juandesooka
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Winging is massively easier to learn than kiting. No lessons and no danger. Basically free rig just in lesson cost savings.

Usually quite quick for a competent kiter or surf foiler. And really quick for a competent Windsurfer...seen them doing it in minutes

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