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by juandesooka
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GKA Event Updates and New Discipline: Freestyle Hydrofoil
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: GKA Event Updates and New Discipline: Freestyle Hydrofoil

I don't really know how to feel about hydrofoil freestyle in competition. Most of me is eager to see the accelerated progression, It's a single comp so I guess it all depends on the conditions that day, but just in general, where would this kind of comp end up? Straps, strapless, big air, low level...
by juandesooka
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Toby, no wingfoil forum?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: Toby, no wingfoil forum?

there's a few out there I know of, add-ons to existing forums: https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/board,91.0.html https://www.foilfeed.net/forums/forum/wing-foiling-2/ Both of these are non-wind chaser forums ... seems to me that'll be the biggest chunk of the people using wings, those who ...
by juandesooka
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Changing to RideEngine harness - pain on sides of pelvis
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Changing to RideEngine harness - pain on sides of pelvis

I have the 2017-18 Ride Engine, with the single strap. Friends have the newer version, I suspect the tightening works better. I normally fit medium, but found the RE rode up too much, couldn't tighten it enough. So I use a small and I cinch it down tight as it can go. In normal wind range, it feels ...
by juandesooka
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Let's Talk Foil Families
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Let's Talk Foil Families

My foil heritage: Stringy wings/fuselage on a slingshot mast. Then some DIY g10 wings added to the fuselage (very simple flat wing attached to flat surface). Then got into surf foiling, added slingshot wings and a slingshot fuselage to the mast, along with additional shorter masts. They are heavy bu...
by juandesooka
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: foiling is surfing

People I know say foiling isn't surfing because you are disconnected from the wave surface. I understand why they are saying.. all depends on your definition I guess. Probably the same people who say boogie boarding isn't surfing because you aren't standing. Or SUP isn't surfing because you aren't ...
by juandesooka
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: foiling is surfing

Comparing the Wing and Kite is a false comparison. The Wing is a foil SURFING tool just like the paddle (SUP foil surfing) and one's arms (Prone foil surfing). Even though kitesurfing is called "kitesurfing", it is not really surfing. OK, blast away. The semantics are awesome, I bet me and you coul...
by juandesooka
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: foiling is surfing

Why only kitefoil? Even better for wingfoil :thumb: 8) Peter Jury's still out on the wingfoil's true light wind potential. So far, winging is taking more wind than expected. Which means it is only doable when the kiting is decent too. I am hopeful that with a 7m wing and gaining competency, that 10...
by juandesooka
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: foiling is surfing

JTS...check out this Lake Michigan kiter / foil surfer page https://instagram.com/gethighkiteboarding?igshid=7pf3xqf0nltr He is stoked on how foiling has made surfing legitimately possible on weak low interval lake waves. So that might be worth looking into if you feel like mixing it up. Though it d...
by juandesooka
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: foiling is surfing

I love kiting in waves, in a surfboard or foil. Side off wind is the closest you can get to surfing, as you can park the kite and just ride the wave. Unfortunately that's pretty rare. In foiling, I know lots of riders like to use bigger foils and tiny kites, to minimize kite power, but I find the ne...
by juandesooka
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2467

Re: foiling is surfing

I disagree that kiting is surfing Only if you could let go of the kite and keep Surfing on a wave—-but even being dragged across a giant wave face is not surfing— thats dragging Trolling around on swells is not surfing Surfing is harnessing the ion particles moving in rotation thru the ocean to for...

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