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by juandesooka
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

From what i get out of this discussion is that there are very few people going out in this stuff and current surf designs are catering to smaller slower waves. So we have a knowledge gap of what equipment to use and actually how to ride waves. Agree about not many people going out in this stuff. An...
by juandesooka
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Peter's post above helps highlight why we'll never get a consensus on something like this: we are all in different areas, with different conditions, different interests, and different skills. We may think we are all on the same page, but I've seen so many discussions here where 20 pages in, it becom...
by juandesooka
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 34
Views: 2694

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

Replace your rope often! And don't buy the Ride Engine replacement -- it's the same foot long piece of dyneema you get at the boat store. One more thing to add to this: if you have dynabar, their replacement rope is maybe worth a little extra money. They have braided a loop in one end (which activa...
by juandesooka
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 34
Views: 2694

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

my only concern wiht the slider bar, is the rope snapping. Seems like this happens quite a bit. Empirical Evidence? My world of facts has me riding on the same stainless rings on ropes for years. Never had a rope break due to a SS ring. For sure it happens, just like bars that slide over dyneema wi...
by juandesooka
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 34
Views: 2694

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

Agreed, a 2nd rope can provide a safety if you're worried about it. Set it just slightly slack so it gets no wear. Replace your rope often! And don't buy the Ride Engine replacement -- it's the same foot long piece of dyneema you get at the boat store. You can make your own by sawing off hook on a b...
by juandesooka
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Rad spot! Looks fun as ... for any kind of board! Seems like they are all facing challenge on staying in the pocket, allowing any downwind direction means getting pulled too quickly along the face. So on a foil, I'd think the challenge would be more about being able to slow down enough to stay on th...
by juandesooka
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 51
Views: 5438

Re: The stagnant foiler.

Reading all this, the question that comes to mind: is "stagnant", with its negative connotations, the right word here? If you have reached a plateau where your progression has slowed or stopped, but you are content doing what you're doing, and perhaps progressing in other ways, is that a bad thing? ...
by juandesooka
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cannot foil
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

Re: Cannot foil

Definitely easy to get rear wing wrong on ss foil. ...fuselage fits either way. With infinity wing I couldn't get it to fly reversed. ....not enough lift (or maybe too much lift that it's choking. hope that's it, easy fix
by juandesooka
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Invisible board after a big wipe out, scared me badly
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Invisible board after a big wipe out, scared me badly

Have low volume foil board. It’s neon green My wake skate nose just sticks out 6" maybe. ...rest is submerged. I spray painted the deck neon orange, which helped a lot. I have thought about some kinda gopro like contraption that would stand up after a wipeout, for visibility and to blow board downw...
by juandesooka
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: KeNalu sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: KeNalu sale

Well hopefully I'll get a small discount but even if I don't that's not that bad. You don't realistically expect to smash your foil into a reef at full tilt and not do some damage. I'm happy it's just the fuselage. Minor damage to the wing I can repair myself. But the slingshot setup looks good, lo...

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