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by juandesooka
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 95
Views: 6918

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

That low wind sup foiling with wing looks great to me. For close to 40 years I've driven 80 miles round trip for 12-18 mph wind for windsurfing and kiting (last 15-16 years). I live 5 minutes from ocean in SoCal. Wind usually 6-12 mph with outer reefs. Beach badly eroded! I just got a 7m wing and f...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.
Replies: 42
Views: 2517

Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Interesting split in this thread about loss of stoke ... that's not what Plummet said. I read it as loss of obsessiveness, where FOMO is pure torture and leads to all the negatives that come with addiction to pretty much anything, making bad decisions that negatively impact your life and your family...
by juandesooka
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.
Replies: 42
Views: 2517

Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

yeah, I am over the honeymoon period, love kiting and do it whenever I can, but not suffering as greatly if miss it. As you say, gives time to do other more productive things. Like surf foiling for 6 hours today, bahahahahahha. :thumb: Seriously, though, I have enjoyed getting back into the surf lat...
by juandesooka
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maldives - May
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Maldives - May

A friend just booked a cheap flight to Maldives in May. Looking for any intel people can share. He's a surfer and kiter (mostly waves, not flat water). Seems to be start of surf season, though a little on shoulder. Looks to be fairly windy on the wind map I saw...maybe 12m wind, at least windy enoug...
by juandesooka
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wake foiling
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: wake foiling

We have been playing around with this. Partly for a novelty when no wind or surf, partly as a training tool and also for testing equipment. If you have a boat that doesn't do much wake, you can buy or make one of these wakeshapers. It was pretty easy to make one with suction cup glass carrier and so...
by juandesooka
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ride Engine/Slingshot Bat Wing/H4 vs. NF2/H5
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Ride Engine/Slingshot Bat Wing/H4 vs. NF2/H5

you will enjoy the bat wing. I have one that I thought would be good for sup foil, which it isn't really, but ended up being a fun kite alternative. I was trying to sell mine, as I haven't been using it enough and too many wings, but with how cheap they are now new (on sale) I think I'll just it. It...
by juandesooka
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sling Shot Space Skate 65 info?
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Sling Shot Space Skate 65 info?

I had an Infinity 84 wing that delam’ed and Slingshot offered to warranty it. You may want to ask, can’t hurt to try. I gave my old one to a buddy who fixed it, I suggested he post what he did. I have an H4 / Space Skate that I bought for a sup foil – which it isn’t really all that great for. But it...
by juandesooka
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil
Replies: 72
Views: 10910

Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Onewheel Pint has grabbed my interest. Wanted one of these for a long time, just can't justify the $$. At half price, the Pint is getting tempting. Smaller is good (helpful for commuting trips). Slower is good (I know people who are seriously messed up with high speed wipeouts). Less range isn't goo...
by juandesooka
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a kite as a wing surfer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Use a kite as a wing surfer?

I experimented with modifying a 3m and 5m prodigy for handheld use. Sewed in 2 loops that could hold a sup paddle as a boom. Then tied the outside lines to the center to hold its shape. In 10kt wind with a sup it worked ok. I was able to slowly go out and come back to starting point. A challenge is ...
by juandesooka
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issues with screw-in "Boston" valve
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: Issues with screw-in "Boston" valve

Semi-related fun fact about boston valves: below the screw in mechanism, there's a little black rubber washer. Lose that and it won't seal any more ... and you may think a bladder repair is needed. I didn't have my 8m for part of Maui trip because of it, doh. Better to keep the valve screwed back in...

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