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by Hugh2
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 48
Views: 3397

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Now here's a real foiling monster. This boat and Sodebo will attempt to break the 41 day record for the Jules Verne Trophy this season (window for start opens middle of next month).

by Hugh2
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX Flooding
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: OBX Flooding

Another spot that shows the rapid movement of the islands is the East end of Ocracoke at the ferry terminal. Already they have had to abandon the parking circle there and retreat west along the road and are now hard at work trying to save the ferry terminal itself. But the effort is eventually doome...
by Hugh2
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX Flooding
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: OBX Flooding

Endless plowing sand off the road, washouts, road reconstruction, rebuilding dunes, beach replenishment... I thought that this is the reasoning behind the construction of the "Jug Handle" Bridge at that part of the island. When construction of the bridge is completed, they can let nature take its c...
by Hugh2
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX Flooding
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: OBX Flooding

that's crazy , every time that spot getting pounded, why not to build rock jetties or storm wall ? Nothing can stop the advance of the ocean there, eventually there will be an opening there, as has happened during a couple of hurricanes. They tried to barricade the ocean at the lighthouse many year...
by Hugh2
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:36 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)

Keep looking for the NP vest. I've worn them for several years. Could not find a yellow one last time, so have a red one. Additional features are reflective strips on the shoulders for helicopter searches, and a large pocket on the front for whistle and PRB and knife if you don't have one on your ha...
by Hugh2
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Kite for strapless + freeride
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Best Kite for strapless + freeride

If you go Pivot I would suggest 8 and 11m for those windspeeds, indeed if you are serious about surfing strapless in 35 knots you will need a 5m too, and no need for 2021 kites, the 2020 kites are 2/3 price now and basically the same except for graphics and an available adjustment to the leading edg...
by Hugh2
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best deals out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: Best deals out there?

I've bought most of my kites from REAL the past few years. Not the cheapest deals, but I usually get last year's kites new or used (rentals) are reasonably priced. They have 2020 Naish Pivots for around 1 grand, and they still have 8 and 11m, a good combination. Awesome kites! I have several older P...
by Hugh2
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite size?
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Kite size?

Consider an Ocean Rodeo Flite 14.5 or even 17. I watched a guy using the latest 17m and it was amazing how it would fly (and relaunch when dropped) in light winds.
by Hugh2
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3rd time snapping north lines
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: 3rd time snapping north lines

No sleeves. Splices plus pigtails! Most kite manufaturers produce sleeved lines at the kite connection end, but agreed you could use additional pigtail conenctions if required, however it's another addtional point of weakenss. Possible advantage then of the North Navigator lines, which have swappab...
by Hugh2
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3rd time snapping north lines
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: 3rd time snapping north lines

Please tell me these are earlier North lines, not the 2020 Navigator from new North.

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