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by bigcane
Sun May 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Levitaz bionic vs Moses Comet?
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Levitaz bionic vs Moses Comet?

I own the the 2018 Comet and also owned the 2017 Comet previously. The 2018 wings are a big improvement over 2017, very easy to ride and push hard. I think the Comet is plenty fast enough for the weekend racer. I also tried the Levitaz with the small tail wing and long fuse, it was fast but I felt o...
by bigcane
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soul 12m, what line lengths for HF (strapless), pls?
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Soul 12m, what line lengths for HF (strapless), pls?

I have been using 15m lines excluding the depower and leader lines. 15m is long enough for looping in light wind but short enough for tacks when the wind picks up a bit.
by bigcane
Thu May 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moses Havok?
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Moses Havok?

So does anyone know something about when this will be released? Any reviews from people who have tested it? I need to order a new foil pretty soon and so have some decicsions to make. Also it seems the Havok wings have been available for a few months - can anyone comment on comparisons to the 637 se...
by bigcane
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Race Hydrofoil - initial sanding and maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Race Hydrofoil - initial sanding and maintenance

Good question, it is kind of a shame that there is not more sharing of info on this. I tried the rift method and did not like it, felt like it made the ventilations worse for me. But there are so many variables that it is hard to say what is best. Now I lightly sanded my 2018 Comet with 1200 and 200...
by bigcane
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

Re: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil

Pretty much spot on Mossy. If the AV8 is as stiff as you say, then it should be a great foil at a decent price. Finally got back on my Moses Comet yesterday for the first time in a while after having been forced to ride alu (my son has been bogarting the Comet). So nice to be on a super stiff and qu...
by bigcane
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

Re: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil

Sweeting looking foil, but I wonder if they will update the wingtips to flatten and put in some more twist like Moses, chubanga and ML have done. Seems to really help with the tip ventilation. It would seem that we now are close to the plateau of fast hydrofoil design and so anything you buy now wil...
by bigcane
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Mast/baseplate joint amount of carbon needed
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Mast/baseplate joint amount of carbon needed

I think some big stiffness gains can be had by thickening up the fuse at the mast connection area with a ton of biax carbon. If you stand on the wings on the floor and flex the mast you will see a lot of flex originating in this area. I think this is the reason why the Mikes Labs and Chubanga fuses ...
by bigcane
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: is carbon much better?
Replies: 36
Views: 3177

Re: is carbon much better?

I think what is missing from this conversation is the main point about carbon which is the stiffness of the mast. Once you have a bit of experience and then get to ride an UHM carbon low drag mast there is no going back.
by bigcane
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 21
Views: 2363

Re: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

I guess it all comes down to obsolescence, because the carbon seems to last forever. Like most things where designs stabilize, prices of new will hopefully start to come down or stop increasing at least. Anyway, I think we are going to see big growth in local foil racing now, it’s just so much fun t...
by bigcane
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 21
Views: 2363

Re: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Coaching, travel, lost income from not working, etc - these are the main costs of competing at a high level in any sport. The foiling equipment annual cost is modest by comparison especially since designs are stabilizing and gear is holding its value. Does the value of a used Mike’s even go down?

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