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by junebug
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding without a (proper) Quick Release
Replies: 50
Views: 2046

Re: Riding without a (proper) Quick Release

What Im trying to say is that its ok to use whatever only when respecting the choices of others. Discussion is one thing and imposing views on other is another. Calling a stupid idea stupid isn't imposing anything on anyone, nor is it really disrespectful, it's just a factual way to evaluate a set ...
by junebug
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind hydrofoiling
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: High wind hydrofoiling

I use a 5m Pivot in 15-17kn and a 4m SST in 18-20kn. I just got a 3m Element for 20kn+ that I haven’t yet had a chance to use. 23m lines on all.
by junebug
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spotz2 foil for beginner?
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Spotz2 foil for beginner?

It will be very difficult to learn on that setup. Not to say it can’t be done, but your learning curve will almost certainly be significantly flatter than if you got a slower foil and a bigger board. The photograph appears to show a leash attached to the board. If that’s what it is, whatever you do,...
by junebug
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Upwind 360 and 180 carves from toeside
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Upwind 360 and 180 carves from toeside

It can be done with both hands on the bar. I’ve never done it like that, but in at least one of the BRM videos Greg’s brother does it two handed. One handed loops do put a lot of strain on the arms. I had to sit out a few months last season because of tendonosis of the brachialis due, in no small pa...
by junebug
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Upwind 360 and 180 carves from toeside
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Upwind 360 and 180 carves from toeside

There is good information about these on several other threads. Just use the search function. The only things I will add are that, for me, (1) learning on a bigger kite is easier because the timing isn’t so critical and you don’t have to use a loop (for the 180 at least), (2) you have to keep the ki...
by junebug
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits
Replies: 69
Views: 5452

Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

grigorib wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 am
My stance is 32”
Your board is NICE.

Does it handle touchdowns at all? I think for me having my front foot so far behind the nose gives me a little margin of error on touchdowns, even though my board has no rocker. I’m always pleasantly surprised how well it can handle minor touchdowns.
by junebug
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY HF Mast Screws Connection?
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: DIY HF Mast Screws Connection??

Hi, designing my first build for a HF board. How do you reccommend to go about the mast connection? Its a standard plate. I don't need rails and would simple do a thru holes but should I put the nut washer on deck? It looks very uncomfortable, using a flat head from deck and a washer nut at the foi...
by junebug
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits
Replies: 69
Views: 5452

Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

I’m pretty tall (6’3”) and my stance narrowed dramatically when I started riding a small board. Some of that is probably because I moved the foil back, but it is also because there just isn’t room on the board for a wide stance. I like a narrow stance because it makes footswitches so much faster, w...
by junebug
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2327

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

My experience is with 3 strut wave kites only, but I have found that there is no real benefit at my weight (195lbs) and equipment (Lift 150) to a 12m. I can go down to 8/9 knots (in warm thermal wind) with a 10m and 23m lines depending on tides and current. The low end of a 12m might be slightly lo...
by junebug
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2327

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

My experience is with 3 strut wave kites only, but I have found that there is no real benefit at my weight (195lbs) and equipment (Lift 150) to a 12m. I can go down to 8/9 knots (in warm thermal wind) with a 10m and 23m lines depending on tides and current. The low end of a 12m might be slightly low...

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