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by junebug
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 86
Views: 5599

Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

@at all the short board users (<100cm) How did the lack of swing weight progressed your riding style? Can you actually carve harder, jump higher (strapless), spin around more 360 --> 720 in the water/air, ride a wave more aggressive...? Or is it more about the feel that you enjoy? How do you handle...
by junebug
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bigger wing is more difficult
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: Bigger wing is more difficult

Try moving the foil back. A bigger wing will have more lift than you are used to, and moving the foil back will require less front pressure from the same stance. That should make adapting easier.
by junebug
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who's (still) riding fast foils?
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: Who's (still) riding fast foils?

I like going fast, but where I live is very sharky, and when I used to ride a faster foil (Lift 110), I was hitting sharks about every other session (4-5 foot bull sharks mostly) and I would go flying off the foil. Since switching to a slower foil (Lift 150), I haven't hit a shark once, at least tha...
by junebug
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 86
Views: 5599

Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

You are rigth Oldman_Dave, short flat boards one can get used to of course. Its just, my level isnt sufficiently high, and besides this, I see no advantages whatsoever when going shorter than say 110 cm or something, for the average sized, so not my preference. In short, WHY? Personal as said, what...
by junebug
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling in 10 knots - Is it that hard?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

Re: Hydrofoiling in 10 knots - Is it that hard?

This has already been said, but it is very difficult to answer the question the OP poses in the abstract. I can foil no problem in 8kn on my 10m Boxer 23m lines and Lift 150 with my 195lbs in certain conditions (low tide, current opposing wind, steady south winds) but in other conditions (high tide,...
by junebug
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The "Other" Tack
Replies: 23
Views: 3767

Re: The

I can confirm that mere mortals can do this maneuver. I have been working on them for several months now, and I finally made one — two, actually — foiling all the way through yesterday. Both from starboard, which is my weak stance. Like everything in foiling, it helps to be well powered. I prefer fl...
by junebug
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2693

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

This is different from what the OP was asking, but in light wind gibes with a footswitch, I pull in on the bar for lift for the footswitch in such a way that I start the downloop at the same time. Point being, I definitely turn the kite well before I start turning the board. I don’t use the pull of ...
by junebug
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2693

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

The thing I struggled with as a beginner, and the thing I see many beginners struggle with, is making the heel to toe turn with too much arc and, consequently, too far downwind. I would suggest working on going into the turn with good speed, kite high, downloop, and really focus on getting the board...
by junebug
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hit a dolphin
Replies: 21
Views: 2216

Re: Hit a dolphin

To my knowledge, I’ve never hit a dolphin. But back when I rode a Lift 110, I used to hit sharks about 1 out of every 2 or 3 sessions. On many occasions, I looked down just in time to see them with their body curled ready to snap but too late to do anything about it. Maybe 4-6 foot bull sharks. That...
by junebug
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Single strut kite comparison
Replies: 51
Views: 4136

Re: Single strut kite comparison

Now I have the 2019 Naish Boxer in 10 m². It is a dream! Relatively fast turning, super light in the air even in lightest winds, super good depower and huge range / sweetspot, extremely stable in the air, super good drift, silly-good water relaunch even in almost no wind - unbelievable really. This...

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