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by junebug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Recommended 1 strut for big wing hydrofoiling?
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Recommended 1 strut for big wing hydrofoiling?

Other than short demos, the only single strut kites I have experience with are Solos and Boxers. I hated the Solos and love the Boxers. I have 12m, 10m, 7m, 5m and 3.5m. Covers me from 8kn to 25kn or so. I ride slow, surf style and in waves when we have them. I like the quick turning, gutless loops,...
by junebug
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Lift 170 classic/fish feedback?

I'm reviving this old thread to see if anyone else has feedback on kiting with the Lift 170 classic vs. Lift 170 fish? I've been riding the Lift 150 for a couple of years now. I love the 150, but I want to slow down a little bit in the waves. From what I've read (including this thread), it looks lik...
by junebug
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1992
Views: 159568

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

FF with its rounder LE and outline shape looks a little lower aspect ratio and likely a little harder to get upwind meter for meter. ... Likely also makes the FF less appropriate for use with surfboards compared to Peaks. To be clear, this all pure speculation, right? . Have you tried the firefly, ...
by junebug
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1992
Views: 159568

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Agree with them junebug - a Peak4 flies as easy as any LEI kite, and hangs better than any conventional foil kite, besides, it does not bowtie like bigger foilkites, never fold the tips or anything - so in this respect they are really a no brainer to fly. But a Peak4 kite is nothing like other foil...
by junebug
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1992
Views: 159568

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I've only ever ridden LEIs, both for twin tip (14 years) and foiling (4 years). Based on the glowing reviews here, I'm probably going to try a Peak 4. I'm 195lbs (88kg) and ride a Lift 150. Our most common wind in the summer is in the 12-15kn range. In the winter, it blows less frequently, but it is...
by junebug
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 45
Views: 3868

Re: Pocketboard question

Safety (feet staying strapped during awkward falls and something twisting or breaking), You learn to drive the board rather than whip it around (not impossible to learn with straps but they are often used as a crutch), Strapless teaches you to ride with imperfect foot placement (again not impossible...
by junebug
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to untangle a hydrofoil from a bar
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: How to untangle a hydrofoil from a bar

Happened to me a couple of times when I was learning. Both times the kite was in the water straight downwind of me. I swam toward the kite to get to the foil and then kept kicking while trying to get the foil untangled to try to keep the lines slack so there wouldn’t be an accidental relaunch. Fortu...
by junebug
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 45
Views: 3868

Re: Pocketboard question

I’m 6’3” and 190lbs. 100% strapless. I have a 33 inch home build that is flat (no rocker) that I love for higher wind (13kn+) and flat water. It can handle touchdowns pretty well in flat water, and it pairs well with a fast moving kite (7m and smaller). For light wind or waves, I have a 3’6” micro. ...
by junebug
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 98
Views: 9069

Re: High wind foiling

Well, my point was that it's possible to foil quite comfortably with a 6m in 12 to 14 knots. In fact, I'd say that around 14 - 16 knots is optimal for moderately powered swell riding with a 6m & perhaps 16 - 18 with a 5m. So, is a 3.5 or 4m good starting at 18 knots (I wouldn't foil in anything ove...
by junebug
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 98
Views: 9069

Re: High wind foiling

I ride a 5m until 18kn then switch to 3.5m (Boxer). We don’t get very strong winds where I live, and I haven’t found the top end of the 3.5m yet. It works to at least 21kn. I’ve been thinking about getting a 2.5m Uno, but I haven’t been blown off the water on my 3.5m yet. Plus, I like riding a twint...

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