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by Hpr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Learning to Kitefoil - No. 1 Bad Habit - Fix This and Become a Better kitefoiler!
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Learning to Kitefoil - No. 1 Bad Habit - Fix This and Become a Better kitefoiler!

This seems like quite a good instructional video, except for the 'open the door' part. All the riding is done here with only one hand on the bar!

by Hpr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on monofoil
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: Learning on monofoil

You're gonna buy the monofoil anyway right, even if you start on a 'normal' foil? So just buy it and try it. If you struggle too much, then you might need to buy a traditional foil, but hopefully you wont have to. In any case if you really get into foiling it wont be long before you have a few of th...
by Hpr
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The craziness is underway in Cape Town
Replies: 159
Views: 15290

Re: The craziness is underway in Cape Town

I sat out Wednesday, but yesterday, with another weak forecast for Bloubergstrand, a local friend, David, and I headed back to Platboom around noon, which we had to ourselves, but eventually tired of the gusty conditions yanking us around on 7m. So after a nice lunch in Scarborough we headed back t...
by Hpr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?
Replies: 17
Views: 1355

Re: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?

My view: It’s not so much jump height than it is wind speed/strength, or at least a combination of the two, i.e. the stronger the wind, the higher you jump. Problem is with really strong wind when you re-direct, the kite is in the power zone as you land and you get yanked fast downwind and usually c...
by Hpr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?
Replies: 17
Views: 1355

Re: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?

edt wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 pm
*megaloop so that it finishes exactly when you touch water. The problem is what if you are off by a meter. So you tighten up your *megaloop so it finishes quicker and then you need to finish with a heliloop.
*kiteloop
by Hpr
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: foil attached to twintip
Replies: 14
Views: 1454

Re: foil attached to twintip

It might work but why do it? It is going to flex like crazy it won't be pleasant it won't have much buoyancy it will be really hard to learn to switch your feet why not get a proper board! Only one reason: traveling. With this set up you can have 1 kite (9m inflatable), 1 board (twintip) and the hy...
by Hpr
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps

Pull the upwind bridle (the one closest to you, which I think is the one tangling in your case) from under the kite/leading edge bladder to in front of it before you walk to your bar.This way it stays clear of everything.
Try on a lighter wind day first to make sure you get it right and it works.
by Hpr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Worn kite or something else - Cabs
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Worn kite or something else - Cabs

That doesn’t look like general wear but more likely a specific incident. Looks like line burn from the lines/bridles rubbing the canopy while kite being rolled in waves, inverted or something like that. Similar to line burn we see on parachutes. Or could be something else (maybe on the beach, or a b...
by Hpr
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Africa first timer
Replies: 59
Views: 4790

Re: South Africa first timer

Yes, it is extremely crowded, and getting worse every year. So much so that, from about mid Dec until after KOTA, I try to avoid the stretch from Dolphin Beach past Kite Beach up to Doodles, which is prime area for big air boosting. The mix of herds of downwinding directional riders (who typically t...
by Hpr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind hydrofoiling
Replies: 17
Views: 1387

High wind hydrofoiling

Hydrofoiling is normally associated with lighter winds. Personally I would rather be boosting big or wave kiting when it starts getting over 20 knots, but I’m thinking for the upcoming season when there’s lots of wind for days on end I might wanna try something different. Anyone here foiling in high...

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