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by Jzh_perth
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Best hydrofoil wave kite: ConceptAir Firefly vs. Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Best hydrofoil wave kite: ConceptAir Firefly vs. Flysurfer Peak 4

Excellent video Horst. I especially love the unhooked riding with slack likes - proper wave foiling. Our regular downwinder is approx 10km among metropolitan beaches here in Perth, WA. Our waves are Lefts which suits me as I’m goofy too. I will try and demo a Peak 4 from our local shop - they have a...
by Jzh_perth
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Anyone know any details on the new upcoming foil from Flysurfer?
Replies: 45
Views: 17296

Re: Anyone know any details on the new upcoming foil from Flysurfer?

Than why in flysurfer technical data in wind range of sonics is written data that for example 18 sonics can start hydrofoil from 4 knots ?? But zenit stay is from 5 knots. Because it’s quite possible to hydrofoil in conditions below which a kite will sit at zenith. You just need to keep the kite mo...
by Jzh_perth
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 9282

Re: Ram airs crash in 2018

Olympics have selected Ram Airs for Paris 2024 !!!

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by Jzh_perth
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with Ben Wilson Surf Slow Leak
Replies: 28
Views: 2135

Re: Help with Ben Wilson Surf Slow Leak

I’ve just had a similar issue with a 2016 Aeneema I bought secondhand. They have a Boston style deflate valve which consists of 2 parts. A rubber o ring was missing, resulting in a slow leak from the valve itself. Hard to detect via the usual methods
by Jzh_perth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?

As we know foil kites offer a larger wind range for a given size compared to an LEI. I’ve found a useful guide is plus/minus 2 square meters on either side of its stated size. So a 10m foil would cover a similar windrange to an 8m lei (high end) and 12m for low end. This might help you work out whic...
by Jzh_perth
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you need to rinse kites?
Replies: 14
Views: 1796

Re: Do you need to rinse kites?

Only in salt water when I drop them :) next I cover them in sand when packing them up, so fold them into their bag and leave them for the next session.

Sand is round and salt water won’t grow mould. I avoid fresh water incl rain like the plague.
by Jzh_perth
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 8205

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Hi Gunnar, Ok maybe I was a bit dramatic so I’ve updated my post I never tried to ride fast with it and found my experience was to average around 10-12kmh according to the Gps logs. This also made it perfect for what I wanted it to do - I love it. I tried riding it underpowered with a 5m LEI in arou...
by Jzh_perth
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 8205

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I’ve used a Takuma V100 (1245cm2 in area) for surf kitefoiling and it works well BUT it’s so slow (I found it very happy to crawl along 6-8 knots or 12-15kmh, my peaks were in the 20-25kmh without really trying). At TT like speeds I didn’t get any of the usual benefits of a Hydrofoil. I have to ride...
by Jzh_perth
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 774
Views: 155852

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I know 5 people with the Soul now and they are all loving the kite. Downunder, are you really suggesting the airtightness of a foil kite is a potential drawback ? That’s a bit ridiculous ( And what do you mean you wash your kites after salt water ? You do know fresh water is what causes problems rig...
by Jzh_perth
Mon May 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 671
Views: 148946

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Rojbrown, I had the Zeeko spitfire for about 18 months and it definitely likes a bit more speed to start flying. With practice you will be able to ride it slower but this takes time. I found it quite sensitive in terms of setup too - Zeeko publish some recommendations on their website about where to...

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