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by Benicia Wind
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pain at the Elbow - Kiter's Elbow: Treatment & Prevention
Replies: 34
Views: 2924

Re: Pain at the Elbow - Kiter's Elbow: Treatment & Prevention

I had it terrible this year. I blame foiling. Being able to go kiting in 8 MPH means I kited allot more this year. Also, foiling for me, is usually with one hand on the bar, especially toe side. I think this put more stress on my elbows. Mine was hitting the ulnar nerve. At it's worst both of my pin...
by Benicia Wind
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hands free foiling?
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Hands free foiling?

Has anyone figured out a way to control the kite without holding on to the bar? I can get maybe up to 10 seconds of hands free foiling before I have to grab the bar. It's 10 seconds I can pretend to be surfing a wave. 10 seconds of freedom. I can sort of control the kite by heading up or downwind bu...
by Benicia Wind
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 26
Views: 3222

Re: too light to drift downwind?

It has happened to me. Now I keep a spare leash on me and attach it to the board if it looks like it is going to be a hassle re-launching my kite. Also handy for when the wind dies and I have to swim in. I put a small loop of rope in the nose of my board so I can attach the leash. I tried attaching ...
by Benicia Wind
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2523

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

I'm a big fan of strapless. A little harder at first but after learning the basics, you can try just about anything you want without fear of ankle or knee injury.
by Benicia Wind
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 30
Views: 14090

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

i just tried my first skim board the other day. Amazed at how it goes upwind. Better than my surfboard but no match for the foil. Still, lots of fun on the skim just trying to ride it. It is so squirly. Got no sense of direction. Next up, jumps!
by Benicia Wind
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Risk vs reward... learning and progression at 40
Replies: 51
Views: 4972

Re: Risk vs reward... learning and progression at 40

40 ! I wish I took this up when I was only 40. Now at 60 and still going. Sessions tend to be a little shorter and I wish my knees where in better shape.
by Benicia Wind
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?

I've ridden in 6-8 knots on my 12M Solo but the problem is the lulls. If you get a lull and your kite falls in, you're swimming. No way any kite will re-launch in that light a wind when wet. I stay closer to shore and I have swam in more times than I care to mention. I don't mind too much, it's good...
by Benicia Wind
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn Jackson foil 120
Replies: 18
Views: 2841

Shinn Jackson foil 120

Anybody know how much this board weighs? I can't find it in the specs. Looks like a fun board.
by Benicia Wind
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how often do you hit fish?
Replies: 29
Views: 8379

Re: how often do you hit fish?

I've hit fish about 6 times in the last year. I keep hoping to bag a salmon for dinner but so far no luck.
by Benicia Wind
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First foilboard
Replies: 81
Views: 16210

Re: First foilboard

My first DIY pocket board, 112 x 40 cm 1.5cm thick wood plus deck pad 5mm. Total wieght: 6.5 kg Board: 3.5 kg Foil: 3 kg Its + 0.5 kg, but feels lighter compared to my regular board when on the beach, probably because of the smaaler size... I not yet had the chance to try it so will update on water...

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