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by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?

Yes I agree. And learning curve is painful during the 2-3 first sessions only. Then (after waterstart phase and even before flying) you will get more reward than fighting against low wind on a Twin type to keep upwind.
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 406
Views: 120362

Re: Flysurfer Soul

There is really no alternative to the capabilities of the soul in the 2019 foil market. Hello Edt Which kite model have you compared it to ? I am always a bit suspicious on such general judgment and know several people prefering other mid-ratio kites for their loop for exemple or low end capacities...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Light wind foil kite for foiling
Replies: 23
Views: 1238

Re: Light wind foil kite for foiling

Im my experience the adding value of the loop depends on kite design and specially Aspect ratio. - Race kites like sonic fly rapidly in Straight line but loose their flying capacities in loop. => so loop does not bring more boost that straight line (starting from 11 o'clock or from full backstall in...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 48
Views: 2626

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Nice video. Yeah I agree, without being a foilsurf expert, it seems that wave speed is slow enough for any hydrofoil driven in large curves. @Slowboat about surfboard analogy : to me the foil accelerates similarly as a surfboard when you go down the wave. Ok YOU pilot the hydrofoil wing instead of b...
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 406
Views: 120362

Re: Flysurfer Soul

To me it is not related to the light cloth in itself but rather the lotus enduction choice by Flysurfer that is very slippy. I liked it on my ex speed4 for its deperlancy and relaunch, but indeed it is very slippy on the ground and need more weight on the wing to lock it on the ground. Which may com...
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 48
Views: 2626

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Ketos has different wave wings: - wave span 500 - surface 570 - wave xl span 575- surface 790 - 1200 span 660, surface 1200 The smaller the faster. I guess 30knots with the wave and 25knots with the wave xl I have the Ketos Wave and the 1200 cm2 ; before the new trend to surf slowly the waves, this...
by Regis-de-giens
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 232
Views: 43424

Re: DIY Foil Kites

You can use nylon strings from grass cutter rotating machines. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9kEAAOSwEetV~RYU/s-l300.jpg On my custom singleskin i used tennis raquet strings which is even lighter. That seems a bit weak at first sight but since the string will be locked along the intercell cloth (i....
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vibram five finger booties for kiteboarding
Replies: 21
Views: 1422

Re: Vibram five finger booties for kiteboarding

I also have one waterproof model . I like the feeling . The main drawback is that it takes long8er to put your foot inside. I do not use them so I can sell the 5-finger if interested. My feet is small, size is 41.
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 58
Views: 5782

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

Nice video and wonderful sights. Congratulations.
And at last a huge light black coloured kite for ballon effect in marginal wind : -)
What is the weight of the kite please ?
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Light wind foil kite for foiling
Replies: 23
Views: 1238

Re: Light wind foil kite for foiling

I recommend playing around with shorter lines starting around like 15m. This will speed up the kite and make it react faster. It's easy to do yourself, there's some good how-to's on youtube on how to splice them. I would say the opposite : you do not need to increase the high speed of the sonic for...

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