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by windsunsea
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spleene Zone wave board
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: Spleene Zone wave board

Regarding feedback on the Zone as a foil board: I purchased a Zone 5'3. Drilled holes into my foils mounting plate to match the 120 x 72mm Spleene inserts, mounted and rode it as a foil board. Plus points; 1. The board is good for learning strapless water starts on, because of its limited volume and...
by windsunsea
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Triplecores Hydrofoil - The Dorado
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: Triplecores Hydrofoil - The Dorado

Hi Blackrat, your new foil looks very good, may you have many smooth miles on it. Just to inform you that we have a very keen and active foiling group up in Richards Bay KZN. I started in 2014 and now there are 9 (yes, nine) of us foiling here, 8 riding on home built foils. We are lucky, in that we ...
by windsunsea
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 3 most important things?
Replies: 32
Views: 6486

Re: 3 most important things?

As a new kitefoiler, with the learning experience still fresh in my mind, I would say that as a beginner you should consider these 3 things (there are plenty more of course): 1. Do not try to learn on a high performance foil. Rather use a foil that generates lift at low speeds, the crashes will be l...
by windsunsea
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: F-One Foilboard collection is here
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: F-One Foilboard collection is here

Very nice. But what about information and details on the most important component - THE FOIL?
by windsunsea
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sharing a quiver?
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: Sharing a quiver?

My son and I share a quiver. He weighs 60kg and I am 85kg. We have three kites, a 7m, 9m & 12m, which we regularly use in wind that ranges from 15 to 30 knots. He always uses one size down from the one I use and we are both comfortable on the water at the same time. When I am on the 7m, he does not ...
by windsunsea
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY foil of an air chair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: DIY foil of an air chair?

I foil with a buddy who has precisely such a set up. He has an air chair aluminium foil mounted to a directional board. Although heavy the rig works, no problem.

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