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by grtlakes
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should I go for foil?
Replies: 22
Views: 863

Re: Should I go for foil?

Flying tubes 5 yrs foil 1 year (soul 12m). Foils are superior in several areas. However, mistakes like slack lines or missed maneuvers can result in a a mess. Self landing is a stressor. In my opinion I am still not convinced it’s worth the bother. Also, foil boards are comfortable with smaller leis.
by grtlakes
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil death
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Foil death

Thank you ?
by grtlakes
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Smoothy
Replies: 10
Views: 2200

Re: Ocean Rodeo Smoothy

Anybody try one of these?
by grtlakes
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The journey from <10m to 20m
Replies: 29
Views: 1770

Re: The journey from <10m to 20m

Embarrassed to ask, I have been kiting for a while. When I slow down I do so by edging hard and heading up wind. I hear so much about edging in order to jump. What is different, starting with board flat and then digging in on same heading? I feel I’m missing something basic.
by grtlakes
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: St Lucia
Replies: 5
Views: 449

St Lucia

Looking for local knowledge or any recent traveller tips.
Thinking of a December trip.
Ps country of St Lucia not Santa Lucia Cuba
by grtlakes
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Losing stoke
Replies: 38
Views: 2358

Re: Losing stoke

GIVE UP THE COKE.

Sorry to yell. Just saying.
by grtlakes
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling lessons: Ouch
Replies: 24
Views: 1654

Re: Foiling lessons: Ouch

I was in the same boat as you last April. I elected to get lessons through Real. Basically it was a lot of money to pay someone to follow me on a jet ski while I figured out how to get onto the board. If I had the choice again I would not have bothered. Time on the water in proper conditions is key....
by grtlakes
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 764
Views: 152726

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Sounds like you are overdue for some fun. Enjoy your new kites. They are awesome.
by grtlakes
Thu May 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Losing the front hook
Replies: 37
Views: 2766

Re: Losing the front hook

Thanks great advice. I like the idea of putting the hook forward. I can then use it to get away from the shore. After that I can take more time to get setup and use what I have learned here.
I also like the idea of 10 days in Cuba.
by grtlakes
Thu May 09, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Losing the front hook
Replies: 37
Views: 2766

Losing the front hook

Any tips on losing the front hook and going strapless? I tried tonight but it was a nonstarter. Disorganized onshore wind driven chop and incompetence. I had issues with keeping the board pressed against my feet as it drifted away at alternating angles. I was at a spot with limited room downwind (po...

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