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by lovethepirk
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Finally tacking beyond stoked!
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Finally tacking beyond stoked!

Flag, My 2 largest hurdles were simply not carving far enough around into the new angle and not matching my board motion with the kite motion. For the first item, as you carve you are creating a radius and I was not allowing myself to let the radius continue on long enough to get at least close to t...
by lovethepirk
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

papa, You can try 7/64" dyneema for your backup. It is just under 3mm diam so you may be able to slot it thru the existing hole. I use them for steering line pigtails. They are 1400 pound strength so in case your 3/16" main line breaks you don't have to worry at all. Just make sure you tie a large k...
by lovethepirk
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Finally tacking beyond stoked!
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Finally tacking beyond stoked!

These took forever and I still don't nail them all the time. It gets tiring practicing them day after day after day, though. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKNOnoBjiZw/ I'm trying to learn tacks to toeside on the wingfoil now. It's pretty similar, but the hand work is way different. I can only do it i...
by lovethepirk
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump Hose Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Pump Hose Replacement

I threw away my flexible hose once it failed. I use a clear 3/4" ID clear hose that I separate from the pump each use. It is stiff and a little aggrivating at times, but it works and won't fail.
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by lovethepirk
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Finally tacking beyond stoked!
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Finally tacking beyond stoked!

I'm coming up on 3 yrs foiling and in the last month I am finally nailing my tacks on a race foil with inflatable kite. I wish I could have a conversation with myself 3 yrs ago, as it all seems so simple now. I'm scared to say I am more addicted to the potential of a foil sesh now then I was when I ...
by lovethepirk
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Splicing my first set of lines
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Splicing my first set of lines

I'm all confused with your terminology so let me state that you have 4 flying lines. You have the 'center lines' and you have the 'steering lines'. In my terminology the safety line is the line that extends past the metal bracket where your center lines meet. Many companies sell this line as a 'flag...
by lovethepirk
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to strapless jump
Replies: 1
Views: 363

How to strapless jump

Season is here in FL and am going strapless for a small session each time I go out. I think I need a larger board as mine is a cabrina skillet at 5' 6" and I am 210 lbs. I can transition now so I want to move on to jumping. I cannot come close to jumping with the board without my feet completely lea...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How Long should you keep Kite Bars For?
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: How Long should you keep Kite Bars For?

Depending on your setup the MOST important thing are your LINES. Pay close attention to any connection points, swivel locations, or any other line to line connection points there are. If you begin to do rotation tricks the center lines can begin to wear a lot faster. I saw my own lines wear down aft...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soaring after a jump technique
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Soaring after a jump technique

One of my goals this season is to learn/improve my high wind jumps and soaring like you can see in some fantastic videos where kiters cover crazy distances in the air. I tried this last weekend moderately powered in 20knots on the 12m. Couple issues I had are as follows....I typically boost with the...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where is Epic Kites ?
Replies: 32
Views: 4339

Re: Where is Epic Kites ?

Was thinking of trying Switch next... may try a Renegade instead :thumb: After all, I'm semi-local. Dude, let me save you some time and money...don't buy a switch kite. I sent my Helium 16m(purchased Oct '18) back and it took 2 months to get my money back. And, I just spent 3 days slowly re-gluing ...

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