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by IainMacaskill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite surf spot for beginner this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Good kite surf spot for beginner this weekend

Hunstanton should be on, give the shop a call and they'll give you the skinny on tides, launch spots and the like.
https://www.hunstantonwatersports.com
by IainMacaskill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do Kite Bags Suck?
Replies: 32
Views: 2160

Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Airush Ultra 12m bag is ridiculously small, thankfully the zippy IKEA bag makes the ideal substitute, https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90149148/

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by IainMacaskill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wanted - Carver wing a Zeeko foil
Replies: 35
Views: 2752

Re: Wanted - Carver wing a Zeeko foil

Carbon is the cocaine of kitefoiling. Just say no, G10 is your friend. That said, ride everything. There is no best kite, board nor wing only conditions and you on the day. The success of the P-Wing led to the current trend is towards big wings for learners that could support an elephant at 4kts but...
by IainMacaskill
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Summer + autumn UK wetsuit for water 10-14 C
Replies: 29
Views: 1528

Re: Summer + autumn UK wetsuit for water 10-14 C

If you want to ride into the winter you could try an electrically heated rash vest - https://www.heatedwetsuits.com/product/ ... eries-70m/
by IainMacaskill
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High Pressure kite by Bruno Legaignoux
Replies: 170
Views: 26056

Re: High Pressure kite by Bruno Legaignoux

Real future of kiteboarding is personal kite drone, draging you in zero wind. Also filming you in self mode and etc. This will come, next 10-20 years with imporovement of batteries and probably with solar battery possibility too:) And as it will costs event 3000-4000 usd you will buy it much lovely...
by IainMacaskill
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 41
Views: 5280

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

PS style and grace ... or maybe not. This photo was one of the most ridiculed "kook of the day" posts ever. A foiler emulating the classic longboard cross-step to nose ride ... if this was on a 12' longboard, it would be considered stylish. On a foil it's considered a lame circus trick. The lesson ...
by IainMacaskill
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Aluminium Clearwater
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Aluminium Clearwater

Has anyone had a pop at the new Clearwater?

https://www.clearwaterfoils.com/collect ... tefoil-kit
by IainMacaskill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why do Foils Howl?
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Why do Foils Howl?

Please can someone who knows tell me the real reason some foils Howl? I've heard it's salt on the mast and other people have said it's because you're riding to slow but these answers sound a bit like "old wives tales". There is a lad with a new Naish foil down where I ride and that thing Howls like ...
by IainMacaskill
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind range and gusts - beginner question
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Wind range and gusts - beginner question

I'm just back from the Outer Hebridies where the wind is cold and damp which means it's dense and those wind ratings are written for sunny hot places and 75kg riders riding in shorts as opposed to a 5/3, boots and gloves. My point is they're only an indication. While kiting on Lewis I have noticed t...
by IainMacaskill
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straps or strapless poll
Replies: 61
Views: 6534

Re: Straps or strapless poll

To throw in my two cents, I'd say you want to keep loose front straps for when you're learning to launch and ride downwind. Then you want to retake them off so your feet can explore the balance of the wing which will help with toe-side and touch down turns. Then when your turning on demand and ready...

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