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by Mossy 757
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 33
Views: 1512

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

I dunno, when I drop my foil kite in the water on a failed gybe or tack, it usually tends to drift along pretty well with the current...
by Mossy 757
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1758

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

15m ultralight foil kite
8&11m high aspect inflatable (Velocity, AV8, XR6, Edge)
7-9m Surf or otherwise "fun" kite

I'd also add a cruisy surf foil as well as my racing foil. That would cover all conditions/wind/wave types for my spot.
by Mossy 757
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 1685

Re: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil

(the Delta products are still hand-made in the USA by the designer and his mom) Really?? Seems everything from Delta is now coming out of China.....hes not even listed on the site anymore.... Yeah, the race foils are all hand-built in the USA. He's making some of his surf and non-kite foils out of ...
by Mossy 757
Tue May 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KiteFoil Athletes Grapple with Fresh Challenges of Mixed Team Racing
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: KiteFoil Athletes Grapple with Fresh Challenges of Mixed Team Racing

Cool format, looking forward to seeing some video of the hand-offs once they have a couple successful events logged.
by Mossy 757
Tue May 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Racing can be real fun
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Racing can be real fun

Reality is, even if you cut all the control lines away and just tried to recover the rigging and hardware, it's still an hours-long task from the point shown in the picture to get to where you're running new lines and getting the bar rigged back up. For whatever reason, I feel like I always reach th...
by Mossy 757
Tue May 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: boxer looping
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: boxer looping

It seems that the best cure for excess power on a downloop is to go faster. When you're really slow, the downloop sort of slams you with power whereas when you're moving faster, it's a nice jolt but isn't this huge torquey tug off your board all of a sudden.
by Mossy 757
Mon May 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Gear for going fast
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Gear for going fast

Have you attempted to tune the stabilizer angle or the strut-to-fuselage connection to allow your current setup to be stable at higher speeds? I would also second short lines, well-powered tube kite, etc. but those won't overcome the sheer problem that your current foil is not designed to go as fast...
by Mossy 757
Thu May 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sweat shop kite manufacturing
Replies: 73
Views: 1895

Re: Sweat shop kite manufacturing

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Flysurfer manufactures their kites in Germany...
by Mossy 757
Thu May 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

I switch between Ride Engine slider and Dakine Vega. On the Vega I have a hook and slider. The Vega is mostly cloth and a minimal seat harness. I think alternating keeps my back happy. +1 for the Vega as a minimalist harness option that moves the hook point down where it belongs (at/below hip hinge).

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