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by neptune262
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Smallest possible LEI kite size for best low end
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: Smallest possible LEI kite size for best low end

I have a 10m LEI no strut and bought a 12m LEI no strut as I got a great deal on it and thought I would gain more bottom end. The extra weight of the bigger kite can work against it, so I didn't gain anything extra at the bottom range on the foil, as I can work the 10m more aggressively and it stays...
by neptune262
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..

PF - to directly answer your question, yes I find my 10m Trip has more power than a normal 10m strutted kite - same as a 12m or bigger, as I used to ride these, imho.

I would be out on my 10mTrip with a TT whilst others were on 12m and 14m kites on TT also.
by neptune262
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..

I am still using my 10m Trip from 2013 - can get going in 8kts no problem on foil. 10kts plus on skimboard, Top end range maxing out at 22kts on a TT. Love the Trip and find it a shame they stopped making it. Kite will stay in the air at 7kts, anything less than that you need to keep it working a li...
by neptune262
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 74
Views: 18799

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

10m Naish Trip - 8-15 knots
7m Crazy Fly Sculp - 15-23 knots

Board 130 Naish Hover with original 2017 Naish Foil (like liquid force wings)
by neptune262
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 3082

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

The 2017 Naish foil (Liquid force wings) used Allen key heads for foil and mast connections and some nuts with nylon washers on Allen key heads for base plate mounting - all tools were provided with the foil set and even one spare screw and nut for the base plate mounting. Sounds like a shame they c...
by neptune262
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North/Cabrinha foil compatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: North/Cabrinha foil compatibility

Sorry can't help, but try re-posting this in the hydrofoil specific forum.
by neptune262
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?

Look for a light weight specific LEI (many manufacturers now have kites aimed at foiling) or a foil kite if you want under 10kts reliability for the kite to stay in the air. If your experience is with LEI kites, I would suggest you stick with those. In light weight LEIs you don't need big sizes - th...
by neptune262
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?

If you a heavier rider, then a 12m should be fine (maybe a 14m if you are really a heavy person) - I use a 10m strutless kite for all HF conditions above 7kts, but I am light (70kg)! As you post you are 80kg, this is border line for the 10m, so I would recommend the 12m. Larger kites (i.e.17m) have ...
by neptune262
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 78
Views: 9076

Re: A caes for full face?

f2020 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:02 am
It can be classy.4CAE002B-C9A9-400B-9A60-AD0D16543ABB.jpeg
Who introduced the Power Ranger into kitesurfing!!

That is one guy who likes to be colour coordinated - shall we guess the colour of his kites!!
by neptune262
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 91
Views: 8848

Re: DIY onestrut kite

If you're aiming at very light winds, keep in mind that every gram counts! I observed that light wind kites use a huge wide and heavy inflating valve and single pump connector. So following your simplicity concept, here are my 2c : Save the weight. - use two old little valves, one for the leading e...

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