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by neilhapgood
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What does apparent wind really bring ?
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: What does apparent wind really bring ?

Great thread, really interesting to someone like me with a somewhat unscientific mind. I am wondering does the benefit of apparent with vary depending on wind strength? In its simplest form is apparent wind essential to ride in light wind and of no use once you have 10 knots plus, (unless going deep...
by neilhapgood
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: landing a gin marabou
Replies: 5
Views: 449

landing a gin marabou

hi all, I have a 12m soul and have just picked up a 4m marabou, I haven't used it yet. In terms of launching and landing will it be the same process as the soul, launch with some sand on trailing edge in middle of window and backstall through window to land? I'll be on a foil so not using it in craz...
by neilhapgood
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strutless LEI vs foil
Replies: 30
Views: 1484

Re: Strutless LEI vs foil

I went for a 12m Soul after a one strut 12m LEI and haven't looked back, I find it less stressful not having to worry about it dropping out the sky, especially when walking into the water in small waves that can knock you a foot or two under the kite and cause an LEI to drop . Also my transitions ar...
by neilhapgood
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tef gel, cooper slip, silicone for bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Tef gel, cooper slip, silicone for bolts

i use tefgel and often go 6 months plus without taking apart, I don't rinse either and no issues yet
by neilhapgood
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drysuit underwear
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: Drysuit underwear

I have a fairly old ION neaoprene drysuit. I find the neoprene wets through around the ankles and wrists, not leaking seals but the neoprene soaks through, so I wear thermal leggings cut off at he calf and a top cut off at the wrists so they don't get wet. Anyone else find neoprene drysuits wet thro...
by neilhapgood
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 3009

kite loop radius for gybe to toe

Hi folks, so I am consistently getting round gybing from heel to toe and foiling all the way through but struggling to keep as much tension in the lines as I would like. I am quickly realising that the timing of the loop seems to be important as if I loop too soon I go flying downwind and too late t...
by neilhapgood
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where to set the Y on a Neo
Replies: 12
Views: 701

where to set the Y on a Neo

Hi all,

I have a click bar with an adjustable Y, how high do I set it for a Neo?

Should you put it above where the front lines connect about a third of the way up or is that the highest splitting point?

by neilhapgood
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling Overpowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: Hydrofoiling Overpowered

Keep the kite lower and maybe change your body position. If you watch footage of people racing they have the kind of stance you need to control a lot of power
by neilhapgood
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: whats in a Y!
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

whats in a Y!

hi all, I just tried a 2019 7m duotone neo and really liked it on the foil, got me going in far less wind than my usual 7m which is a 2012 rebel, and felt smoother and generally more pleasant. however I was using an RRD bar with both front lines coming down to the bar. I just read the neo is meant t...
by neilhapgood
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: backstall on smaller kites
Replies: 25
Views: 1515

Re: backstall on smaller kites

thanks Peter, so does that mean that you have to slowly increase your AOA as you generate kite and board speed but worker harder initially to get to that point?

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