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by Flyboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites
Replies: 37
Views: 1525

Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Still have my 16m Airblast (12.8) & 11m (8.4 projected I think). I've often wondered about taking one of them out for a spin. I still remember my first ride on the 16m Airblast. It was like: holy shit that's how you do it! All of a sudden I could go upwind effortlessly ... a lot of effort compared ...
by Flyboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites
Replies: 37
Views: 1525

Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Still have my 16m Airblast (12.8) & 11m (8.4 projected I think). I've often wondered about taking one of them out for a spin. I still remember my first ride on the 16m Airblast. It was like: holy shit that's how you do it! All of a sudden I could go upwind effortlessly ... a lot of effort compared t...
by Flyboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Is your harness weaker than your lines?
Replies: 27
Views: 788

Re: Is your harness weaker than your lines?

I have broken one (1) harness hook in 20 years of kiting. It was an aluminium windsurfing spreader bar & it might have saved me from serious injury. It broke when I was caught in a squall, being tossed around by the kite & unable to release the QR. The hook broke & released the kite a few metres bef...
by Flyboy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 886
Views: 63213

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Are we talking about poor upwind performance compared to an Lei kite with a foil, or poor upwind performance compared to an Lei kite with a TT or SB?
by Flyboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 112
Views: 8634

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

Why would you talk about "performance" of a supershort 70 cm SUP foil mast? But okay, if you are heavy, a soft mast is not fun for surf either, true :roll: 8) Peter :?: We were considering the weight of the Gong carbon set-up, which also comes in a 100 cm mast. We don't have an example of the 100 c...
by Flyboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 112
Views: 8634

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

Regarding the weight of the setup: I just got my M Pro wing with the 40cm surf stab and the 70cm carbon mast (which includes the fuselage and the plate mount in one piece), it all together weights 3363 grams. Everything fits together nicely, the workmanship is perfect and it all looks very sturdy. ...
by Flyboy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 886
Views: 63213

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

But if there is shallow sandy bottom - Unpack and start in water is VERY viable solution In my location the water is only shallow pretty close to shore & the wind is side on, so it would not be possible to start in the water without the kite ending up against the rocks ... even if I did have the ex...
by Flyboy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 886
Views: 63213

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Thanks for the bootie suggestions! I don't know about the Peak4, but I'm not stupid! :wink: Looking carefully at the breakwater, negotiating the rocks will not be a joke. With an LEI it would be really hazardous - certainly to the kite & the foil & probably to myself. In fact, solo launching would b...
by Flyboy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 886
Views: 63213

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Here's a photo of my situation. This is a recently constructed break wall built to protect the shoreline from erosion. The path is probably abut 10 feet wide. Previously the shoreline had rocks, trees & bushes coming down to the water making it impossible to access the water with a kite. The wind di...
by Flyboy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 112
Views: 8634

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

I purchased a Gong Pro M and Catch 4'6 this week. It took me some time to understand the differences between their boards and wings range. So I agree with some of you, their website is a total mess. And that's not a subjective criticism, I am web designer :wink: . The construction looks very solid ...

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