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by VB705
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil mast position in relation to front wing?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Hydrofoil mast position in relation to front wing?

Delta99, are you asking about mast position on the switch fuselage?

If so, starting out you should put the mast through the slot in the wing with the foil all the way back in the tracks.
by VB705
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how short can a mast for freeride/freerace be?!
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: how short can a mast for freeride/freerace be?!

I use the 30”/76cm mast often. I switch from kite to surf boards so changing the mast can be a pain on the beach. Works great for lightwind kite foiling and moderate chop. Also it is easier when I want to ride a few waves into the shallows. Downsides are higher wind when the big short chop picks up ...
by VB705
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The WetSuit Game: Patagonia R4-R5
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

Re: The WetSuit Game: Patagonia R4-R5

I have the R4 and love it it. Plenty warm for va temps. I think the only call for the R5 would be on the coldest days of the year. Great suits and it’s what I switch to after I can’t wear my Rip curl Flashbomb 4/3. Only downsides to the Patagonia are price and they aren’t as flexible as my Flashbomb...
by VB705
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Double Agent vs Alien Air/H4 to start & progress with?
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Double Agent vs Alien Air/H4 to start & progress with?

I haven’t ridden both but I have the Alien Air and H2/H5 combo. I like the modularity of the different wings. I also change the mast out for a 24” and paddle foil surf with the same board and wing setup. Slingshot foils are pretty tough as well. Only downside of the slingshot system is the weight. I...
by VB705
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Looking for my first foil board (surf+kite foiling)
Replies: 21
Views: 3060

Re: Looking for my first foil board (surf+kite foiling)

I have the alien air as well. Plenty of volume for surfing. Works great with the strap removed and 24” mast. I’m far from mastering it but I’ve had several decent rides up on foil with the H2 wing when there is no wind. The alien air volume also helps during self rescue or light wind relaunch. It ha...
by VB705
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 6078

Re: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight

I’m on a surf foil also. Riding the H2 slingshot wing. This foil comes up at very slow speeds. I weight about 89 kg/ 197 lbs. Waiting for some decent wind to test the 11 M in. Wind isn’t looking rideable today but possibly this weekend. I did practice launching and landing this week in 5-10 mph wind...
by VB705
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: slingshot H2 or H4 for learning jibing and tacking
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Re: slingshot H2 or H4 for learning jibing and tacking

I ride the H2. It’s definitely way more stable than the H5/hoverglide wing. Not sure if it will help you land more tacks/gybes but it’s low speed stability may help with that. It was night and day difference in my progression learning to foil. I’m still learning gybes though.
by VB705
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 6078

Re: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight

Laughingman, stay tuned for a review while on the surf foil. I have the slingshot H2 wing to test with the 11M minima.

I’ve only had it out for it out for a short session on the twin tip so far. Very stable and easy to fly, especially since I’ve never used a foil kite before.

Will keep you posted
by VB705
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Change chicken loop on Best Control Bar 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Change chicken loop on Best Control Bar 2013

I’ve done it on a 2014/2015 bar. You use to be able to order the shorter loop and swap out pretty easily but not sure with the changes at Best. I would contact someone at Best and see if they still have parts available or you replace the whole chicken loop and swivel assembly with the most recent one.
by VB705
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H4 Wing
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Re: Slingshot H4 Wing

I use the H2 wing now. It comes up on foil at around
6 mph. I’ve had it up to 17 mph on my gps. Not sure how much more I could push it either.

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