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by DukeSilver
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?
Replies: 63
Views: 2632

Re: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?

Thanks again everyone for your input. So now I am pricing out which foil to get. What would be the best option for a first foil. I'm 100kg and only really looking at learning on it but then enjoying it for years to come in 8-max20 kts. Slingshot foil complete with the 76 infinity wing for $790USD T...
by DukeSilver
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: starting on duck tack to toeside
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: starting on duck tack to toeside

Ok, can we just call it "tack to toeside"? I tried this and I find I am unable to even attempt it in one move/effort. Any suggestions on how to break it down and practice different parts of it? I have no trouble making hard carves back and forth while just riding. But how to isolate and practice br...
by DukeSilver
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?
Replies: 63
Views: 2632

Re: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?

what everyone else said and foiling will make you a better more confident kiter in all diciplines. Any tricks or transitions you learn on a foil will seem so much easier for you on TT or surfboard not to mention precision kite control since you will find the true limits of your kites. Ha ha That is...
by DukeSilver
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot NF2 Foil - Beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Slingshot NF2 Foil - Beginner

I learned on the NF2 and Dwarfcraft. The NF2 is a great foil to both learn and progress on. I still really like mine 2 years on.
by DukeSilver
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wind range 9m hyperlink
Replies: 18
Views: 1097

Re: wind range 9m hyperlink

Hi,have a 2009 Ozone xc light,forgot I had it bought it for teaching,hardly used in mint condition,could be ok? https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/Review/2009-Ozone-Light-XC-8m?page=1 Also a 6m catalyst 2016 (I think ) also like new.Maybe I should try these before buying anymore kites....
by DukeSilver
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wind range 9m hyperlink
Replies: 18
Views: 1097

Re: wind range 9m hyperlink

I'm 80kg on a Slingshot Hoverglide. I use a 9m Hyperlink from 10 to 16kts and then use a 6m Ozone Reo from 15 to about 23kts. I have an old 2012 Catalyst 4m but this doesn't get much use. I really love the Reo for foiling. Fast, good drift and ample depower.
by DukeSilver
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 75 cms mast
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: 75 cms mast

Thanks,however as a beginner 'carving' and to 'go fast' won't be priorities.Won't I get the magic carpet feeling once on the foil irrespective of height? A 75cm mast will be absolutely fine for you. I learned on a 60cm mast then used a slightly longer 78cm mast for about a year due to water depth i...
by DukeSilver
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: starting on duck tack to toeside
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: starting on duck tack to toeside

jumptheshark wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:49 am
Can we just call it turning around?

Haha - yes, Upwind turnaround and downwind turnaround. :D
by DukeSilver
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: starting on duck tack to toeside
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: starting on duck tack to toeside

Well you may not think it's sailing but the World Sailing Council may just disagree with your definition of what sailing is: "KITEBOARDING IS TO BECOME A FULL OLYMPIC SAILING EVENT AFTER WORLD SAILING’S (WS) COUNCIL APPROVED A SUBMISSION THAT WILL SEE ATHLETES TAKE THE STAGE AT THE PARIS 2024 GAMES"...
by DukeSilver
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: starting on duck tack to toeside
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: starting on duck tack to toeside

This is correct. Of course it's a tack or a gybe - regardless of whether you change feet or not. If you take the nose of the board through the eye of the wind and travel back in the opposite direction, you have tacked. Same for the gybe. To call it a carve if you don't swap feet is incorrect. I thi...

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