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by lightwind
Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 127
Views: 9927

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

Dear all, I just got my new Gong FSP 2X 4.6 Foil Board and would like to use it tomorrow. Question: a little in front of the front footstraps, there is a big black Screw. one of those plastic 6 corner screws (pretty big). do I need to do anything with it: close it before surfing, opening after surf...
by lightwind
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LEI with short lines
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: LEI with short lines

Thanks jumptheshark, I practice your 3rd way of handling overpowered conditions. Kite high and going as slow as possible. Not fun at all, but gets you back to shore.
by lightwind
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LEI with short lines
Replies: 4
Views: 243

LEI with short lines

Hi, I have question about short lines combined with LEI kite. I’m foiling most of the time with 600 cm2 free ride foil, and usually I’m ok with my 9 m surf kite. But I don’t like riding overpowered so some 7m kite will be perfect to have for those higher teens days. Since I’m not in situation to buy...
by lightwind
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Gybe Advice
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Foil Gybe Advice

To the OP: can you gybe, heelside to toeside, on a TT or SB? This. If you don’t feel comfortable to do it on a TT and SB you will have hard time to make it on the foil. Master it on a SB and it will be much easier. You need to commit your self to lean against pull of the kite (not to follow) and so...
by lightwind
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lightwind assessment
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Lightwind assessment

Sure trees are good Water texture How it feels on your face Direction of the wind versus the shoreline Warm wind over cool water can be gradient Test with a kite up Some light wind have power up there Some light wind are gutless Sucker wind happens Exactly, 5-7 knots is not the same every time. Wha...
by lightwind
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 127
Views: 9927

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

Did anyone tried the foil with wing? Is the size M good choice for 75 kg rider and 5 m wing for 15-30 knots wind.
by lightwind
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Pranburi, Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Pranburi, Thailand

Anyone been to Pranburi recently? I'm heading that way soon and would like to know anything that is necessary (weather, restrictions, hazards etc). I will be there the last week of January. Thanks, John Hi John, Last time I was there in 2017. I think everything is still pretty much the same. Unfort...
by lightwind
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing foiling in gusty winds
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Wing foiling in gusty winds

That’s exactly what I was hoping for. How many liters you consider floaty board for 75 kg rider? 90-100 liters?
by lightwind
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 534
Views: 139507

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:50 pm
What size gong is that?
It’s 10 m, I’m 75 kg on RL foilboard shark wing. Wind was 6-8 knots.
by lightwind
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 534
Views: 139507

Re: Hydrofoil Videos



Friend took a video of me this summer. One of my first sessions before learning transitions.

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