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by dave1986
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Hyperlink V3
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Hyperlink V3

My guess is that the V3 will be announced toward the end of 2021... but perhaps COVID has slowed development so maybe 2022 now
by dave1986
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Seeking Single-Strut LEI Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Seeking Single-Strut LEI Advice

I'm working with 9 and 12m Pivots. Would getting a Boxer or some other 1-strut substantially increase my low end? A Boxer 12m wont give you anymore true low end than your Pivot 12m, but in reality is what it will give you is less sessions that end with swimming in. You should be able to go out in 8...
by dave1986
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind
Replies: 18
Views: 2609

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

I expérimented a way to increase a bit m'y chances to waterstart in marginal winds. 1/ already said else where but as an introduction : when you group yourself to ease going above the board, try to sink it fully, water above feets, and balance yourself (even if your board is fully under water....) ...
by dave1986
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot HydroFoil Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Slingshot HydroFoil Issue

Is the foil performing better or worse since this modification was made?
by dave1986
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Should I fully dry my foil kite?
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Should I fully dry my foil kite?

I dropped my foil kite in the water (sea water) last week. I flew it for about 5minutes after it went in the water, but I noticed that it was still slightly damp inside when packing away. I would of course dry my kite if it was soaked through, but is it important to fully dry my kite after it gets w...
by dave1986
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the oldest kite you are still using?
Replies: 29
Views: 1813

Re: What is the oldest kite you are still using?

2007 Naish Raven III 8m. Still such a good kite !
by dave1986
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Choosing a foil kite
Replies: 25
Views: 1009

Re: Choosing a foil kite

With your style of riding and race oriented hydrofoil wings you have a similar setup to mine - I do have the 637 wing so you have the option to add this as well. If I were you my pick is Chrono 13 as this will give you better upwind and less bar pressure - also soul gets overpowered on hydrofoil - ...
by dave1986
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Choosing a foil kite
Replies: 25
Views: 1009

Re: Choosing a foil kite

I know you didn't ask about Ozone kites.... but i bought an Ozone Chrono V4 13m as my first foil kite. The Chrono is probably not as high aspect as a Sonic, but higher aspect than the Soul. Personally I have had no issues with the Chrono as my 1st foil kite Hey Dave, flysurfer isn't the only brand ...
by dave1986
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Choosing a foil kite
Replies: 25
Views: 1009

Re: Choosing a foil kite

I know you didn't ask about Ozone kites.... but i bought an Ozone Chrono V4 13m as my first foil kite. The Chrono is probably not as high aspect as a Sonic, but higher aspect than the Soul.

Personally I have had no issues with the Chrono as my 1st foil kite
by dave1986
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Overall Line Length?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Best Overall LINE LENGTH?

21 m for 5-6-7-8 m2 LEI for waveboards. Hydrofoil: 21 m for 3-4-5-6 m2 foil kites. 27 m for 8 m2 foil kite. 30 m for 10-12 m2 LEI kites, and big foil kites. Before the Peak 4 foil kites, using 26 m also with small LEI kites and medium 4-5-6-7-8-9 m2 for hydrofoil, and 30 m for bigger strutless or 1...

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