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by br44
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot UFO
Replies: 142
Views: 13899

Re: Slingshot UFO

purdyd wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:58 pm
I flew the 3 m in 15 knots not really practical you have to keep it moving. Really keep it moving 20 knots is more practical. I really would like a 4 m
On what wing? Average weight?
Perhaps a bigger wing could make 15 knots work?
by br44
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot UFO
Replies: 142
Views: 13899

Re: Slingshot UFO

Any estimates for the wind range of the 3m? Is the 15-42 knot range provided by Slingshot about right?
by br44
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self launch and self land option
Replies: 75
Views: 4410

Re: Self launch and self land option

My testing in light winds confirmed that kites fly reasonably well just on the front lines. Once you drop the bar and grab the front lines, you have a big trainer on your hands. This creates an opening for a controlled self landing like in the video. Could this work in higher winds? Maybe... if the ...
by br44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Seat harness recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 3706

Re: Seat harness recommendation

Ozone Connect Pro. One size fits all, most comfortable. It’s marketed as a snow/land harness but I use it more on the water.
by br44
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small lei
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: Small lei

Gentlemen, I am looking for a recommendation for a small (under) 8m lei to use with a newly purchase Armstrong foil. I just sold a soul and am not a fan of foil kites due to local conditions. Any personal experience appreciated. I have an older 5m OR prodigy. It is very touchy and has very limited ...
by br44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sun protection for face
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: Sun protection for face

You can wear a hat under the helmet (for the visor). I’ve been doing that. For the face, a covid-like mask should work. Try a buff and/or a neoprene face mask (they make them for skiing).
by br44
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Low tech freeride foils
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Low tech freeride foils

I am wondering why we don’t see low tech freeride foils on the market. Nowadays the foils are so thick that even a good structural wood should suffice to be used as a foil core with just a thin glass lawyer for water protection. I understand that we come from these razor thin super high performance...
by br44
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Firefly V2 mod
Replies: 15
Views: 1182

Re: The Firefly V2 mod

Oh I forgot about the flapping... just a tiny bit bar pressure and it’s gone.. when even that is too much.. rig smaller. This is how I cut back the flapping as well. Just keep a little pressure on the bar and it really helps. Works really well in overpowered condition too. Prevents the kite from de...
by br44
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Helmet is so noisy:(
Replies: 32
Views: 1808

Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

wavy navy wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:38 pm
For sure a helmet is much safer. But it's so loud! I wear earplugs but that doesn't help that much. Any ideas?
Duct tape the holes.
by br44
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Just not getting it
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Just not getting it

You didn’t provide enough details, but it sounds like your gear is wrong. You want a large, stable surf wing (around 1000 sq cm or more) and a medium/short mast. Put the mast (nearly) all the way in the back at first. Then have a toe hook or strap in the front only. Double straps can easily lock you...

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