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by Qiter
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!!

I love my 12m boxer, i'm so glad I did not get the 14M. I weight 190lbs and can ride on my shinnster or big TT around 12mph. The kite is fast for a 12m and stays in the air with very little wind. The relaunch is exceptional. I can't see needing anything bigger than a 12M with a foil. I'm not sure t...
by Qiter
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!!

I would recommend a one strut kite from any of the large brands. I have personally tested both the Duotone Mono and the Ozone Alpha extensively in various sizes. Great handling, easy restart when dropped even in relatively light winds. With the 11m Mono and a 633 Onda, I am able to foil in about 6 k...
by Qiter
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling: Why you need a short mast - Foil Fridays
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Hydrofoiling: Why you need a short mast - Foil Fridays

This video is too much pro short masts in my opinion. It makes it sound like it's always the better choice. I agree that it's easier to learn on and better to ride in shallow water, fair enough. But I am not sure less drag and shorter masts are really better for light wind. It's so minuscule, you w...
by Qiter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12 vs 15m for Marginal
Replies: 20
Views: 996

Re: 12 vs 15m for Marginal

The conditions you describe are sub 8 knots probably 6 knots of wind. It wasnt a horribly heavy miss behaving kite that lead to a swim. It was your lack of skill for being able to understand and fly a foil kite in light winds. A 15m sonic is a sweet kite and completely capable to have an awesome se...
by Qiter
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12 vs 15m for Marginal
Replies: 20
Views: 996

Re: 12 vs 15m for Marginal

Hi, There was a similar thread before, check here : https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2401807 Bottom line is: If you have enough skills, there is little argument for a kite bigger than 12m for foiling (if you are not a racer). The low end is marginally better on a 15m compared to a 12m (ma...
by Qiter
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Seat harness better for foiling?
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Seat harness better for foiling?

I went back to a seat harness when foiling. I feel I have better control and it supports me a bit during maneuvers (I do only freestyle, no racing). Went for the super simple Neil Pryde RSX harness, very basic, no padding.
When I ride twin tip, I use a normal waist harness.
by Qiter
Fri May 31, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 121
Views: 9313

Re: Pocket board building

The one thing you probably will want/need is a transition plate. Something like this below. If you don't have something like this to distribute the point force from the front of the base plate over a wider area, it can easily fail there. Yes, I will prepare some big washers cut out of hard plastic....
by Qiter
Fri May 31, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 121
Views: 9313

Re: Pocket board building

I reckon go for it. Don't overthink it. Get a piece of wood that is thick and strong enough and cut to size. If you need a bit of extra strength or stiffness, you can throw on a layer of glass or carbon strips, or both. Then drill some holes, and bolt through, with some big washers to spread the lo...
by Qiter
Wed May 29, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 121
Views: 9313

Re: Pocket board building

Why not build a 2pc wood board at home? Yes, I thought about it but my building skills are limited, I have no real idea how to make the two parts hold together. I am surely not able to build this complex fitting system they have for split TTs (I do not have any advanced tools). Thats why I thought ...
by Qiter
Tue May 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 121
Views: 9313

Re: Pocket board building

On another note (and far from the pieces of art usually discussed here..): I am traveling soon and do not want to take my board, as it does not fit normal luggage (and I have my family, so reduced luggage allowance for kite stuff :-/). I fit a 70cm mast, wing, fuselage, kites etc all in a normal sui...

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