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by Leelanau
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: February wind in Captiva Island
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: February wind in Captiva Island

I've kited on Captiva (though not North Captiva) a few times in recent years in late January and February. On most fair weather days the wind always seemed to have a bit of east in it, making anything on the Gulf side-off or off-shore. Even a south that felt side shore at the beach beach, felt a lit...
by Leelanau
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses mast length for fun "freerace"
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Moses mast length for fun "freerace"

I purchased the 101 w/ 637 foil set this spring for more or less the same reasons as you. Fast, cover long distances quickly and easily, and I also wanted something for jumping. Plus, shedding a few pounds compared to my LF Thruster was a good thing. For all of those it has checked the box. My only ...
by Leelanau
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Leg burn
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

Re: Leg burn

Another consideration is the behavior of the LF rocket/fish foil. After I moved on to a new foil (LF Thruster) I realized that the rocket/fish foil was relatively sensitive to pitch adjustments and required far more input for stable flight. All those micro adjustments end up wearing you out faster. ...
by Leelanau
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 206
Views: 18840

Re: Pocket board building

TomW - Thanks. Yes, I really wanted to do the wood rail and probably will on my next board, but I was under a bit of a time crunch and hadn't 100% sorted out how I was going to laminate the wood strips around the rails, plus I was sensitive to adding extra weight. We'll see if the rails hold up to u...
by Leelanau
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 206
Views: 18840

Re: Pocket board building

I just finished my new board build. 120 x 45cm. Built with 1/2" divinycell foam core with basswood and western red cedar skins just shy of 1/8" thick (as thin as I trusted taking them down on my thickness planer.) 6" wide by 42" long strips of 9oz (12k x 3k) carbon is sandwiched on both sides of the...
by Leelanau
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 206
Views: 18840

Re: Pocket board building

TomW - just out of curiosity, what did you pay for the bigHead inserts? I reached out to the US Distributor and was quoted about $12 each for a minimum order of 30. That was for a M8 x 15mm. For a 100+ unit order the price is about $6.50 each. I didn't expect them to be cheap given that they're made...
by Leelanau
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Re: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface

Thanks for clarifying the terminology. My understanding is as you've defined it. The reason I was figuring it was just a tip breach which initiated the ventilation was that it happens when the board is heeled over (either carving or when driving up wind hard) and I'm pretty sure a significant portio...
by Leelanau
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Re: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface

Awesome. Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I just need to keep working on it. The flat water transitions started to click when I began taking more speed into them. Thinking about it, I may have been a bit more tentative yesterday given then conditions (and all the crashes). With more wind I find ...
by Leelanau
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Tip of Foil Breaching Surface

Long time reader, first time poster. I have about 20-25 sessions under my belt on a LF Rocket Foil, the original low aspect shape. I've been progressing fairly well, have surface and touch-down jibes mostly sorted and working on fully foiling transitions and a little jumping and seemed to run into a...

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