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by Foil
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn’t require special handling?

Both the new VMG and R1 require special flaking. The new VMG can’t be folded along its chord. This leaves the F-one diablo V5, or the “performance freeride” kites from flysurfer and ozone, the sonic and Chrono. I get the impression the sonic is a racier kite than the Chrono. There are probably some...
by Foil
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: soul pulling to one side
Replies: 33
Views: 1134

Re: soul pulling to one side

the great thing about the ronstan orbit pulleys https://www.ronstan.com/marine/product.asp?ProdNo=RF25109 is you don't need to squeeze the line around the wheel to feel for if they are running free, which is a pain and leads to a little guessing, on the orbit pulley you just flick the wheel around w...
by Foil
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone make a production board like this?
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Anyone make a production board like this?

of course Groove in Italy will make you anything, and they are good at tuttle box race mast fixings with rails each side so able use any mast, more future proof.
email and/or speak direct, the owner shaper speaks great english.
by Foil
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Using A Bicycle To Go To Beach With Hydrofoil
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: Using A Bicycle To Go To Beach With Hydrofoil

Another problem solved for the flysurfer rep who has a long walk to the lakeside in Italy, Como, but the trailer he uses can easily be converted to fit a bike

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by Foil
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: straps for foil if not getting air
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: straps for foil if not getting air

It is weird that going from straps to no straps is so hard to get to grips with, and from just front strap use to full strap both tacks I found very hard to do, but as jumping is my goal then I have had to learn how to use all straps all the time, and 8 months after nailing boosting one way and 3 mo...
by Foil
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: straps for foil if not getting air
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: straps for foil if not getting air

Straps introduce risk of broken ankles. Lose them and never look back I agree this risk is real, however there is a fix. Get the right straps to mitigate this "risk" And the deckpads play a part in this mitigation as well, the diamond shape grip pads are evil, they grip too much, a top tip from the...
by Foil
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The New Airush Lift
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: The New Airush Lift

Loved my 2002-3 Lift and Lift Pro kites. They certainly lived up to their name. Here's my 12.2m (projected, actual 15.5). Wish I had never sold it. pb250005.jpg Yeaah When I was child and discovered the sport I fell in love of this kite... I had the lift pro, and it was an expensive thing of wonder...
by Foil
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil and sharks
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Hydrofoil and sharks

Big tiger shark after someone foiling chanel in Hawaii.. couple of years ago though. I had a baby hammerhead chasing the foil i borrowed and fell off on top of it! Was only 3 or 4ft long though. Friend hit a big shark a while back too. I had the same experience at flag beach in the deep water betwe...
by Foil
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 679
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Moses 679

2 sessions later now. I tried it by applying first some bodyweight in front and tightening the front screw, the same at the back. I noticed after 1 hour session the screws where still tight. Not as tight as before the session but enough that it makes me feel comfortabel. Thanks for all the tips! an...
by Foil
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are little (Carbon) foils made of?
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: What are little (Carbon) foils made of?

i do worry at times about the strength of my carbon parts, but up to date, more than 3 years now I have never witnessed or know anyone personally who has bust apart any of the moses carbon kit, and nearly all the foilers who have progressed beyond the novice level are now using Moses carbon foils, a...

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