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by Foil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?

some great if challenging ways to think about when I next see a foilboard separated from its owner, its not nice seeing a very expensive set up being pushed towards the open sea of even worse onto the rocks. Twice at flag beach in two years seen by me, and one where the whole board and wings were sm...
by Foil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: launch/landing foil kites on rough beaches ?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: launch/landing foil kites on rough beaches ?

My beach has many patches of shells all very much broken into fragments and sharp. If I have to land on to- or too near to a patch then my helper- super wife- will not place the kite down, she just clasps the folded end with both hands and kneels on the sand holding the folded end against her legs, ...
by Foil
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?
Replies: 11
Views: 788

how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?

Just been thinking about this again as there was a old topic raised yet again about the slow return reel leashes, as normal the posts are filled with comments from the usual bigots who love to bash them. anyways this is not about any type of leash. its about how the hell do you get your head around ...
by Foil
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Strap Inserts stripped
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

one of my foiling buddies recently used helicoils to secure his straps, he rides hard and fast and boosts big as well, so tests to the limit. jb will not work, resin injection is not great, wooden matchsticks work, but not for long term use. helicoils work, but you need to get the right tools and bi...
by Foil
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!

Hi, Colin. We met year and a half ago on Flag Beach ( Bulgarian guy) and I missed you this New Year on the Flag😄 I had almost same path with foil kites like you. Hyperlink V1- 9 and 12 m. They were terrible for water relaunch( I often kite in irregular winds). 5 min in the water and they were both ...
by Foil
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!

Hi, Colin. We met year and a half ago on Flag Beach ( Bulgarian guy) and I missed you this New Year on the Flag😄 I had almost same path with foil kites like you. Hyperlink V1- 9 and 12 m. They were terrible for water relaunch( I often kite in irregular winds). 5 min in the water and they were both ...
by Foil
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?

I use the 82cm and 101cm mast, and use the shorter one a lot, near to 50% of the time as when the tide recedes it's too shallow for my nerves to cope with,especially if I want to sail in our shallow lagoon, as its the thought of hitting the bottom that scares me most, as hitting it is never a proble...
by Foil
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gathering brake leader balls
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Gathering brake leader balls

When flying a fast/small well powered foil, rigged with rear line brake leader balls, (prior to a backstall landing) what method would you recommend for gathering the leader balls? use a brake strap, much easier, and land the kite true and straight with one hand on the brake strap and one on the ba...
by Foil
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!

dave1986 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:12 am


Did you sell/ trade-in the 9m Chrono?
yes its with Mark at Boardworx, less than one year old, just.
but has been my most used kite, 9s are the magic size (for me and many others)
by Foil
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: just arrived a new 9mtr soul joins my family of foil kites, need advice!

In terms of speed the soul is capable of over 50 kts so you should be covered ;-) i can believe that :thumb: but this is a point of discussion that was raised with Gunnar early this year about kite speed through the air and was there any big differences, and he was very good at explaining this, its...

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