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by jumptheshark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 873

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

Slingshot Rally is my happy middle ground - I can lightwind foil on my 9m and I can boost on same kite with a twintip. If your happy with a Rally as a big kite for foiling, good for you, but you are absolutely on the money when you describe it as middle ground. Heavy and sluggish in the low end wit...
by jumptheshark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Project KiteWing
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Project KiteWing

What about the dihedral that is opposite to the kites original anhedral? That looks to play a pretty big role in handling. On a similar note, I'm scouting appropriate older kites with known turning speed and decent power for the right candidate for some strut and reinforcement stripping. Want to str...
by jumptheshark
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Professional kiteboarder Damien LeRoy fell 150 feet, then he fell in love
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Professional kiteboarder Damien LeRoy fell 150 feet, then he fell in love

That’s kinda sweet.

Congrats to Damien and Alexandria.
by jumptheshark
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are the Differences between an Wave kite and a Freeride Kite
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: What are the Differences between an Wave kite and a Freeride Kite

pretty much... not as much as the industry makes out though- watch ben wilson wave riding videos from 2006... better riding than 99.99% of waveriders today., modern kites do give a better compromise of going back upwind and spilling the wind out when you dont need it though while waveriding. Well, ...
by jumptheshark
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North kiteboarding 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 4673

Re: North kiteboarding 2020

There is a good reason why Duotone choose the name North when they started making kites and windsurfing sails. North sails was a big name and had a solid reputation for quality and performance in the sailing world. Guess they hope that name will help them again, and I guess it does give them more a...
by jumptheshark
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 33
Views: 1470

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

Well its a little more complex than one is simply better than the other. High aspect foils.... You know, race foils (the ones that got all the development and hype for a good long while and brought foil kites out of the dark) drift terribly. Slack the lines and you get all manner of squiggly weird h...
by jumptheshark
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: turning circle and wing size
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: turning circle and wing size

Try driving hard with the back foot in tight carves. When the foil is really canted over on its side, the back foot push will make the wing "pull up" and tighten the carve. Wing design, mast length and even board swing weight play a role in how tight you can carve, but technique also goes a long way...
by jumptheshark
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 33
Views: 1470

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

???? The biggest influence on drift is kite weight.
by jumptheshark
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 83
Views: 4339

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

The thing is that wings are not really the breakthrough here. Foils are. Without the evolution of the foil, the wing would still be a footnote. So it follows that despite the marketing, the only way this thing is really any use is for foiling and there just isn't that big a foiling market. In genera...
by jumptheshark
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 83
Views: 4339

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

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