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by AGK
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT
Replies: 58
Views: 2866

Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

tkaraszewski wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:45 pm
This looks quite cool. Is shipping to USA available?
I inquired today and was told that, unfortunately, they are not shipping to the US (the bar looks fabulous to me). Rainer, please change your mind and ship across the Atlantic!

Andy
by AGK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil covers
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Foil covers

I've made foil covers out of ancient wetsuit sleeves or legs and shock cord -- a lot more protective than the ones that came with my Cloud9 foils, and really easy to make and use.
by AGK
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: most visible board color?
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

most visible board color?

I'm getting ready to order a pocket foilboard and would really appreciate the community's knowledge on what color is most visible in the water when you're looking for it after a crash -- in sun-close-to-the -horizon conditions, low light, lots of whitecaps, etc. (recognizing these might be different...
by AGK
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

too light to drift downwind?

Yesterday I was foiling in about 12 knots with some downwind current and 2 foot wind chop. I have recently started using a much lighter 68cm mast and fuse (Project Cedrus http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14778 ) with Cloud 9 S24 wings (same as Liquid Force impulse wings) ...
by AGK
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fun little video
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Fun little video

Great video!! Stoke, style, and humor -- IMHO, one of the best posted on this site. Thanks!
by AGK
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: BRM Clouds arbitrage opportunity
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: BRM Clouds arbitrage opportunity

I think Greg does a great job of balancing R&D, stoke, customer service, and the need to make a living. If he sells kites to you, he takes that as a commitment to service those kites. If they get passed on to people in other countries or situations where he does not what to commit to his high level ...
by AGK
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 7774

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I have found that the Cloud IX S24 (LF Impulse) surf wings are MUCH easier for me to handle overpowered in rough water than my previous smaller non-surf wings (Stringy and Alpine Access). If I park the kite high and depower, I can cruise along upwind or stay in good control downwind. In the same con...
by AGK
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2627

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

+1 for learning strapless. I'm a rider of (barely) average ability who took more than average time to learn to foil. Strapless may have slowed me down some, but I never felt remotely like I would hurt my knees or ankles during my thousands of crashes. And now that I'm decent at it, I feel like the a...
by AGK
Mon May 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingy & LF taking competitor wings
Replies: 18
Views: 11440

Re: Slingy & LF taking competitor wings

What message are Slingy and LF sending that they have to go to competitors and incorporate their wings? Are they not innovative enough to come up with their own? I think the message they are sending is that they are working to grow the sport by supporting smaller businesses and individuals with goo...
by AGK
Tue May 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 9476

Re: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar

Following on Horst's point, someone had a line break under load a few minutes after having it caught in the foil at our spot this week. Fortunately no major damage or injury this time. If you get your lines caught, make sure you check them for abrasion!

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