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by jatem
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Has Anyone Tried A Big Board For Kite Foiling In Super Low Wind
Replies: 27
Views: 1321

Re: Has Anyone Tried A Big Board For Kite Foiling In Super Low Wind

I went a slightly different direction. I bought a 52 litre 5'10" board. The idea being that if I dive the kite to get up on the board but do not get up on the foil I have time for a second dive before the board sinks. I am 80 kg. and it works well for me and I do not have to climb up on a small tip...
by jatem
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One Strut Kites comparison
Replies: 32
Views: 2676

Re: One Strut Kites comparison

Pocket foil boards are a risky proposition for situations when you might need to self rescue, recently I've been using my 5' prone foil board when going further from shore. The low end water starts are a lot better as well. A buoyant board and a pfd can make a big difference.
by jatem
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One Strut Kites comparison
Replies: 32
Views: 2676

Re: One Strut Kites comparison

If you're swimming long distances, why would you want to drag a LEI? At least you can roll up a peak4 and put it on your board or in a backpack for the paddle back, and I presume you wear a pfd.
by jatem
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: best front foil wing for very light wind kiting
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: best front foil wing for very light wind kiting

Axis 1010 png works well at the low end, starts creating lift at very low speed. It can be pumped up onto the wing as soon as I get my board onto the surface of the water.
by jatem
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What to do with e-foil batteries? USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: What to do with e-foil batteries? USA

I'd like it, and would use it for a tow boogie I'm building. But I'm in New Zealand. Happy to pay postage
by jatem
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2273
Views: 213427

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Not to get all forensic but it looks like he goes down directly after trying to unspin the bar one handed ... Today I did the same.. 20kts, nicely powered on the 4m.. having fun after a winter break.. a bit rusty.. spinning the Peak a few times and throw the bar to un-spin and grab and pull.. the d...
by jatem
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will Wingfoiling lead people into Kitesurfing?
Replies: 31
Views: 2265

Re: Will Wingfoiling lead people into Kitesurfing?

We do have a good wing foiler here, he's also a 65kg lightweight. His dedicated 90litre wing foil board costs 50% more than my 2.5kg carbon foil board, his wings also cost nearly 50% more than my Peak4 kites and he needs more wind than I do to have fun. Just wait until he moves down to a 40 litre b...
by jatem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2273
Views: 213427

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Me too. Maybe when they make the peak5? I had a great session with the 3m in 40+ knots a few weeks ago, and I would have preferred a 2.4m.
by jatem
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions
Replies: 59
Views: 5624

Re: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions

Looks like you grabbed the bar backwards after the fall, and tried to steer right with the orange side of the bar. I keep hold of the bar when I crash, so I don't grab the bar on the wrong side. Outrunning inflatable kites when foiling in waves is no fun, it ends up badly when the kite front stalls ...
by jatem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2273
Views: 213427

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I tune the lines to be equal length. I would suggest not having any back stall available on the bar for a new peak flyer, as that will be what causes you to steer it into the water - oversheeting and pivot turning, which will turn way quicker than you expect. The peaks will back stall earlier when t...

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