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by papasmerf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Help, I've been foiling for 4 year, now I'm happy on my pocket board and big wing. I don't have much trouble foot switching in the summer with no booties but now that the cold is here I'm having frustrations. I know, I should be way past this but with my "shuffle" method I'm %100 goofy-to-regular a...
by papasmerf
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Phantasm Carbon foil launch - 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 11867

Re: Slingshot Phantasm Carbon foil launch - 2020

any word on whether moses and phantasm have anything interchangable?
by papasmerf
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Phantasm Carbon foil launch - 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 11867

Re: Slingshot Phantasm Carbon foil launch - 2020

looking at the description on slingshot website,, why don't they include the surface area of the wings,,as in cm sq? does anyone know what they are? not saying it is the most important tech spec but just seems like handy info to have. i wonder how the phantasm will work for folks who like to switch ...
by papasmerf
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution

cabrinha double agent That was actually the first foil I rode in proper waves. Wasn't terrible, as the limit to its top speed meant you didn't go blasting away towards the beach at warp speed and could stay "on" the wave...shame it needed so much power from the kite and effort to go back upwind. Un...
by papasmerf
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution

I would suggest getting a better foil ;) Better than what? papasmerf (the OP) does not write what foil he rides, only about mast lengths. 8) Peter I think it is my friend who I constantly complain to about how I need a new foil but i still haven't found one I want (that i can afford) ,, still using...
by papasmerf
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution

1. More time and practice will help learn the limits of your setup and get the most out of it. 2. A longer mast could help but downside is cost $ and less maneuverability. 3. A narrower board could help, but downside is cost $$ and maybe harder water start and different feel. I have done all three ...
by papasmerf
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution

1. More time and practice will help learn the limits of your setup and get the most out of it. 2. A longer mast could help but downside is cost $ and less maneuverability. 3. A narrower board could help, but downside is cost $$ and maybe harder water start and different feel. I have done all three ...
by papasmerf
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

foil cavitating, ventilating, broaching, solution

as I continue down the Path of the Foil,, i am eating shit more and more. perhaps it is normal. our local spot generally has 1-3" wind wave swells on a freshwater lake,,, i've seen the waves higher but not too often. on the 85cm mast i am using, I will occassionaly come out of a bit of swell and the...
by papasmerf
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What kite should I get?
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: What kite should I get?

If possible try out a no strutter: SS UFO and/or Cloud Amazing foiling kites imo Gong from france makes a no strutter, pretty inexpensive as well. a friend has one and is very impressed with them i have recently gone thru the initial stages of the foiling flowchart and i used my old 2012 rally's,,1...
by papasmerf
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: thinner race lines on my slingshot compstick,,,recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 351

thinner race lines on my slingshot compstick,,,recommendations

as i get more into foiling, i am using more lightwind oriented kites, strutless, one strut, or thinking of getting a foilkite,,,, so i wanted to upgrade my lines to some nice lightweight race lines.. has anyone kept their old slingshot bar, i have both sentinal and guardian and just put some race li...

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