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by elguapo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 111
Views: 7811

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

6 Meter works for me on the Alaia strapless rocking upwind in 20-25 knots flat water. I can’t imagine this is the best use for this kite but is possible to ride without a foil. I don’t know if it would get me over waves. Downwind is more fun than upwind for sure, and riding straight downwind is eas...
by elguapo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE
Replies: 6182
Views: 4120045

Re: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE

i believe her swimwear is on backwards..
by elguapo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weed fins for surfboard
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: weed fins for surfboard

so...
weed fins are just just shorter or cropped off?
by elguapo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: SUPfoil touring
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: SUPfoil touring

So let's call Hawaiian style an "open ocean downwinder" and come up with a different name for my idea. "Coastal downwinder"? "Down sweller"? (Because there doesn't need to be wind, just waves?) 2. Is is possible to do a coastal downwinder while staying (mostly) up on foil? 3. Is is possible to do a...
by elguapo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitebeach Maui - WebCam !
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Kitebeach Maui - WebCam !

this webcam doesnt work..


anyone have a working link for kitebeach maui webcam?
by elguapo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding in San Juan in June/July
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Kiteboarding in San Juan in June/July

depends how you define "better" i've rented in ocean park... has gated area so not as crowded but also not as convenient concerning restaurants . isla verde is more touristy, imo(and beach is more popular)..but i've never stayed there. it SEEMED like there were more kiters at ocean park and more win...
by elguapo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Offshore windshift ---> Lost Kite
Replies: 47
Views: 3989

Re: Offshore windshift ---> Lost Kite

So I have actually done this, sort of. I wrote it up for KiteForum a few years ago, but briefly, was riding in sideshore conditions doing long gybes in and out on a downwinder and my 16m old Bularoo lost the main valve somewhat less than a mile offshore. I coiled up my lines and released the kite (...
by elguapo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 615
Views: 137161

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I feel foils are far superior for launch and landing than LEI. They definitely require more skill to fly and in general. I guess you need to weigh the benefits. I can actually enjoy the difficultly more. More challenge makes it less boring. In some regard I am tempted to surf with a race kite lol. ...
by elguapo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 24" Bar for Foiling
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: 24" Bar for Foiling

interesting you say "odd sizes"...

i've always used 60 or 65cm kite bars

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my 55cm is the small "travel" bar. (only purchased that size because i wanted something to hopefully fit in a carry-on)
by elguapo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 33
Views: 1451

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

i was being polite saying "...as well.." just my opionion but the wave 4.5 is the best drifting kite i've personally flown. (and i own and fly a peak4 frequently) the CA wave also holds/stays at apex better....and it relaunches very well (more or less on its own) also my opinion.. because of poor re...

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