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by elguapo
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfer dies after slamming into wall of home in Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 110
Views: 12118

Re: Kitesurfer dies after slamming into wall of home in Fort Lauderdale

could have been a 60 knot gust at the exact moment he launched. That would be extremely unlucky. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51402773281_ed23f8549e_z.jpg Yep. But why would someone launch with a 14m kite when the wind is on the rise, hasn’t leveled out yet, and forecasts showing a squall mo...
by elguapo
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 42
Views: 6988

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

If it flies a lot further forward in the window, it can not drift as well. You can't have both. So now I am puzzled as to whether it flies far forward, or drifts? As it is closed cell, I believe it could be the first, but if low AR it could be a compromise. BTW, a Soul does not have good lowend, bu...
by elguapo
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 42
Views: 6988

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

direnc wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:02 pm
What kind of fabric is used on the Spirit? How much does each size weigh?
copied from prev page..

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by elguapo
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 42
Views: 6988

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Ii’ve gotten my butt out the water in down to 5 knots with the 8m elguapo come on, the thing isn't literally magical. (Is it?) What foil do you ride in such a scant breeze? And how much do you weigh? the racers were mostly on 21m diablos and VMG2's.. one other guy on a 15m ozone R1..and then me foi...
by elguapo
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 42
Views: 6988

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

So..quickie review. I have a 6m, 8m, and 12m spirit. In a nutshell.. these kites rock. Has power..yet much more finesse and less clumsy than a soul for example.(maybe better to say “more performance”) For the size..easy to loop..easy to control ..they do run to front of window (goes upwind very well...
by elguapo
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Should I fully dry my foil kite?
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Should I fully dry my foil kite?

Thoroughly rinse kite inside and out with tap water..

The secret.. dry the kite in an cold air conditioned room.
..the lowest/coldest you can get it.

This lower the humidity and gets the kite nice, crispy and like new again
by elguapo
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Peak4 13m, How To Get Home
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Peak4 13m, How To Get Home

Ii use (primarily) a MFC hydros.. I don’t remember if it’s the 1250 or 1400.

Pretty sure you can pump most surf foils back to shore ...just use pull the power from your legs up...esp if/when waves and wind is working with you.
by elguapo
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE
Replies: 6572
Views: 4500624

Re: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE

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by elguapo
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to sit on the board during relaunch
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: How to sit on the board during relaunch

just sit in the middle of the board..the "center"

you'll eventually find your balance.....main thing (just like everything else) is to just do it.

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