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by elguapo
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 9m UFO vs 5m FS Peak4
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: 9m UFO vs 5m FS Peak4

that 5m should stay in the air down to 3 knots.. so no problem on beach i believe 9-10 mph is slightly more than 8 knots... which for me is not enough for the 5m (this would be(or close to) 6m peak territoty for me) fwiw.. it is not unusually to be riding 1/3 the size for tube riders are using... us...
by elguapo
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Distance Kitefoiling
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Distance Kitefoiling

I was wondering what safety equipment to carry in long distance… Strobe Light, EPIRB, SPOT, GPS Locator, Cell Phone, Cammel Back… In case shit happens… personal responsibility. if that is unacceptable.. then maybe invest in a boat to trail you.. maybe an upopular opinion here.. but if the lure of a...
by elguapo
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 114
Views: 18520

Re: High wind foiling

maybe it is not the smartest thing to do..(and i'm not recommending) ...but i actually go opposite...i just use long (~30m) "normal" thickness lines (ie not the lightweight race lines/bar i usually use with peak4s and spirit kites) my problem with tiny kites on short lines.. is in higher winds the w...
by elguapo
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil board advice
Replies: 55
Views: 10821

Re: Foil board advice

Kanaha Shapes is there really any other answer but the smallest/thinnest/lightest board you can source? personally.. i'd just the email one of the below https://www.kanahashapes.com/ from usa i ride a their "pro".. i love it. perfectly balanced. lightweight..super maneuverable. https://thecarbonco....
by elguapo
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is it true no kiting on Playa Del Carmen beaches?
Replies: 9
Views: 3316

Re: Is it true no kiting on Playa Del Carmen beaches?

any more comments on tulum area?
was depth ok for foiling in front of ruins?

which hotel was not kite friendly? (and which ones were?)
i have not booked yet.. while this was a trip with chica i'd like to get some time on water too (only limitation was friendliness to kiting)


thanks
by elguapo
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiler Bunion
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Foiler Bunion

interesting.. ..you think youre getting that much pressure off your big toe? bunions on non-existent amongst us minimally shod heathens of latin america.. if working drom home.. easy solution is to just stop wearing shoes. ..and then adjust your stance so you ARENT murdering your board with your big...
by elguapo
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing at night
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: Kitesurfing at night

yeah.. i'm pretty surf tiger sharks breed right there at the dike... ..and there is a history of some big uns getting pulled right out that shallow water https://www.khou.com/video/sports/outdoors/tiger-shark-caught-at-texas-city-dike-fishing-tournament/285-9a2ffb58-6330-4a93-8316-134478d3a5de?jwsou...
by elguapo
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jumping Rules
Replies: 75
Views: 5752

Re: Jumping Rules

It might be a cultural difference but I have had a few conversations with learners (out of lessons but still early stage beginners) where I've felt I've needed to reassure them not to worry about being in the way and that the beach is plenty big enough for them to pick up the skills. Less maneuvera...
by elguapo
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Impact Vest - side zip or front zip?
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: Impact Vest - side zip or front zip?

i've had the last two forward wip vests... they're the best i've found. they seem to last 2 years of heavy use in salt water. i dont wanna to say they run big... but i wear a large in most tops.. but i prefer the tighter fit for these vests (i had a L in old version..and it felt like it moved too mu...
by elguapo
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 114
Views: 18520

Re: High wind foiling

Up to what wind speed do you choose to foil in ... and what gear do you use in higher winds? In the course of this year I have gradually been increasing the amount of wind I will foil in. A few days ago I went out in around 20 knots - the strongest wind I had foiled in up to that point. I pumped a ...

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