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by TomW
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3d printed titanium inserts
Replies: 27
Views: 957

Re: 3d printed titanium inserts

What's the cost to get printed?
by TomW
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone Hyperlink V2
Replies: 71
Views: 6371

Re: Ozone Hyperlink V2

So I'm thinking of going for a 13m Hyperlink V2 for ultra light wind hydrofoil. But part of me is also doubting myself about whether I should pay a little extra and go for a 13m Chrono V3 Ultralight. I guess the Hyperlink is slightly faster turning, but slightly worse upwind performance and worse u...
by TomW
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board (HF) Layup Question
Replies: 53
Views: 2708

Re: Pocket Board (HF) Layup Question

The learning is fun. And you learn by doing !
The wood core and plates are Overkill.
Next time drop in 80kg foam under mast, the whole thickness of board. Then use a bit more cf each side instead of the wood stringers.
You can get down to 2,5 kg easy.
Glue in your inserts in glass filled epoxy.
by TomW
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone Hyperlink V2
Replies: 71
Views: 6371

Re: Ozone Hyperlink V2

Today was out on Hyperlink v1 7m on 20 m lines. it was 18-22+ knots. In gusts I was very powered, to limit. Went in and changed down to 15m. Took a few tries to get going, kite zooms to window edge and loses power on water start. Once I had that timing ok, it's very clear how shorter lines make kite...
by TomW
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Going lighter on foil
Replies: 16
Views: 1147

Re: Going lighter on foil

Look at the board short harnesses. Already 1/2 the bulk and weight of a regular seat or waist harness.
by TomW
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Newb question pre class excercise
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Newb question pre class excercise

I'm nearly 60. Started kiting at 42. It's individual what you need to do. As a beginner, you'll be falling and being yanked by the kite. That means you need to to have core and neck/shoulder strength. Ask yourself if you've been able to take that kind of beating. You'll also be over tensed and not w...
by TomW
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strapless tack how avoid kipping?
Replies: 30
Views: 1659

Re: Strapless tack how avoid kipping?

There's a few things that I've learned in this early stage: Kite timing in relation to board turning is critical. Bend knees Look where you are going to go. This one is so basic and important, but surprised how often I don’t. As you come up wind, lean into lines. It's weird and not normal. I have te...
by TomW
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A fix for the loose screw Moses Fuselage to Mast
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: A fix for the loose screw Moses Fuselage to Mast

Mine never gets loose
by TomW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Losing stoke
Replies: 38
Views: 2149

Re: Losing stoke

Go ahead, don't get a foil.

You'll never know what you're missing.

Ever have a dream that you can fly ? Well it's close.
by TomW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Newbie Introduction

I'm nearsighted since childhood. -4.5 I wear 1 day contact lenses. Problem with it while learning is you'll do a lot of faceplants. You might lose a lens. Get some cheap safety glasses ( or expensive ones if you wish) and a strap around your head. Wear a helmet to help keep the glasses on and protec...

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