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by TomW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 78
Views: 9195

Re: A case for full face?

Flyboy, I spent one 2hr session taxiing around, skimming surface, keeping upwind. Learning to get up. This was key learning step. It allowed me to go into taxi mode later. The next session I was learning to lift to flying and land back to taxi mode. Up and down. Then up 100m, then down to surface. U...
by TomW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite
Replies: 290
Views: 38998

Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Regis, Thanks for all the input you give us. It's really valuable and one of key factors that convinced me to make jump to foil kites for Hydrofoiling. I am using Hyperlink UL 9m 85% of my last 90 sessions. As I mentioned, I am using Sonic 2 13m for 6-10 knots. Used it 10% of my sessions. Looking at...
by TomW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 46
Views: 4796

Re: Pocket board building

Finished up the 90 cm. PhotoGrid_1546764771546.jpg Tom, what's your stance width? For 633 my rear foot is directly above rear mast plate bolt and from outer toe to outer toe it ends up in 30" or so Grig, I'm using 2016 mast that has 50mm sweep back. This may influence where I'm standing. My rear fo...
by TomW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 46
Views: 4796

Re: Pocket board building

TomW - just out of curiosity, what did you pay for the bigHead inserts? I reached out to the US Distributor and was quoted about $12 each for a minimum order of 30. That was for a M8 x 15mm. For a 100+ unit order the price is about $6.50 each. I didn't expect them to be cheap given that they're mad...
by TomW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 78
Views: 9195

Re: A case for full face?

When I learned 2 years ago, after 3 solo sessions, I took 4hrs of private lessons from Jonny on Isla de Holbox. At that point I couldn't even surface ride... First session, I was raring to go. But he stopped on the beach and said wait minute, we have to go over some basics here on the beach. 1. Toda...
by TomW
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: most visible board color?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: most visible board color?

I've been making mine orange. My favourite color.
by TomW
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best Foil for Absolute Beginner?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Best Foil for Absolute Beginner?

It's really hard to get consistent advice, and as we have learned we forgot how difficult it was. Also, there's no objective/ comparative information on what really is easiest to learn on. But based on what I did ( learned on long mast and smaller wing) , I would get a 60-70 cm mast and a 90-95 mast...
by TomW
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit can't decide - Mystic Legend vs Rip Curl Flash Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Wetsuit can't decide - Mystic Legend vs Rip Curl Flash Bomb

Yes, this is a difficult choice. Fit is number 1. You have that sorted. I've used rip curl flashbomb and ebomb several seasons , a 5-3 and a 3-2. I think they are really good and warm. Hold up to my mistreatment. The booties suck, don't last for kitesurf. Inside wears out. I just bought an Xcel 6-5 ...
by TomW
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 463
Views: 125024

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Omg, I really don't know. But I've been out another time in light wind ( at swedish Nationals) . I was on my Sonic for first time. Another guy, way better than me( I suck at racing) and he had his Soul 12 bow tie. My Sonic was tricky but I didn't drop it. I'm not claiming anything. Just my extremely...
by TomW
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest animals in the ocean are...
Replies: 24
Views: 1649

Re: Fastest animals in the ocean are...

Interesting. Make a 120cm foilboard.

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