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by OzBungy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 98
Views: 9190

Re: High wind foiling

Rule 1 of foiling is you can make almost anything work in almost any conditions. It's partly technique and partly attitude. Just get on with it and make it happen. Thing is, no matter what people on the forum say, you're the one who has to go out and make it work. I would suggest you probably know m...
by OzBungy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 98
Views: 9190

Re: High wind foiling

Yeah - but what is a "tiny kite" ... and what does it feel like to use it? Based on my experience, I would say that a 5m LEI starts to feel a bit big in around 18 knots. Doable for a few knots more, but not ideal for carving in swell/waves. .... You need to stop asking questions and get a bit more ...
by OzBungy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Off shore winds, yes or no?
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Off shore winds, yes or no?

One thing to be wary of is target fixation, defeatism, or being locked in to one course of action. During yesterday's session one of my landing options was the other side of a rocky headland. There is no way I could do the walk of shame along the beach or in the shallows from there. When that became...
by OzBungy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Off shore winds, yes or no?
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Off shore winds, yes or no?

If it's blowing 25 knots then arguably you shouldn't need to be paddling in. Just ride in. I've been doing my offshore riding where the coast curves around. If I couldn't ride or paddle in to my starting point I could ride crosswind to the shore a kilometre down and walk back. The worst case scenari...
by OzBungy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hand Sewing Ripstop Nylon
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Hand Sewing Ripstop Nylon

Spinnaker repair tape is best. It's cheap and not too thick. There is no need to sew the tape, the glue is more than strong enough. If the tape goes over a sewn seam then you might like to resew that portion. I usually clean the torn edges with a little alcohol (methylated spirits) and a cotton ball...
by OzBungy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 13
Views: 1675

Re: Very Strong Winds

I've been having regular sessions in 25-35 knots. It's been kind of fun. The first step has been to switch to different beaches. My current beach has a heap of shrubs to shelter from the wind and posts to attach the wing and the board to. That has solved the stuff blowing away problem. Riding is no ...
by OzBungy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Off shore winds, yes or no?
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Off shore winds, yes or no?

It's not a problem. About 2/3 of my sessions have been with offshore or cross-offshore wind. To an extent that was one of the reasons I started winging. Surfers have been surfing in offshore conditions for decades. It's not much more difficult to paddle in with a wing on your back. The basic rule st...
by OzBungy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bars with 65cm/26" or more of throw?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Bars with 65cm/26" or more of throw?

All the back line trimmer bars have a load of throw.

You can take the Recoil spring off a Cabrinha bar and get 70cm.

I made up my own bar using a Cabrinha Overdrive. It has 45cm of bar travel and I made a long trimmer with 50cm of range. It's my secret weapon. Love it.
by OzBungy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 4835

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

I don't find wingfoiling all that physically difficult. My heart rate watch doesn't agree. I relish the physical sensation of strength holding the wing for long reaches and the feeling of acquiring skills and improving. I never felt all that wrecked at the end of a session. According to my watch, wh...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 4835

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Winging reminds me of windsurfing, big clunky gear, marginal low end, and not even remotely close to range of a kite.. It's true that the bottom end is lacking. The top end of wings is almost infinite. You can let it flutter to your heart's content. It feels a bit odd but it works just fine. One th...

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