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by borist
Tue May 08, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any tips on building a foilboard...
Replies: 12
Views: 8303

Re: Any tips on building a foilboard...

There are few ways you can go: - Buy used foilboard that fits your foil or is easy to mod to fit. - Modify old surf or wakesurf or skim board - I modded one myself using Slingshot Space Pickle. It is a good size board even for a beginner - build yo...
by borist
Thu May 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Hyperlink size recommedation
Replies: 80
Views: 35025

Re: Hyperlink size recommedation

Tell me guys, why would you now pick the hyperlink over the soul? Seems like the soul wins on every factor, even price. Plus there’s that FS warranty. Bear in mind that location has lot to do with the choice. Some places you can get a better deal on one vs the other. Plus Soul just came out and not...
by borist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Rider weight versus foil classification (wind range)
Replies: 17
Views: 5280

Re: Rider weight versus foil classification (wind range)

Zeeko makes different size versions of the Spitfire. I assume a big part of that is rider weight. Actually no. XLW wings for Spitfire were designed to allow slow take-off and flight speeds, so it can be used to ride slower waves for example. XLW is also useful for lighter winds and easier on beginn...
by borist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moving from heavier to lighter foil
Replies: 13
Views: 5222

Re: Moving from heavier to lighter foil

Lightweight foil/board will indeed be great for jumping. For a general snappines I'd get a smaller board first. In my experience, just switching to a small board made a significant change to how playful the setup was. In my book Alien Air is really big board with lots of swing weight. See if you can...
by borist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.
Replies: 10
Views: 3626

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.

Its just a super fun Bi-Directional Twin Tip free riding foil :thumb: What is fun about it? Can't see it from the video. How does it ride toeside? Turns? I understand the attraction to TT riders who did not make a decent jibe in their lifetime, but IMO if you want to play you need to be able to tur...
by borist
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional
Replies: 20
Views: 9300

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional

tough crowd :lol:
by borist
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best Kahoona 3,5 for hydrofoil?
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: Best Kahoona 3,5 for hydrofoil?

Different riding styles prefer different kites. I have a quiver of Kahoonas of varied vintage stored at my folks house and use them when visiting Europe. 2 years ago, when my foil was Spotz 2 and preferred high AR kites (Sonic FR, Edge or similar....), I hated riding with Kahoonas. Year later I trav...
by borist
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: LA area kiting?
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: LA area kiting?

Fronts are passing thru these days (Sat & Thu), but most likely LW foiling will be the choice. Perhaps off Belmont (Long Beach)
by borist
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast length and boosting
Replies: 15
Views: 4294

Re: Mast length and boosting

Isn't this a case where the Spitfire would work well too? By being able to handle a bit more back foot pressure on the launch, that would make it a bit more natural? Resilience to partial front wing breaches would also be more forgiving with timing screw ups. I've only jumped with that foil, so can...
by borist
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KF site very slow
Replies: 30
Views: 8396

Re: KF site very slow

Same here. for several days now

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