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by RalfsB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil board options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Foil board options?

I don't see why not. I suppose it would need some reinforcements in the part where the mast will be attached but doable.
by RalfsB
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 34
Views: 4611

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

Firewire LFT to kite construction:
- added inserts
- laminated with a layer of carbon + thin glass cloth
- painted, added traction pads and footstraps
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by RalfsB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 34
Views: 4611

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

I was just working on converting my Moonbeam LFT board to "kite construction", adding the footstrap inserts. The original deck layer of the board is quite thin, feels to me like a single layer of 200 gram glass cloth or so. Definitely needs to be reinforced for kitesurfing.
by RalfsB
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2019 Naish Boxer Feedback ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: 2019 Naish Boxer Feedback ?

I can't tell about 2019 but the previous version (2017/2018) is really good, my favorite kite, I have 9m and 12m. They feel a bit more powerful than higher aspect kites of those sizes I owned before (9m RRD Addiction, 13m Gaastra Jet) and the top end of Boxer seems a bit lower than those (since the ...
by RalfsB
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Boxer 14/16m Wind Range/Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: 2018 Naish Boxer 14/16m Wind Range/Weight

I have not tried 14/16 but 12m Boxer is fantastic: fast turning, playful, fun to use. I can ride a surfboard on it down to 5 m/s (10 kts), with foil even lower. A while ago there was a discussion on one strut kites and their weights http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2398635 , it does not list...
by RalfsB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Slash
Replies: 103
Views: 18114

Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Flyboy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:45 pm
The kite is not for me, but for my daughter, who's an experienced TT rider but just starting out on a SB. She would use the 10m for everything, as her "large" kite.
If it is meant as the large kite, it sounds like it is for lighter winds. In that case check out the Boxer if you have a chance.
by RalfsB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lightwind strategy - advice needed
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Lightwind strategy - advice needed

My non-foil light wind setup is a big flat surfboard (kind of peanut alaia but a foam/carbon construction) size is 180x49 cm (like 5'11'' x 20''), it glides much easier than anything else (but foil). The trick in light winds usually is to get going, I have a 12m fast turning kite, usable down to abo...
by RalfsB
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..

I do not know about Trip but their one-strut Boxer is fantastic both for foiling and for general riding. Light and quick-turning, easy to generate power in light wind.
by RalfsB
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Something new from HQ Kites.
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Re: Something new from HQ Kites.

Looks great, I like that they promise a good turning speed. Let's see what the reviews are.
by RalfsB
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 34
Views: 4611

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

But a global shaper like DT, Cab or Tomo doesn't make it necessarily a good board. Tomos aren't even designed with kiting in mind. If we are talking about wave boards that most kitesurfing companies produce, they are just surfboards with footstrap inserts and stronger shell, there is hardly anythin...

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