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by juandesooka
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: two board quiver
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: two board quiver

Sounds like you already know the answer: 3 boards, 1 kite. Rig for the surfboard mid range. If wind increases, grab your twintip and go do some jumps. If wind drops, go rip around on your foil. Having all 3 on beach allows for quick changes. If you're travelling light, you can drop 1 board by having...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 9694

Re: Foil - wave riding

To be clear. I want a kite that I can park and forget about and just rip the wave. I do not want to be actively flying it. -- Gunnar That sounds like the BWS promo line 5 years ago "surf the wave, not the kite". From what I saw, they were the first to aggressively market the "surf kite", with maxim...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 9694

Re: Foil - wave riding

Fun to read this thread 5 years later, especially for all the negative nellies. The gear has sure evolved a lot since then ... but even moreso, seems eyes and minds have opened too. Those videos are looking really unimpressive. Where is the action and the fun? No cut backs, no splashes, no slashing,...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gojoe
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Gojoe

Highly recommend it, for the reasons you state. Though once you get more advanced, you will likely remove it, as it can cause drag on sharper turns. There are various DIY versions people have posted about using inflatable swim arm bands, or similar. Though the OR one is purpose built and no fuss to ...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How good do you have to be to foil?
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: How good do you have to be to foil?

All good advice above. I think putting in some hours on a directional will help, especially in weighting your feet different vs a twintip's rear foot bias. When riding directional, you should be competent in both heelside and toeside riding for your dominant stance, and heelside on your non-dominant...
by juandesooka
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding Styles and best foils for curvy carving...
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: Riding Styles and best foils for curvy carving...

Agree about race and everything else. I learned on original carafino, then when it was time to upgrade, there were few freeride options available at the time. Greg from BRM was one of the most highly visible free riders, so I asked him what he was using: Stringy (Jim Stringfellow) wings out of Orego...
by juandesooka
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: boards
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: boards

Call me cynical or a naysayer, but I don't see that nuances in foil board design make all that much difference (except racing maybe). Once you are competent, you spend 95% of a session floating above the surface ... so for the vast majority of its use, the board serves only as a platform over the ma...
by juandesooka
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kitesurfing and Surfing
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Kitesurfing and Surfing

Following! Ultimate travel spot is where my wife and I can surf together, then I get my kite fix in the waves too. That works in surf spots where it's calm in the am, then windy in the afternoon. Baja mexico, Maui. I don't want flat water, but sounds like Dakhla has a mix of lagoon style and surf sp...
by juandesooka
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 60
Views: 7718

Re: A case for full face?

Board buckling under him ... back to my surf/sup example, it's not the speed that tends to get you, it's the slowing down!
by juandesooka
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 60
Views: 7718

Re: A case for full face?

Holy crap K-Roy ... I am no doctor, but that cut looks way too close to the artery that will kill you in a minute if severed. Reminds me that 10 years or so ago, a local windsurfer fell on his fin, cut the artery in his thigh, bled out before they could get him to the beach. <shudder> For sure there...

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