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by Hugh2
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 537
Views: 141827

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

Okay now you guys are showing off a bit too much! Loved all the videos on this page.
by Hugh2
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 2865

Re: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing

Ex Pivot owner. I had the 9 and 12m at 90 kgs and my friend went 8 and 11m at 80kgs. I think a 3m gap is good, 4m means you're increasing your time spent under or overpowered. Food for thought. I ditched the pivot in the end cause the frame was too weak and id bend the leading edge of the 9m all th...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 2865

Re: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing

As my profile shows, I like the 12-9-7 spread, but I have not tried the 12-8 quiver. But then I also have older kites in all those sizes and more (20+ kites!). I have the original 2015 9m Pivot and love it, but in Cape Town you really need a 7m, and my 2016 7m Pivot is fantastic. And from everything...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching a kite when no one is around
Replies: 21
Views: 2898

Re: Launching a kite when no one is around

Hi, I've read and seen many videos describing the dangers of launching a kite on your own when no one is around. One method that I didn't see mentioned (and I am guessing there is a good reason for it but can't think of it) is to setup the kite and lines on the beach (have the kite facing down as u...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you transport (car) your HF?
Replies: 24
Views: 2853

Re: How do you transport (car) your HF?

Roof rack and bungies. If longer trip, rope up to fuse and down. You've been kiting for just two years and you are riding a full-blown foil? Congratulations! Took me several years just to stay upwind. Pretty soon we will have folks learning to kite with a foil from the get go. I just hope you don't...
by Hugh2
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: my learning progession on a hydrofoil
Replies: 251
Views: 45412

Re: my learning progession on a hydrofoil

Very cool, meteo! Well done on dedicating yourself to getting what you can out of kiting while you can. I don't feel old at 62, kiting has certainly kept me going, but I'm still working. I only know one person over 70 riding in Cape Town (there may be more of course) where I ride a couple months eac...
by Hugh2
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: my learning progession on a hydrofoil
Replies: 251
Views: 45412

Re: my learning progession on a hydrofoil

Holy moly, Meteo, I've followed your progression and it along with my local buddies foiling convinced me to try it, but 620 hours in 3 years, YIKES. That's 200 hours each year. If you do 2 hours in a session, that's 100 days a year or every third day. Amazing for someone living in Quebec, but maybe ...
by Hugh2
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mono hulls in America's Cup - this should be interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: Mono hulls in America's Cup - this should be interesting

Looks pretty nice on the water :thumb: like everything we’ll get used to it. https://www.facebook.com/1252329464783465/posts/2338316556184745/ Indeed! Might have to eat my words. A 75 ft version of that 28 footer will be pretty wild. They will have to stay well clear of each other with that slicer ...
by Hugh2
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mono hulls in America's Cup - this should be interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: Mono hulls in America's Cup - this should be interesting

What edt said. An abomination. The Italians insisted it be a monohull, everyone insists it must foil, and nobody knows how to actually do it. I will not even believe it if I see it!
by Hugh2
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...
Replies: 33
Views: 3176

Re: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...

I’ve chickened out of trying such a kite rescue several times, primarily because I’m simply neither that good a kiter nor that strong. In each case the wind was strong and the kite was tumbling, so no way to deflate it safely. But I’ve seen it done in Cape Town by an excellent rider who rode along t...

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