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by Hugh2
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you transport (car) your HF?
Replies: 24
Views: 2858

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: 45551

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: 45551

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: 2375

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: 2375

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: 3177

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...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need advice for beginner - kite size
Replies: 33
Views: 3115

Re: Need advice for beginner - kite size

My wife weighs 110 lbs and flies a 19m in 12 knots on a 129/38 board. She likes the large kites better than large boards. As a beginner she'll need a larger kite for the same wind speed. How does she re-launch a 19m kite in 12 knot wind when out of her depth? I've never even flown anything over 16m!
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need advice for beginner - kite size
Replies: 33
Views: 3115

Re: Need advice for beginner - kite size

That's a very useful chart from Peter Frank. It agrees with my kite size usage at 85kg. While I would normally recommend the Naish Pivot for several reasons as a great kite for a beginner, I don't actually like the 11m a buddy has, at least the 2015/2016 style (no experience with 2017-2019 models). ...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2953

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

I learned with a loose front strap only, and that worked well for me, no twisted ankles and easy to get away from the board when crashing. I'm comfortable riding smoothly both directions, but only on the Slingshot Hoverglide. Any other foil I've tried just tosses me off, especially the carbon ones. ...
by Hugh2
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver
Replies: 16
Views: 1784

Re: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver

I guess I am now a Pivot fanboy, but I strongly recommend it. The kite is amazingly versatile, although a friend has an 11m and I'm not as happy riding it (I think the leading edge is too thin and flexes too much). But I simply love my 7m Pivot in Cape Town, for those strong summer days and for wint...

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