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by Dwight
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Waist Harness for Overpowered Riding?
Replies: 12
Views: 6260

Re: Best Waist Harness for Overpowered Riding?

The new ride engine harness with 4 straps stays down better. I tighten the lower straps more than the upper straps.
by Dwight
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone riding the KS1 Naish foil?
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

Re: Anyone riding the KS1 Naish foil?

It’s a test I’ve been planning to do, but never got around to it because I can guess what would happen. It would be slightly more stable than using surf stab. They put anhedral in surf stab to counter extreme stability of big front wing.
by Dwight
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Conditioning when practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: Conditioning when practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing

Whenever I switch, I feel new sore muscles.

But I do have a bigger smile on my face because it keeps each sport fresh and fun.
by Dwight
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional footstraps ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5747

Re: Directional footstraps ?

The tyrant is wonderful as the rear strap on a windsurfer. The most comfortable strap for extremely high loads. So Peter, you can always use it there if kiting with it doesn’t work 😃
by Dwight
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What foil should my wife and I buy as our 2nd setup?
Replies: 18
Views: 4598

Re: What foil should my wife and I buy as our 2nd setup?

Learning to hydrofoil has been a challenge for her, there were almost tears, some serious bruising and cuts. At dinner people would stare at her legs and look at me with disgust as if I beat her or something. Oh shit, we don’t want that... My wife learned with a SUP/surf foil. They are completely d...
by Dwight
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Drilling hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Drilling hardware

Leave seized. Buy another base plate. I keep all my different mast sizes stored with base plates mounted permanently. This makes for quick assembly of complete foil at beach. FYI stainless steel is a difficult material to drill compared to regular steel. This will likely turn into a nightmare if you...
by Dwight
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 61
Views: 19735

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Both one struts were wonderful for foiling. Much preferred over no strut, but those two one struts were very different in how they behaved as the wind increased. Can you elaborate on the behavior and also mention which brands they were? I absolutely agree this is important. Ok, I’ll give you the lo...
by Dwight
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 61
Views: 19735

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

I have flown 2 of the brands on your list, and I used to own no strut. Both one struts were wonderful for foiling. Much preferred over no strut, but those two one struts were very different in how they behaved as the wind increased. I think how they behave throughout their wind range is the more imp...
by Dwight
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: RE vs C1
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Re: RE vs C1

Only advice I can give, if you decide RE engine fits you best, go for 2018, not 2017. 2018 harness works better with dakine slider bar. I think dakine slider is easier to keep rope tight than RE.
by Dwight
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ridges and grooves vs flat decks
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Ridges and grooves vs flat decks

I rode with an arch bar. It seemed nice at first, but eventually became a nuisance. I removed it. It was uncomfortable on long reaches. It got in the way at other times. On my foil SUP, I tried bumps to mark front foot location. It became a nuisance too. It’s just better to have total freedom for yo...

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