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by coleman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for 6-10 knots
Replies: 67
Views: 10866

Re: Kite for 6-10 knots

why not get a 15m speed 5?

honestly though i think a 12m speed 4 lotus is a bit better in light wind, owing to its lighter construction
by coleman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What hydrofoil board to buy?
Replies: 29
Views: 7532

Re: What hydrofoil board to buy?

i've got a local friend who is making them. he's been at it for over a year prototyping and has settled on some good designs that rivals his MHL lift in performance. he weighs about 260 and makes them extremely durable. charges 500 for people locally who want a foil and theres about 7 or 8 guys who ...
by coleman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to go straigh down-wind on a foil board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: How to go straigh down-wind on a foil board?

I agree with mossy757, big race kite. Tons of power.

Most don't have the balls for this. It's pretty freaking scary. A fully powered race kite will take you at the steepest angles up and down wind but it's not for the faint of heart. That's for sure. Made me feel like a beginner again.
by coleman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sonic2 9m launch tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

Re: sonic2 9m launch tips?

great description mossy! thanks for the advice. i feel certain it will go better next time, i've been using the wrong technique for sure.
by coleman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sonic2 9m launch tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

Re: sonic2 9m launch tips?

thanks! yeah i've been doing it wrong for sure its user error. appreciate the feedback.
by coleman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sonic2 9m launch tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

Re: sonic2 9m launch tips?

i spoke to ted at flysurfer usa and he gave me some good tips as well. def need to keep bar sheeted in, but also can preinflate upwind tip by weighting the trailing edge and getting some air into those vents. I've been sheeting out when the kite launches and its causing the vents to stop taking in a...
by coleman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sonic2 9m launch tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

sonic2 9m launch tips?

I need some help with my launch technique. I'm flying a 9m sonic2 and in light wind its no problem, straight downwind launch and no real danger of getting lofted. In 20kts+ its pretty scary. launching from side of window and preinflated pretty well, it will go up but then both wingtips fold in and i...
by coleman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt? Not bankrupt!
Replies: 404
Views: 118372

Re: Best bankrupt?

this is crazy. sorry to hear all this shitty news.

the 2006 waroo is a sentimental kite for me. i went from having constant kitemares to totally proficient in one session with that kite. that was a great kite.
by coleman
Tue May 30, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ketos So Easy Wing & Alpine XLP
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Ketos So Easy Wing & Alpine XLP

Haven't tried ketos but can get planing on my xlp and FS speed4 lotus 10m in almost impossibly light wind.

It's extremely low wind planing but can reach 26-28kts in board speed. Great wing.
by coleman
Thu May 11, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 80kg/175lbs - FS Sonic2 11m will I foil at 6-7knots? Or do I need 13m2?
Replies: 24
Views: 2767

Re: 80kg/175lbs - FS Sonic2 11m will I foil at 6-7knots? Or do I need 13m2?

I'm about to take delivery on a 9m sonic2, replacing a 10m sp4 lotus. The lotus was a magic kite in light wind. Super stable at zenith and if it drops then easy to relaunch in the lightest of winds. Riding an alpinefoil with the big XLP wing i could ride in what felt like impossibly low winds. But t...

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