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by BigSky
Mon May 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hackers invented kiteboarding - The New Yorker
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: How hackers invented kiteboarding - The New Yorker

Qiter wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Just in case somebody has not seen it: This is the video that tells the same story. Worth watching again, especially if still in confinement!



Enjoy!

Thanks for posting. It's such a great movie.
by BigSky
Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2559
Views: 282485

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

My friend has a Peak4 8m never used for sale ($650) and a very lightly used Peak4 5m ($500) for sale. Shipping from Boston Area. I'm still a huge fan of the Peak4 and have a full range. For me, at 175 lb, the 8m is great from 11 to 15 knots. While the 8m can work I use the 11m for lesser winds. Chee...
by BigSky
Sat May 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Peak4 8m?
Replies: 22
Views: 2479

Re: Review Peak4 8m?

Well, due to Covid I'm now 175lbs. I call it the Covid 10. Kites still work great.
by BigSky
Sat May 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Peak4 8m?
Replies: 22
Views: 2479

Re: Review Peak4 8m?

I have Peak4 in a 3,4,5,8,and 11m. I've used the 8 and 11m extensively and love them. Unlike others I can't see using the 5 in under 12 kts. The 8m is great in 11/12 to 15kts. The 11m is great in 7/8 to 12 plus kts. If I get to the beach and it's blowing 14/15 kts I use the 5m and have a blast. That...
by BigSky
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitelab v3 carbon bar - Alternative to Kauper bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Kitelab v3 carbon bar - Alternative to Kauper bar

I have 2 Kitelab bars. I mostly use them for foiling with Peak 4 kites and I modified them to my preferred release and attachment. I love them. The finger holds are actually great and the bar is stupid, I mean stupid, light. The customer service/interaction was excellent. I will definitely buy more ...
by BigSky
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift surf series wing sets
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: Lift surf series wing sets

Width (Wingtip to wingtip) is 23 inches and and length is 18 inches. I use a Newind (sponsor on this site) carbon split board.
by BigSky
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift surf series wing sets
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: Lift surf series wing sets

I've been using Lift wings for 3 years and love them. I started on the 110 but liked the 130 more. I bought a 170 and it was fine but I always used the 130. I recently purchased the 150 surf wing with a 40 tail. I absolutely love it. The tail is slightly smaller (I may choose the 30) but it's more c...
by BigSky
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?
Replies: 40
Views: 3337

Re: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?

Regarding hot launch, the Peak 4 inflates instantly in light wind. You lay it out on the sand or rocks and its instantly ready. I hated trying to pre-inflate a Soul in light winds (no pre inflating a Peak 4). Peak 4 hot launches even in high winds (smaller kite for foiling) because it totally depowe...
by BigSky
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?
Replies: 40
Views: 3337

Re: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?

They float until the channels fill. If you don't have any line tension it will float. When I said they sink it's when I'm rolling up my lines for self rescue. I could probably empty the water and relaunch but it usually doesn't feel worth the hassle and I just swim in. I don't wear a PFD so treading...
by BigSky
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?
Replies: 40
Views: 3337

Re: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?

Yes. Can I call you KKK for short? For travel pumps take up a ton of space and, btw, if the pump is damaged your trip might be ruined.

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