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by kitelife
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil polesurfing
Replies: 23
Views: 2288

Re: Foil polesurfing

Any foilers have a pole surfing rig with a foil for extremely light unstable conditions? Is it worth doing both so there’s never a down time? I do both and the pole doesn't come close to the strings. Windsurfing requires a lot more wind to get going and onto the foil. Under 10mph is not really poss...
by kitelife
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all kites invert equally?
Replies: 27
Views: 3933

Re: Do all kites invert equally?

Cabrinha and slingshot are notorious for inverting, Naish, Ocean rodeo do not invert. Old North not sure. Never had a slingshot RPM (pre 2019) invert. The hybrid c shape makes it pretty difficult to happen. I have inverted a slingshot rally. It relaunched inside out just like the crossbow photo.
by kitelife
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil polesurfing
Replies: 23
Views: 2288

Foil polesurfing

Any foilers have a pole surfing rig with a foil for extremely light unstable conditions? Is it worth doing both so there’s never a down time?
by kitelife
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 3583

Re: Surfboard weight

Matteo V wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Volume is worthless (and somewhat detrimental to ultimate performance) when there is never a displacement mode as in kitesurfing.
Here we go...
by kitelife
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 3583

Re: Surfboard weight

I hear that some want some extra volume for extra plaining when transitioning. I have my own perceptions about why that is, but I've learned that it's not worth debating. Have you demo'ed the PW 5'1 so you can compare it to the Evo 5'1. To me they felt very similar (Evo in thruster mode). Maybe you...
by kitelife
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 3583

Re: Surfboard weight

I'm trying to understand why you're NOT focusing on equivalent (or nearly) boards. You keep talking about the FW/Tomo Evo 5'1, but you ordered the Duotone PW 5'3. Why didn't you order the PW 5'1 which is almost the exact same dimensions (LxWxT) as the Evo 5'1, yet the PW 5'1 is 3 liters less volume...
by kitelife
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 3583

Re: Surfboard weight

Why are some people recommending PU boards, they seem to be all heavier than their EPS counterparts? PU boards are more flexible than most epoxy boards and do not bounce around as much in chop. Latest board construction seems to have different proprietary designs, new composites, and foams so it’s ...
by kitelife
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: February Foil Destination - Caribbean
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: February Foil Destination - Caribbean

Thanks for all the input. San Andres Island looks really good. Wish it was easier to get to, think I'd rule it out for that, looking at 7-10 days. Turks or Cayman is probably a better fit, I'd want to stay at Long Beach or Barkers though, the girls would be fine with quieter and we/they can easily ...
by kitelife
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 3583

Re: Surfboard weight

The firewire evo, what size do you recommend for 85-90kg guy? Highly recommend the FireWire Evo Helium 5’1” Vol=24.5L, Weight= 5.7lbs [2.6kg]. The volume and weight of this board is perfect for an 85kg to 90kg rider. It rides a little different than a typical strapless surf board and takes a few se...
by kitelife
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 3583

Re: Surfboard weight

Yeah, heavy boards suck, in light winds esp. for strapless freestyle at least, less so in better winds. Regarding Scifly, if I'm not mistaken, Gleiten.tv had a review on it and mentioned that it feels small and better for lighter people. Totally agree. I got this board thinking it would be good for...

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