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by jumptheshark
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 98
Views: 7333

Re: High wind foiling

Has a super windy session yesterday. (3m peak, 12m lines, lift 170) Soooooooo windy for foiling. Probably 35+ , I really just kept the kite at noon the entire time just playing the rear line tension to keep the kite happy. Kite takes most of your weight so not a lot on the foil making it so you can ...
by jumptheshark
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1766
Views: 126000

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Not enough wind to judge. Sounds like 4m conditions. To appreciate the 3m when your new to it, you need to take it out in solid 20-25. It is the exact opposite of your 11, which is made to feel powerful when there really isn't much wind. The 3m peak is designed to kill power when its really windy. Y...
by jumptheshark
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1766
Views: 126000

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Look forward to your report.

I bought my 5m within hours of your report on that one as I know your parameters for fun are pretty similar to mine.
by jumptheshark
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1766
Views: 126000

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Out yesterday fun swell on the low end of the 3m. You will find it's basically a different sport from dashing around under an 11m race kite. Kind of like saying you will use your road bike on light days and go ride trails on a mountain bike on windy days. Totally viable approach, but very different ...
by jumptheshark
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1766
Views: 126000

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I remember reading that the 5 is something like 5.5 m2 flat area.

Ny insiders know the actual canopy sizes on the range of Peak4

Would imagine this new size is 6+
by jumptheshark
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil board advice
Replies: 34
Views: 2694

Re: Foil board advice

User name check out
by jumptheshark
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil board advice
Replies: 34
Views: 2694

Re: Foil board advice

The secret sauce is 109x43. Well, I suppose it scales, but thats the alchemy right there for my average height, on a freeride kite wing w/ moderate mast length. Small by all standards, but not too small. Gotta strike that balance between enough width to assist at the low end without limiting lean/ca...
by jumptheshark
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: position strapless board with just legs - no hands.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: position strapless board with just legs - no hands.

Although learning/practicing the techniques is paramount ,equally important is 'mindset'. Absolutely. I encourage people to "never give up until your lose contact with your board". By continuing to try and correct and mitigate failure right to the bitter end, you will manage to ride out of a much h...
by jumptheshark
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: position strapless board with just legs - no hands.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: position strapless board with just legs - no hands.

I also waterstart hands free a large percentage of the time. Even when using my hand, its just to initially get the board swimming toward waterstart position and Im never actually touching the board once the waterstart begins. I never muscle the board onto its side like I did at the beginning. No, I...
by jumptheshark
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to slow down the foil
Replies: 20
Views: 1950

Re: How to slow down the foil

I don't really count touching down as any more viable advice than crashing. Surface riding isn't really even foiling, besides, you try to scrub excess speed by touching down and your more than likely coming off due to the sudden onset of the drag. If you can stay on, you were already going pretty s...

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