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by jatem
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions
Replies: 59
Views: 4801

Re: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions

Looks like you grabbed the bar backwards after the fall, and tried to steer right with the orange side of the bar. I keep hold of the bar when I crash, so I don't grab the bar on the wrong side. Outrunning inflatable kites when foiling in waves is no fun, it ends up badly when the kite front stalls ...
by jatem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2007
Views: 163285

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I tune the lines to be equal length. I would suggest not having any back stall available on the bar for a new peak flyer, as that will be what causes you to steer it into the water - oversheeting and pivot turning, which will turn way quicker than you expect. The peaks will back stall earlier when t...
by jatem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to untangle a hydrofoil from a bar
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: How to untangle a hydrofoil from a bar

Also much less of an issue with peaks that tend not to fall out of the sky, and don't go into deathloop like an inflatable. Dropping an inflatable into the water when you crash a hydrofoil is a recipe for danger. One of the key skills for foiling has got to be keeping the kite in the air at all time...
by jatem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2007
Views: 163285

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I've been really enjoying the peaks with a high aspect surf foil made for pumping, an Axis 1010. The foil sits in the pocket of swell, goes a bit slower, and allows the peak to hang like magic as I'm riding swell. When I returned to shore today, after a great downwinder, the tide was running into th...
by jatem
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind foiling
Replies: 98
Views: 9169

Re: High wind foiling

I never liked my uno 4m at all, it wasn't stiff enough despite over inflation, and was very unpredictable. I was glad to get rid of it. The peak 3m is way better in strong wind. Handles gusts with aplomb, and doesn't surge with power when you don't need it. Takes some skill to fly, a couple of sessi...
by jatem
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Armstrong Foil is junk
Replies: 68
Views: 8944

Re: Armstrong Foil is junk

Armstrong use a taper fit for the front wing, but not a true taper fit as the assembly bottoms from new so any wear will result in slop, rather than the taper moving further in and remaining tight. The black paste you are seeing is worn carbon, coming from the movement of the worn front wing. It is...
by jatem
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Board Size Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: Board Size Guidance

Would a wing foiling board be also suitably sized for SUP foiling when there is no wind? I'd like to paddle 500m to 1km out to a sandspit break.
by jatem
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Who are the Wing foilers ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1679

Re: Who are the Wing foilers ?

Eltreato wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Windsurfing->kiteboarding->kitefoiling->windfoiling->wingfoiling for me. I'm still mostly windfoiling though.
What do you like about wind foiling, compared to kite foiling?
by jatem
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: I'm not convinced (but want to be)
Replies: 23
Views: 2330

Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

This is what R Naish has to say about winging https://www.iksurfmag.com/issue82/?page=81 Robby says "The windsurfers and surfers are crossing over, but the kiters seem to be the last guys to cross over. If you're already kiteboarding in a place where you have the conditions, and you have space, you...
by jatem
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Peak 4 control bar
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Peak 4 control bar

Any 4 line bar with equal line length is fine. I use modified cabrinha bars with my peaks. How did you modify the bars? I have only flown Cabrinha, and have no idea what to do with one of these kites with the many bridles. I am heavily invested in Cabrinha and if I don't need to buy another bar, th...

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