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by jatem
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 156
Views: 19240

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Haha safest traction kite available . Try to take a single skin out at the very top of its winrange and U might change your mind . Especially the small ones when depowered they make for a pretty scary ride as they collapse and then open up . Thyre excellent kites within their windrange but beyond t...
by jatem
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 156
Views: 19240

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Foilholio, could you share some examples of specific kites that slack line well? I'm interested to try them out. Compared to the LEIs I've ridden, the peak4 is miles ahead when I'm riding a hf fast in swell without any worry of the kite falling out of the sky, and without any noticeable pull. Front ...
by jatem
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 156
Views: 19240

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Kitexpert, what style of riding are you into, twin tip or maybe you're boosting 20m on a hf? Maximising L/D for upwind and boosting aren't necessarily going to be high on the list for people getting into foiling. Stability in gusts and lulls, drift, responsive turning, and easy launch/landing are us...
by jatem
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 156
Views: 19240

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Thanks for the translation, i am a bit short in time this week. I can re-translate one or two sentences if automatic translation is not clear Does technical refer to bar pressure required, or turning speed? ... The Marabou seems less technical than the Peak, easier to drive, it overhangs less and i...
by jatem
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 156
Views: 19240

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

We had the chance to test it in south france here in 4m and 6m in 11-12 knots, in french sorry : http://www.lesfoilz.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4448&start=30 Regis, any chance you could translate the following comments? Google translate isn't making it easy to understand. I'm interested to hear...
by jatem
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Best Smart Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 18572

Re: Best Smart Watch

Hey guys, We've just published a little review of the most suited smartwatches for kitesurfing, might be interesting. A friend got the apple watch and loves it, especially the possibility to give a call when paired with your Iphone's sim, always reassuring when doing long distance or in offshore wi...
by jatem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil vs LEI: how does the riding differ
Replies: 44
Views: 3075

Re: Foil vs LEI: how does the riding differ

You can test the slack ability of a kite quite easy standing on the beach, no running needed :-) . Simply pull in a length of front lines and let go. The more front line it can handle and how well it recovers and (if it) stays in the air the better a kite is at slack. I tested this when I first fle...
by jatem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil vs LEI: how does the riding differ
Replies: 44
Views: 3075

Re: Foil vs LEI: how does the riding differ

slowboat wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Sorry but if the lines are not slack, they have tension, which means they have to be pulling you.
The thing I liked about drifters was the drift, but the peak 4 is hilarious in comparison. The peak becomes invisible when you head downwind on a hydrofoil in swell, no competition.
by jatem
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil vs LEI: how does the riding differ
Replies: 44
Views: 3075

Re: Foil vs LEI: how does the riding differ

The drift with a Peak4 is next level compared to a wave LEI, absolutely wipes the floor. It's very different to other kites, and I wouldn't make any assumptions until you've tried one. The peak floats along like a stable plastic bag in the wind when you head towards it. The power can be turned compl...
by jatem
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?
Replies: 57
Views: 6049

Re: WtF man. Will I ever learn transitions...?

A bigger wing and a more mellow kite (wave kite, or peak4) would make a big difference. I take it you can already carve back and forward to toeside, seeing as you mention foot changes? Seeing my friend learning to foil, I think learning to pump the foil is a good idea early on, because it requires q...

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