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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby airsail » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:09 pm

But on the plus side for foiling, usually on any given day you will use a much smaller kite than you would on a twintip. So when things go bad, and they will, there is not as much pull from the kite. Self launching and landing is also much easier as your launching a 5 or 7 mtr kite in 15 knots rather than an 11 or 12 mtr kite.

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby TomW » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:08 pm

Good decision lopi. Get good on that board, then you're ready to get a foil setup.

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Sandras » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:38 pm

Okkiteboarder wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Here is a video for the beginner foiler. Take a look.
https://youtu.be/qA_k8qK71vc
Nice Video! :thumb:

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Eltreato » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:19 am

Good call on the Nugget. Once you have it down solid start thinking about the foil. Learning to kitefoil from scratch seems like learning to juggle and unicycle at the same time.

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Peert » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:25 pm

there are cheaper alternatives to the onda 633.
Gong supfoil is supposed to be similar
(surface area etc..) but cheaper construction (alu mast)
Board and foil together is 800€ new.

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby bragnouff » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am

Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power.
You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some time flying the kite on land until you can forget about it.

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby Wazza Foil » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 am

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am
Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power.
You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some time flying the kite on land until you can forget about it.
Only an issue with traditional heavy kites, others such as Cloud strutless and single strut kites are ok in 5kn and with practice even launch

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Re: For an absolute newbie

Postby azoele » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:16 am

Wazza Foil wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 am
bragnouff wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am
Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power.
You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some time flying the kite on land until you can forget about it.
Only an issue with traditional heavy kites, others such as Cloud strutless and single strut kites are ok in 5kn and with practice even launch
Would you include North's Mono in the group of kites able to stay up with little wind?


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