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by jkrug
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling behind a boat
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Foiling behind a boat

behind the boat you don't have the type of control you have while kiting. it takes time to signal 'slow down' or 'speed up' and for it to actually happen behind a boat, whereas it's all fairly instant kiting. i personally didn't like it much, but i can see how it could be used as a beginner tool. i ...
by jkrug
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire vanguard ?
Replies: 489
Views: 104837

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

says FST on bottom
by jkrug
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling behind a boat
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Foiling behind a boat

i went about 13 mph, but believe that was too fast. depends on what you're doing...riding wake or just cruising. overall, i found it to be about as much fun as watching paint dry.
by jkrug
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 30
Views: 12940

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

having a 12M UL, it's hard to see (literally) any difference between the two versions. i think it's a good kite for foiling, but i never thought weight was a big issue for this kite. contrary to their claims, it does not relaunch well. quite often that long thin strut can get stuck down in the wate...
by jkrug
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 30
Views: 12940

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

having a 12M UL, it's hard to see (literally) any difference between the two versions. i think it's a good kite for foiling, but i never thought weight was a big issue for this kite. contrary to their claims, it does not relaunch well. quite often that long thin strut can get stuck down in the water...
by jkrug
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light? Interesting what this will be about...
Replies: 39
Views: 18483

Re: Light? Interesting what this will be about...

throw out a cryptic ad and they get responses from 'sounds great' to 'been there, done that'. seems the ad did what it was meant to...create a buzz.
by jkrug
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf/kite wing crossover (impulse) for lighter rider
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Surf/kite wing crossover (impulse) for lighter rider

i'm about 205 lbs, use the Impulse. I learned on the LF standard wing. I couldn't believe how much extra lift there was with the Impulse, but quickly learned to get more of my weight up front. Now it just feels natural. So even for me, there was a big difference initially, but i suspect everyone cou...
by jkrug
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite advice Chrono, Hyperlink, Soul
Replies: 48
Views: 24925

Re: Foil Kite advice Chrono,Hyperlink, Soul

You just need to follow that rule to avoid swimmming: if you can't jump more then 2 mast heights is time to go ashore. that might be a good rule IF the wind never dropped out suddenly and completely, but most of us know it can and sometimes does. Whether you drop your foil kite or your LEI, it ain'...
by jkrug
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite advice Chrono, Hyperlink, Soul
Replies: 48
Views: 24925

Re: Foil Kite advice Chrono,Hyperlink, Soul

yeah, my experience with foils was the same. lasted two days on it and went back to LEI. problems: all those damn lines on the kite, the unbearable slowness of the kite, the fear of dropping it into the water. i know i could've gotten better at flying it, but i genuinely disliked the feel of them kn...
by jkrug
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does 2018 Enduro 12m have better low end than Neo 10m2?
Replies: 7
Views: 4164

Re: Does 2018 Enduro 12m have better low end than Neo 10m2?

unless there is something seriously wrong with either kite, any 12m will have better low end than any 10m. and any 12m will be slower turning than any 10m. you can't fool physics.

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