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by TomW
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shoulders Forward?
Replies: 29
Views: 12408

Re: Shoulders Forward?

Back on topic. I tried this yesterday in light wind. I would call it hips forward, more than shoulders forward. I didn't get full parallel stance, but more like big toe at heel. It's surprisingly easy, I could even go up wind.
Next time I'll try to carve over to " toeside" and do a foot switch.
by TomW
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: What affects turning?

From what I've read, the vertical fin at stab is creating yaw stability. make it smaller.
From my own experience, board size, overall weight and swing weight have huge impact on foils performance. So I would change the board first if it's too big or heavy
by TomW
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performancep
Replies: 12
Views: 8372

Re: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performancep

Grandpa, I'm so happy with my Hyperlink 9m UL, it's my first foil kite. So much so that I don't want to go out on my lei kites anymore with my HF. This season I gave not done anything but HF. In 17 knots it starts to get a bit much with the 9m, and I'm looking at getting the Hyperlink 7m and asking ...
by TomW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 9359

Re: Eye Protection Goggles

I've been using a variety of glasses and surf glasses for many years because I wear contact lenses on the water. Have fogging problems a lot, used all kinds of anti fogging coatings and sprays. Nothing works. Often fighting to see due to fog and water drops on lenses. Then I discovered how bad it is...
by TomW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?
Replies: 43
Views: 19734

Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

You have the ss spacer wrong on the slingshot foothook. It should be longitudinal. I have one pair for almost 2 years. Not broke.
by TomW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine option spreader
Replies: 15
Views: 5753

Re: Dakine option spreader

Oh jeese, what have I done... ordered another faulty design. That clip is soooo long...
by TomW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle
Replies: 41
Views: 16026

Re: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle

Ok. I want either 3 new kitebags, or a refund. All 3 of my kite bags from 2016 broke zippers after only a few months. I tried to register all 3 kites for extended Warranty and website failed. I sent emails to retailer and North . And got not one response. Sorry, your BS about customer service is jus...
by TomW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle
Replies: 41
Views: 16026

Re: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle

"....this name [Duotone] was a perfect match for the new brand. On top of that, this name was already registered worldwide by Boards & More." This explains a lot about why Duotone was chosen as the brand name (although, as the interviewer notes, "Ion" might have also been an option). Worldwide trad...
by TomW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High Lift Wings like Moses 633 Onda: who is it for?
Replies: 26
Views: 17038

Re: High Lift Wings like Moses 633 Onda: who is it for?

Tom, can you comment on the differences between the 550 and 590 wings? 550 is magic wing. Its an intermediate wing. it will drop off flying a bit sooner than 590. So you need a bit more speed going into and out of transitions. Not a lot more, but noticable. 550 has less roll stability, Making it mo...
by TomW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine option spreader
Replies: 15
Views: 5753

Re: Dakine option spreader

What ever you do,. Don't get the 2017 version. It is faulty design and the bar will want to slide off retainer on clip side, putting pressure on the plastic clip which will fail. They changed design in 2018. I emailed retailer, powekiteshop in UK and directly to Dakine about the problem, but no resp...

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