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by OzBungy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Re: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil

I am sure the North foil will be a lovely thing. I believe most of the claims, because there are already a heap of foils that do what North claims. Low speed to foil is not unusual and reasonably high top end is also available. Ultimately speed is more about rider technique and conditions than simpl...
by OzBungy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

.... Are you guys who use the cheap sunglasses "SURE" that they won't cut your eye out if impacted really hard ; my Barz goggles Will stay intact !!! ... How can you be "SURE" your Barz googles won't break and hurt you? Safety glasses are made to international standards and have certified performan...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Protection against the sun
Replies: 126
Views: 11351

Re: Protection against the sun

I made a lycra sun mask. If the holes are too big then my lips are exposed which is the part of my body that gets the most sun damage. If the holes are small enough to provide protection then I can't breathe through it when it's wet. I thought about making up all sorts of prototypes using mesh or mi...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3303

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

.... see link which shows how effortless it was to land an IDS SB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia-CmjKvUAI . That is not self landing. That's releasing to the safety. If your starting point is releasing to safety then you've used up all your options from the start. You have no fallback position...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuttle box broke
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Tuttle box broke

My J Shapes is designed for freeriding. The manufacturer says to boost all I want. I do. The deep tuttle box in the board is fine for that. I've got a couple of hundred hours on it.
by OzBungy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: When it's windy....
Replies: 27
Views: 1979

Re: When it's windy....

A low speed foil + small kite + >25 knots = pure joy.

Carving turns on waves is fun. Every now and then the foil and the wave line up and it feels like true surfing. Huge fun.
by OzBungy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 5m kite recommendation
Replies: 27
Views: 2117

Re: 5m kite recommendation

I have a Switch Element 5 5m. The construction is excellent, it works very well and is extremely good value.
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bodyboarding on a Foil Board
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Bodyboarding on a Foil Board

70cm mast and J Shapes Cruzer foil, 155cm board. https://www.jshapes.com/ The technique was simple. Hips over the mast. Paddle for the wave. Get a little speed. Slowly raise my upper body to trim the foil and away we go. The sense of feeling the foil and being able to ride was almost immediate. Ther...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bodyboarding on a Foil Board
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Bodyboarding on a Foil Board

Gave it a go this morning and was surprised at how easy it was. Up on the foil on the first wave. Each successive wave got better and easier.

I don't think I will take it up as a sport. Without a perfect foiling wave location the ride can be a bit short. As an experiment it was just fine.
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: "Club under 21" or about the "stimulating Slow Style"
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: "Club under 21" or about the "stimulating SLOW STYLE"

I have bought a high quality low speed foil and I am really, really happy with it. So much fun carving turn after turn after turn. Really looking forward to trying it out in some decent waves. Also the ability to drop a kite size is very nice. It's early days and I haven't explored it enough to tota...

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