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by OzBungy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Protection against the sun
Replies: 125
Views: 11221

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: 3195

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: 1108

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: 1970

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: 2109

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: 764

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: 764

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: 1892

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...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bodyboarding on a Foil Board
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Bodyboarding on a Foil Board

I am working through the thought processes of mounting my low speed foil and short mast on my SUP (position from tail, angle etc). It crossed my mind that it could be quite fun and educational to try bodyboarding on my foil board. I have seen videos from a guy who has built a lot of super-low aspect...
by OzBungy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it possible to kite a surf-foil?
Replies: 83
Views: 8357

Re: Is it possible to kite a surf-foil?

.... Looks great. Curious, what's the top speed like? One poster to this forum said they had only had their takuma (or clone) to 21km/h. That's <12 knots, which has me hesitant to pull the trigger. Even if it is great for slow waves, I fear it would be too slow for faster ones, and not as versatile...

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