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by Carlos_C
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switching from Flysurfer to Lei
Replies: 23
Views: 1809

Re: Switching from Flysurfer to Lei

AS Discussed on the foil forum - Get an Ikea bag - fill with stones /or sand from beach - attach a caribiner to it -leave on the beach (I hadn't thought of this have have used poles and Groynes to attach to before) Fit O - S handles on the steering lines of teh kite - my psycho3's came with them. Ba...
by Carlos_C
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New foil kite in a hail storm
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: New foil kite in a hail storm

Nah .t's not a problem as when braked - kite just wants to sit on it's trailing edge - With older flysurfers it was great - you'd throw the bar and the kite would drop onto it's trailing edge - teh only issue would be that in high winds there would still be quite abit of pull - but if you can tether...
by Carlos_C
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New foil kite in a hail storm
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: New foil kite in a hail storm

I like that.....makes perfect sense...…(off to Supermarket now :D )
by Carlos_C
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New foil kite in a hail storm
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: New foil kite in a hail storm

Used to do that all the time when I landboarded - either a large screw driver or dog walkers spiral stake - It was easier in those days as the old Flysurfers(psycho1, mastair etc) would sit on their trailing edge whilst on leash. Newer ones Chicken loop and OS handles
by Carlos_C
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Speed5 - not getting on with it
Replies: 19
Views: 4326

Re: FS Speed5 - not getting on with it

Telling me about the wind......Have a shed load of kite pass weekends and no wind. Am not going to do a 100 plus mile round trip for 10 mph.

If you are ever round Southend way there are a whole bunch of experienced FS riders who can lend a hand tuning
by Carlos_C
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 83
Views: 43160

Re: Pulsion 18m

I once kited in conditions where teh wind went from about 7-9 knts to 0. Was on a speed 3 19 I think.......kite would drop on its's TE - sit there for 5 mins - the wind would pick up - I'd yank teh centre line - relaunch and away I'd go. I'd ride for a couple of minutes - and wind would drop. The ki...
by Carlos_C
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 30
Views: 13538

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

As a lighter rider my go to board is a session.....same shape as a door - but smaller - 141 - gives me a couple of knots on my usual fly radical - and you can jump, carve, wave ride as well
by Carlos_C
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Hangtime kite for 20+ knot hydrofoil? Flysurfer Soul 6m?
Replies: 11
Views: 3937

Re: Hangtime kite for 20+ knot hydrofoil? Flysurfer Soul 6m?

I have ridden smaller foil kites for years.....my 8 psycho 2 was my most used kite for a couple of years - use regularly a pulse 6 and maniac 3 - all have been crashed hard without exploding...so I'd go for it..
by Carlos_C
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?
Replies: 8
Views: 4649

Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

"Why just dont buy a Lei??"

Maybe they already have - but still like foil kites
by Carlos_C
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

2006 Flysurfer psycho 3's have 8 - 10 - 13 - all going strong

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