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by tmcfarla
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to lift our foils steadily?
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: How to lift our foils steadily?

When I was learning, the thing that clicked for me was unweighting my back foot instead of weighting my front foot, and vice versa. So if you feel the foil coming up, instead of driving your weight forwards to weight your front foot, focus on lifting your back foot up. I think what is actually happe...
by tmcfarla
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil board for beginner, cheaper VS expensive
Replies: 35
Views: 3920

Re: Hydrofoil board for beginner, cheaper VS expensive

I don’t think the board matters all that much. Better to use a board designed for foiling instead of trying to adapt something else (surfboard, etc.). If you are reasonably crafty, you can build your own board pretty easily. For the hydrofoil itself, definitely use something made by an established c...
by tmcfarla
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Finally I had my first date with the Ultra 12 @ 6-10 knots
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Finally I had my first date with the Ultra 12 @ 6-10 knots

On my Naish trip there is no excessive wear on the TE. I have been using it for two seasons. Approx 30 sessions on this kite per season. It is either in the air OR in the bag. No lying around on the beach. Same with my clouds. I don't doubt that strutless/one-strut kites will wear out at trailing e...
by tmcfarla
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: anyone used a best kahoona for foiling ?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: anyone used a best kahoona for foiling ?

Kahoona isn't great for foiling. Best Cabo is a very nice foiling kite in smaller sizes.
by tmcfarla
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Zeeko upgrade (low budget carbon T bar)
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Zeeko upgrade (low budget carbon T bar)

Nice man, congrats! Did you consider buying a carbon tube? This are not expensive and might save quite some time. Not easy to cut the piece for mast tho: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=2394338&start=80 Good luck! D. I saw your build a while back, and had considered it, but didn't know w...
by tmcfarla
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Zeeko upgrade (low budget carbon T bar)
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Zeeko upgrade (low budget carbon T bar)

Long post- if you are interested in building a carbon foil and have limited experience, this might be worth reading. Otherwise, maybe skip this one. I've read a bunch of posts from people far more talented than me, and they were extremely helpful, but many were written by people who assumed the read...
by tmcfarla
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?
Replies: 24
Views: 1821

Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

My father in law (not a kiter) swears by glucosamine for his knees, so maybe it is worth a try. My guess is that a good physical therapist or sports doctor will be much more beneficial. My guess for knee or hip problems is something about stance. Do you ride a twin-tip? If so, have you tried adjusti...
by tmcfarla
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are old kites/bar systems obsolete?
Replies: 29
Views: 2610

Re: Are old kites/bar systems obsolete?

1.) yes, there are better quick releases on the market 2.) Best quick releases have gotten better over the years but still suck (at least as of the 2015 bar). 3.) I wouldn't neccesarily upgrade for perceived safety alone, but kites have gotten a lot better, and that is a good reason to upgrade. 4.) ...
by tmcfarla
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strapless waterstart
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Strapless waterstart

It seems to me that the trick is holding the board in place with rear hand until you have enough tension in lines to keep your feet on the board, which generally is just until the beginning of power dive, but depends on wind speed and chop. You just have to find your timing, it will take a session o...
by tmcfarla
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: First foilboard
Replies: 81
Views: 7412

Re: First foilboard

That sucks, hope you can fix it, looked like a nice board. What was the carbon/glass layup on this board?

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