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by Slyde
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is Your Max Speed @ Hydrofoil ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1994

Re: What is Your Max Speed @ Hydrofoil ?

Yeah thats my excuse...My Suunto Ambit is the problem. I have been trying to break 30 knots for ever and after every session when I think I've cracked it the numbers come back at 25-28 knots.;(
by Slyde
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 4234

Re: The stagnant foiler.

Hah, welcome to middle age. Young kiters have no money for good gear but lots of time to practice, and get good because at the end of the day it is more about skill than gear. Older kiters have more money but less time so they buy gear thinking it will make them better. The manufacturers know this w...
by Slyde
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Recoating kite fabric
Replies: 67
Views: 11078

Re: Recoating kite fabric

Its based on chemical nanotechnology......so it must be good. That statement is enough to put me off. Why do manufacturers feel the need to add this crap to their marketing. Just makes me suspicious that I am being taken for a ride
by Slyde
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Recoating kite fabric
Replies: 67
Views: 11078

Re: Recoating kite fabric

Reviving this thread. Foilholio can you update us on how the shoe goo/toluene coating has held up over time? Also has anyone any experience with CRC aqua armour which seems to be some sort of naphtha petroleum waterproofing spray. It looks easy to apply but may be only a waterproofing rather than a ...
by Slyde
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: How to tune leading edge collapse
Replies: 2
Views: 382

How to tune leading edge collapse

Advice needed. I recently reset my bridles to factory spec. B line had shrunk about 1cm, C line about 3cm and z line presumably more. When I first flew it the leading edge inverted as soon as the wind speed across the kite increased eg at speed and when rounding up. Z line was obviously too long as ...
by Slyde
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 43
Views: 4946

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

Horses for courses as they are quite different kites. Rode a mates cloud briefly so maybe not enough to get it dialed but it didnt make me jizz. Personally I think Reos are the best freeride foiling kite out there, so its all about personal preference. The 10 is as big as I ever need and I've had it...
by Slyde
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World kite championships 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Re: World kite championships 2018

Can someone explain to me why I was stupid enough to engage...... :?:
by Slyde
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World kite championships 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Re: World kite championships 2018

I’m with mikesids on this. The other kiwis on this site have heard enough of you banging on about your opinions of world kite conspiracies. You have voiced your opinion enough, we know it and you are entitled to it but please mate give it a rest. I want some positive stoke and frankly this regatta h...
by Slyde
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small board for Spotz Tuna
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Small board for Spotz Tuna

Try jshapes.com
by Slyde
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4645

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

Foiling is such a technical sport, you really appreciate just how skilled those top riders are when you try to emulate them. There's guys gybing at full speed 30 knots within a couple of metres of each other in some of the races these days. Respect.

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