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by Slyde
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Recoating kite fabric
Replies: 63
Views: 9969

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: 186

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: 14
Views: 1605

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: 1985

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: 1985

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: 471

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: 4620

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.
by Slyde
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4620

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

Ok thanks guys, more practice needed .seems it takes so much longer to learn new stuff as I get older. Dave the La Ventana video is interesting in that at about 49 seconds there are 2 Kiter’s gybing together and the second one almost does a tip crash despite the majority of the gybe looking sweet. T...
by Slyde
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4620

Line length, gybing and down-looping

Some advice please from those of you racing or high-performance freeriding with racefoil kites. Im finally starting to get my foiling gybes sorted but find especially with my 15m R1 (but also my 11 sometimes) that I have a habit of crashing the bottom tip of the kite in the water on the downloop (an...
by Slyde
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Fuselage length
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Fuselage length

I have noticed that generation 1 racefoils eg Sword 1 had a few cm distance between the front wing and the fuselage, gen 2 eg. Sword 2 reduced this distance. I think this was done to reduce torsional effects of the front wing relative to the mast. The latest generation racefoils seem to have gone to...

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