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by Eltreato
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 441
Views: 43535

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

No qualms about pulleys here. The fastest, most responsive kites I've flown have them. The last mushy pulleyed kite I flew was an ancient Turbo Diesel with the pulleys on the bar ends, that was in like 2005 I think. I currently have a quiver of pulleyless bridle kites right now and I find their powe...
by Eltreato
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 441
Views: 43535

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Sadly I am having a hard time getting my head around the 2010 Waroo aesthetics of the v6. You should show us, your post would work much better with pix. Here's a link to a picture of the 2010 Waroo. Sadly it was a radical change from the previous four years. It was trying to cash in on the delta ki...
by Eltreato
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 441
Views: 43535

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Sadly I am having a hard time getting my head around the 2010 Waroo aesthetics of the v6.
by Eltreato
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness

Also interested in knowing how you are bending the masts...
by Eltreato
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Risk vs reward... learning and progression at 40
Replies: 51
Views: 3749

Re: Risk vs reward... learning and progression at 40

Lots of "age is just a number" talk on this thread. I'm a 41 year-old kiter who's been at it since his late 20s and I can confidently say it's not. I no longer unhook much because I don't see the point anymore and I don't feel like I have anything to prove. I've got a jacked knee from flat powered k...
by Eltreato
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone getting a single strut Switch Element for high wind foiling?
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Anyone getting a single strut Switch Element for high wind foiling?

Considering that once the wind is over 14-15 knots, Any kite will not be so hampered by weight. Then 3strut kites are no longer a problem. So why not keep the inherent advantage of the extra struts when going below 8-9 m I was wondering the same thing. Why didn't they make the bigger sizes single s...
by Eltreato
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone getting a single strut Switch Element for high wind foiling?
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Anyone getting a single strut Switch Element for high wind foiling?

No but I would have considered a 9m had they not designed them as 5 strut kites.
by Eltreato
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?

Very interesting Radrduke, thanks You're right, no racing for me, but I was wondering about driving hard upwind.
by Eltreato
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?

Thanks guys, chops not too bad at my spot so it should be okay, though I do do my share of breaching now and then on a full length mast, I think that will become less frequent as I progress.
by Eltreato
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?

Hi All, Despite having started foiling a couple years ago, I probably have 12 hours of foiling time under my belt. Part of the reason is because my main kite spots have depths below chest height most of the time, meaning I would need to bodydrag the better part of a kilometer to get to water deep en...

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