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by davesails7
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Difference Flysurfer Speed5 vs Sonic2 18.0?
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Difference Flysurfer Speed5 vs Sonic2 18.0?

When I compared the 12m Speed 5 to the Sonic1 11m back to back, I'd say the sonic had about 10% more height and hangtime.

I never tried 18m in Sonic1, but everyone said 18m was the best size that year. 18m is definitely my favorite size of the sonic 2.
by davesails7
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!

Ah, that makes sense. I only learned foiling jibes after I changed to this narrow board, so I'm used to where my foot needs to go.
by davesails7
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!

When I changed to my new Delta foil I felt more comfortable with a wider stance. Gunnar said in one of his newer videos that a wider stance is needed for the newer race foils. I think because they are so locked in and stable, you need bigger inputs to get them to move where you want it to go. Coming...
by davesails7
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2017 IKA Formula Worlds: World’s Leading KiteFoil Racers to Gather for Exhilarating Showdown in Oman
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: 2017 IKA Formula Worlds: World’s Leading KiteFoil Racers to Gather for Exhilarating Showdown in Oman

Wow. If they do get all those top riders to the event that will be a very complete collection of the worlds top level talent. I can easily guess at the four kites allowed, but does anyone know which hydrofoil is required to be used by all competitors? CG I don't think it's 4 different kite models. ...
by davesails7
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 19
Views: 1848

Re: Power.

I originally was riding small kites, but now I ride the same size as others on twintip. Short lines allows you to ride with much more power. When really powered up, just ride upwind and downwind, not across the wind. Across the wind you get too much speed and can't stop it. Upwind, you push harder u...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 8m2 of Elf Joker7 tuning and tips
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: 8m2 of Elf Joker7 tuning and tips

I boght new kite in June this year and have ride on it only three times. All of times i got swimming out there, because joker packaged hemself directly, when kite losed litle bit power - realy disapointed of this kite! Yeah, that is unfortunately typical joker 7 behavior :-? How many times have you...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Speed 6
Replies: 27
Views: 2185

Re: FS Speed 6

- Speed 6: a Sonic2 with DLX material (the Sonic2 is better than the Speed 5 in every department, even relaunch) and slightly redesigned (simplified) wing tips I though Sonic 2 was already delux material on bottom and trailing edge with lotus material on top skin. That lotus material is awesome how...
by davesails7
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Outer Banks foiling spots
Replies: 30
Views: 2945

Re: Outer Banks foiling spots

Yeah, the sea grass comes and goes in the outer banks. Just north of OBX in Virginia Beach we usually never have seaweed, but the last couple of weeks, I've been hitting weed/grass quite a bit. One day couldn't foil at all because of it. I think this was because of the hurricanes passing by off the ...
by davesails7
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: tacking pigeon toed position
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: tacking pigeon toed position

Also, your weight is almost completely supported by the kite when you're in this position. If you're not supported by the kite at this point, pull in on the bar more. Practicing the footwork without the kite support probably won't help much. Keep at it! You only need to fall about 500 times to get g...
by davesails7
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New Race Board Shapes
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: New Race Board Shapes

“Maybe something about unsticking from the water? I've heard a lot of people talk about that, but it never made any sense to me” Try holding a spoon (spoon vertical, hanging lightly by the end of the handle) in a stream of water from a tap and compare the effect of touching the stream with the conv...

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