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by davesails7
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

Interesting you picked up on this. To me, this is the biggest difference between Ozone design filosofi compared to how other brands put it. I wouldnt say ozone is the one brand with this philosophy. In the first gen race kites, I found the Flysurfer sonic to be more user friendly than the Chrono. 2...
by davesails7
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: harness choice, doctors tale of woes.
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: harness choice, doctors tale of woes.

General ergonomics are better standing than sitting. Especially under load. I fear for the current crop of foil racers. I can easily imagine there will be more than a few with lasting back issues. I agree, the upwind racing stance looks bad, but it doesnt feel bad. All the load is from your hips do...
by davesails7
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

I'm very interested by this description, "OUR UNDERSTANDING OF TRUE RACE PERFORMANCE IS NOT ONLY RAW POWER AND SPEED – IT IS THE COMBINATION OF EVERY ASPECT OF A KITES CHARACTERISTICS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW EASY IT IS TO ACCESS ITS FULL POTENTIAL." I've been on the Flysurfer VMG for a few months....
by davesails7
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone R1 V3 is out?
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Ozone R1 V3 is out?

and V3 is not anymore exists in Ozone home page? Strange story, second time. Weird I doubt it's been cancelled though. People in the know have been selling their r1v2's cheap. I just picked up an 11m And 15m r1v2 lightly used for less than half of their original MSRPs! If the v3 gets cancelled, the...
by davesails7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 21
Views: 1826

Re: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Coaching, travel, lost income from not working, etc - these are the main costs of competing at a high level in any sport. The foiling equipment annual cost is modest by comparison especially since designs are stabilizing and gear is holding its value. Does the value of a used Mike’s even go down? A...
by davesails7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is Your Max Speed @ Hydrofoil ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2059

Re: What is Your Max Speed @ Hydrofoil ?

We have a nice flat water spot where there is shallow water on either side of a deep channel. I've had several ten second average speeds in the 34-35 mph range with Delta Hydrofoil and Sonic 2. 15m Sonic 2 in 14-15 knot winds and 11m Sonic 2 in 18-20 knot winds for top speeds. Top speed on Sonic 2's...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best "FreeRace" Foil Kite?
Replies: 20
Views: 2198

Re: Best "FreeRace" Foil Kite?

It sounds like the Sonic2 is a good Freerace option, except for the discouraging caveat about needing experience to fly them. But, how does one get experience with high AR foil kites without actually flying them??? I think sonic2 is fine as a first foil kite. I've had several people fly mine who ne...
by davesails7
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Had several sessions on the VMG 15m now. It's crazy fast compared to the Sonic 2, but often feels out of control for me. I'm worried it is above my skill level (I'm a mid-fleet racer). Easing and trimming the bar just doesn't seem to do much. This thing is flying fast and you are just along for the ...
by davesails7
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: F-One Diablo V4
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: F-One Diablo V4

Have never tried the V2 or V3 and I understand there were issues with these models. Yeah, I've heard mixed reviews of the V2. Seems like some of them were not stable. Others I've talked to really like it though. I've heard good things about the V3. I think the V4 is an all new designer. I think the...
by davesails7
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: F-One Diablo V4
Replies: 3
Views: 703

F-One Diablo V4

Any news on the Diablo V4? I've seen the pictures in the recent IKA Gold Cup races, but hadn't heard any feedback on them. Results were good, I think Connor Bainbridge was winning for the first half of last event on Diablo V4, finished 3rd. Looks like the wingtips are more square than other recent r...

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