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by davesails7
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Pro Tour Ready to Rip at St. Francis Yacht Club
Replies: 12
Views: 5013

Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour Ready to Rip at St. Francis Yacht Club

Looked like a great event! For kites: FONE kites look different from the Diablo V3s I've seen, so these are Diablo V4s? Are Ozone riders on R1v2 or prototypes? Flysurfer riders are on the new Sonic VMG which replaces the Sonic Pro Race. Off topic: What a confusing naming scheme from the original Son...
by davesails7
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24166

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

I hope it leads to more racers and more regattas like it did last time! Even in the short amount of time that kiting was Olympic in 2012, the world championship had 150+ racers.

I don't know why so many people decided to start racing because of the Olympics, but I hope it happens again.
by davesails7
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 207
Views: 80278

Re: Flysurfer Soul

The Soul blows the Hyperlink out of the water. Its not even a fair comparison. Its above and beyond better. Im not a flysurfer dealer, rep, team rider or anything. I had a hyperlink, tried the soul and wow. Its in a different class. I wouldnt say Ozone has the freeride market corners. The SOUL is c...
by davesails7
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingy & LF taking competitor wings
Replies: 18
Views: 10496

Re: Slingy & LF taking competitor wings

Slingshot has come it a lot. They've sold MHL Lift, LP, and Moses foils rebranded. They also sell Elf's foil kite. It doesn't bother me. If they see a good product and want to distribute it through their network of dealers, what's wrong with that? It not like there is a lack of options for foils on ...
by davesails7
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Pretty wild that in 2018 we are seeing inflatable kites winning a course race, and TT boards placing 2nd! Not a course race, just a downwind (broad reach) distance race. The key to winning this year was not to crash. Last year in the same distance race there was half as much wind and I did the cour...
by davesails7
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Yeah I think their windfoil one design is called rsx:convertible
by davesails7
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

I raced alongside some FRX riders at the Charleston Fort to Battery race this weekend. Bottom line, when it's really windy they are just as fast but in normal conditions (10-20 kts) foil kites are noticeably faster. The guy who won the distance race, Jason D'agostino, was on an FRX hydrofoil and inf...
by davesails7
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What got you into Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 36
Views: 10774

Re: What got you into Hydrofoiling?

Dinghy racing growing up and in college > some windsurfing > kiting > formula kite raceboards (the big fin things) > hydrofoil racing I was always excited about racing, but the formula raceboards never took off at all on the East Coast of the US. I thought hydrofoils would never take off either. No ...
by davesails7
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.

Looks like it works! Full disclosure, I'm generally skeptical of twintip foils. I think doing a smooth foiling transition or carve is the best part of foiling. Are you able to do foiling transitions on it? Past twin tip foils seemed to have been able to. Looks difficult to get going after the transi...
by davesails7
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Levitaz Bionic
Replies: 7
Views: 4064

Re: Levitaz Bionic

I've heard the new ones (with bigger stabilizer) are really good, but the old one with the tiny seagull wing stabilizer was pretty twitchy, making it difficult to ride. That's pretty much the same with all race fouls though. The new generation is much more stable and easier to ride.

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