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by lieutenantglorp
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?
Replies: 43
Views: 21623

Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Cut a 2" x 6" strip from plastic cutting board. Heat it with paint stripping heat gun or stove element. Bend it into z pattern. Drill 2 holes. Voila, "unbreakable" foot hook for under a dollar. :-) I made one but never used it -- its strength is also a potential negative. For example if kite crashe...
by lieutenantglorp
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone speed system adjustment
Replies: 122
Views: 27125

Re: Ozone speed system adjustment

EDIT: So far I have changed the original speed system to the Pro-Tune, but kit was missing the z pigtails as well as the extra pigtails for the kite bar line connections as compared to the installation video. I can reuse the kite bar connection pigtails but still need the z pigtails. Compared to the...
by lieutenantglorp
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2 or 3 straps
Replies: 16
Views: 1654

Re: 2 or 3 straps

I prefer 3 (2+1) foot hooks. I put my front foot strapless towards the middle more when riding toeside, but my front 2 are not right up against each other like on some other narrower boards. For the back foot, besides the jumping advantage from hooks/ straps you actually gain a lot more control havi...
by lieutenantglorp
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: making line extensions
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: making line extensions

This one is good for shortening standard braided lines without disconnecting the bar end. No sleeving or sewing required.

Brummel lock-splice with one side fixed
by lieutenantglorp
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spotz 4 Shark
Replies: 40
Views: 10023

Re: Spotz 4 Shark

Nice review Tone. I felt the same way after upgrading from Spotz2 to Tuna. The fuselage/ mast/ wing junction was so much stiffer that it was immediately noticeable how much more stable it was and tacks and gybes were definitely easier. I look forward to trying the Shark, but I am really happy with t...
by lieutenantglorp
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot Hooks Rip Off MHL Deck
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: Foot Hooks Rip Off MHL Deck

Definitely use two screws minimum to secure foot hook. Not always possible without modification depending on insert block location on board. Adjustable stabilizer or mast tracks usually help make this possible.
by lieutenantglorp
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot Hooker Footstraps - The next generation in footstrap technology
Replies: 59
Views: 9857

Re: Foot Hooker Footstraps - The next generation in footstrap technology

Hopefully one can fly strapless with stance just a little narrower than normal but be able to slide into both front and rear hooks for jumping and speed by making stance just a bit wider than normal. R H I use the foot hooks the same way I use straps. Strapless you can only apply pressure down agai...
by lieutenantglorp
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot Hooker Footstraps - The next generation in footstrap technology
Replies: 59
Views: 9857

Re: Foot Hooker Footstraps - The next generation in footstrap technology

I have been designing, building, and testing my own foot hooks for several years. For me, they are the best foot attachment for anything except a twin tip, especially with booties. It took me quite a few prototypes to get to where I am now, but I am very happy with my latest sets on my foil and surf...
by lieutenantglorp
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless
Replies: 41
Views: 5559

Re: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless

I think tacking is much easier with short lines versus long. The timing is faster and there's less of a long deliberate pause in the middle. Agree. Also easier with lighter wind and bigger kite, assuming you are sufficiently powered. You get longer duration of lift and can slow the tack down and fo...

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