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by gl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn P Foil Beginner Observations
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Shinn P Foil Beginner Observations

No I never used the full length mast on the Liquid Force. I used both a 40 and 60 cm only. Again this was because of the shallow water and because it reduced the height of the falls while learning.
by gl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn P Foil Beginner Observations
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Shinn P Foil Beginner Observations

I have had about 6 sessions on the P foil and larger Jackson board strapless. Prior to that I had about the same number of session on the original Liquid Force foil on the Foil Fish board. I liked the liquid force but I like the P foil much more as it is so much easier to use and so stable. Where I ...
by gl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Review of Slingshot H4 foil - wake foiling
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Review of Slingshot H4 foil - wake foiling

I have an H4 on order now. I was wondering how you stable it felt to you? In the video you looked quite comfortable and I was surprised how fast you were able to make it go without breaching. Do you know how much speed was required to get yourself up on the foil? It looked at one point that you migh...
by gl
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 8207

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

Horst I still have 4 different sizes of the Concept Air Wave that I pull out sometimes in the winter. I bought my first water relaunchable foil from Ben in 1999 and still use it to teach friends on the snow in winter. When I bought my first kite from them I could only find 3 manufacturers: Concept A...
by gl
Tue May 23, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 15
Views: 2979

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

When I think I will not be able to relaunch my foils I do not wait long and start by winding a couple of loops of the rear lines on the bar then wind the rest up until I reach the kite. I do not pull on the lines but rather swim to the Kite. I then flip one tip onto the kite and then start rolling t...
by gl
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 8207

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5

Thanks for the reply Stef. The new version sounds like a improvement on an already nice kite. I would be very interested in hearing on how you like it in stronger gusty conditions once you have a chance, as that is what tend to kite in. I am about 82 kg. And use the 8.5 in the conditions you use the...
by gl
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 8207

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5

Stef sorry I did not realize Ben had a new version of the Smart Wave out. Could you expand on how the tips handle differently when getting overpowered. On my version they tend to get to close together when very overpowered. Not a big problem and does not happen on my open cell smarts.
by gl
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 8207

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5

I also have the 6.5 and 8.5 Smart Wave kites. I replaced my Flysurfer pulse kites with them. I liked the Flysurfer but love the Smart kites. Especially for strapless surfboards. The pull is very controlled and almost never pulls me off the boards. They just make everything seem easier. They handle t...
by gl
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 6m suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: 6m suggestions

I do not know if the water smart is still being produced, I thought but was not sure that they were only produced in limited numbers, unlike the open cell versions that I have. The most important trait of the smart kite for me is the stability and gust resistance. Where I kite when the winds are str...
by gl
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 6m suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: 6m suggestions

I really like my conceptair water smart 6.5. I used it this week on a windy gusty day on a strapless surfboard. It has a large depower and is great at handling the gusts. I really like that it turns quickly but does not develop the power spikes like my flysurfer pulse 5 that might pull me off the bo...

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