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by PD Gorby 67
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for 18+ knots
Replies: 82
Views: 12350

Re: Kite for 18+ knots

Alright then, Ill just take my judgment elsewhere! I had the same thought that you did, but it sounds like some places are well set up for kite rescues in offshore winds. The unwritten rule at all of our local beaches is: If it is blowing offshore, you just don't go out. But we don't have any sort ...
by PD Gorby 67
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendation on large tube kite for light Foiling
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Recommendation on large tube kite for light Foiling

My kites now are Open C style freestyle/freeride kites (Naish Dash) 9-12-14. The bigger Naish is the Fly which I have heard mixed opinions on. So any non-pimp recommendations for a large tube kite that be purchased in the after-sale markets? Rider weight 83-85 kg. Level: Relatively advanced in free...
by PD Gorby 67
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: what size kite to learn, 215lbs, 10-14kts?
Replies: 21
Views: 3959

Re: Quiver suggestions for a 215lb (~100kg) rider

Seems like I might get blown off the 10m fairly quickly. I was kinda hoping that by the time I was blown off the foil, I could remove the mast and ride board only... It sounds like you're an accomplished rider already, what conditions did you learn in, and what kite did you use? Thanks Hi oz43, A l...
by PD Gorby 67
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: what size kite to learn, 215lbs, 10-14kts?
Replies: 21
Views: 3959

Re: Quiver suggestions for a 215lb (~100kg) rider

Hi oz43, I am 235 lbs without gear, and I am using BRM Cloud D's - 4.8, 8.0, and 13.4. This quiver on regular length lines has me fully powered at 10knots with the 13.4. Fully Powered on the 8 m at around 13 knots, and switching to the 4.8 m over 20 knots. Closer to 30 knots, the 4.8 is getting over...
by PD Gorby 67
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On Shore Wave Kites
Replies: 61
Views: 11448

Re: On Shore Wave Kites

Just for clarification - going back to Plummet's description of wave riding on page one, the one thing that he did not mention in his description of Direct Onshore ware riding, is that the waves in this situation are called "close out waves". I know that all of the surfers in the crowd will know thi...
by PD Gorby 67
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

From what I saw on the BRM website, the Cloud D1 is similar to the Boxer, in that the Strut is only connected to the leading and trailing edges, and not the canopy.

The Cloud Ds appear to flutter much less than the Boxer. So they should be a more refined kite to fly.
by PD Gorby 67
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind hydrofoil photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

I do (as you can see on the picture) If you just ride in more and more challenging conditions, it will come naturally over time - at first you will have difficulties conquering the white wash and dumping waves, where you even when good might fail - but over time you will get better and better at th...
by PD Gorby 67
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind hydrofoil photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Great to see photos of people foiling in conditions that are challenging for any kiteboarder.

Which of you guys are riding Strapless in these conditions? And what tips would you give to someone aspiring to ride strapless in more challenging conditions?
by PD Gorby 67
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?
Replies: 41
Views: 5293

Re: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?

With any high wind situation, kite choice is critical. The kite you use needs to be a well designed kite, and the correct size for the conditions. Struts can hide design flaws of a kite, by adding rigidity. Single and no strut kites need to be designed well to work at the high end of their wind rang...
by PD Gorby 67
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The wingtip lower than the board game.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: The wingtip lower than the board game.

I just figured out that you are talking about the Kite wingtip, and not the HF wing tip.

Less confusing now.

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