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by Dave K
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 44
Views: 2600

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

I feel like an impoverished minimalist.

9m Best Cabo. 11-17 kts
7m Best Cabo. 15-23 kts

That’s it. 85 kg. OBX resident. $700 invested in both kites and a bar (2015 models, essentially new)
by Dave K
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First foil trip. Perth-Exmouth 3 weeks starting next week
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: First foil trip. Perth-Exmouth 3 weeks starting next week

Bletti wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:01 pm
I foiled around ningaloo when I did a kite trip up to Exmouth. Otherwise I was on my surfboard in most places. Gnarloo is awesome if you get good conditions.
We’re doing a night or 2 at Quobba Station which is maybe 1 1/2 hrs from Gnarloo. Added to the list. Too many places not enough time.......
by Dave K
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First foil trip. Perth-Exmouth 3 weeks starting next week
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: First foil trip. Perth-Exmouth 3 weeks starting next week

Wobiri Access added to the Exmouth list. I’ll probably pass on trying to foil Graveyards at my skill level. A few spots in Shark Bay look pretty decent and we’ll also check out some spots closer to Perth. That 6m is the smallest I have so I’ll either go earlier in the day or ride without the foil (n...
by Dave K
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First foil trip. Perth-Exmouth 3 weeks starting next week
Replies: 6
Views: 294

First foil trip. Perth-Exmouth 3 weeks starting next week

Family tent camping from Perth to Exmouth. Any particular foil specific advice? Ideal novice locations (inside reef,lagoons)? Sharkies? I’ve searched and have few roughly picked out. Just bringing my 70cm mast (RRD h-flight and Happy foil board), 10,6 Air rush Dna’s (daughter’s kites; she’s my Kitin...
by Dave K
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Seat harness for Hydrofoiling. Which are you using and why?
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: Seat harness for Hydrofoiling. Which are you using and why?

Dakine Nitrous Shorts with butt straps modded to keep bar lower than stock. Not my preferred spreader bar location, but old back injuries and surgery leave me no choice. Kiting this way for 11 years. Tried a Fusion seat harness but it’s way too stiff without any reduction in back stress For me stres...
by Dave K
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 205
Views: 41192

Re: Best bankrupt?

Just wanted to say that I ordered a Best Cabo from the US warehouse (by credit card) at the beginning of Oct not realizing the financial situation (yeah, pretty poor due diligence on my part!). They got back to me pretty quickly and said that it would be at least a month or more to get the kite from...
by Dave K
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 41
Views: 4432

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

Been pretty lucky so far for my first season (knock on wood a thousand times) considering the fact that I'm turning 59 with a full assortment of questionable joints. Couple of early session mild line-foil tangles, and a couple of early head/neck slap wipeouts using my less than ideal 9m Switchblade....
by Dave K
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Outer Banks foiling spots
Replies: 30
Views: 3367

Re: Outer Banks foiling spots

Just got back from foiling at OBX. Found a few spots but did not enjoy it. The biggest problem is weeds - tons of them, floating all over the bay above and below the surface. There are so many little strands of brown weeds that it makes foiling everywhere near impossible for more than a few minutes...
by Dave K
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Happy foil board inserts loose.
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Re: Happy foil board inserts loose.

Two of us have the same LF Happy foil boards at our local spot. Neither of us use hooks so no insert issues, however his mast plate tracks are starting to delaminate (6 month old board) without any hard hits. Dealer he bought it from said they would replace it, so at least it seems LF and their deal...
by Dave K
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydro - Foil Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Hydro - Foil Prices

A 12M Core XR5 with standard control bar sells for 2,208.00. A 12M Airush Ultra single strut with bar sells for $1859. Retail for a Slingshot Hoverglide is $899. A Lift all carbon hydrofoil sells for $1300. I suppose one's opinion of what seems overpriced is all relative..........

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