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by cglazier
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Worlds Top Kitefoil Racers Ready for Battle in Years Biggest Clash
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Worlds Top Kitefoil Racers Ready for Battle in Years Biggest Clash

After the first day of racing Oly Bridge, Guy Bridge, and Nico Parlier are leading the pack. There are three fleets.
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by cglazier
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help

I believe that board shorts like the Dakine Nitrous provide a hook height that is a bit higher than a seat harness, but certainly lower than a waist harness. I have back issues but I have no trouble with my Nitrous board shorts.. I guess it depends on the individual. My friend who hurt his ribs a co...
by cglazier
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Worlds Top Kitefoil Racers Ready for Battle in Years Biggest Clash
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Worlds Top Kitefoil Racers Ready for Battle in Years Biggest Clash

Racing is from Nov 19 to 24
Some info is at formulakite.com

This is going to be a great event... actually the biggest race event of the year. 😉
by cglazier
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Buoy for race training
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Buoy for race training

These are commonly available at marine stores. You can see an 18" one from hundreds of meters away.
To anchor it be sure to use some chain near the surface so it goes downward and you don't have any rope dangling around the surface.

:wink:
CG
by cglazier
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

Here is Kai Lenny on the Naish foil surfing in crappy waves but making it look easy.
by cglazier
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

Our local North dealer has not had any foils delivered yet from North. It sounds more like North wants to ensure everything is durable before they put it in stores.

But this is a Naish topic and I haven’t heard any problems with that foil. Any first hand reports?

😉 CG
by cglazier
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:02 pm
..My point is - if you have had a good carbon foil you will be spoiled :rollgrin:
8) PF
Well said Peter. :wink:
CG

(Incidentally the image of a broken foil above is not a real carbon one but is just a composite material without carbon cloth.)
by cglazier
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

Tef Gel is great stuff but expensive and not readily available on store shelves. I use Locktite blue which is widely available and only $6 per tube. It is anti corrosive and resists screws loosening. Corrosion is a big problem where stainless screws touch aluminum (screws into aluminum mast and fuse...
by cglazier
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

The large Phillips head screws are widely used with hydrofoils and they work fine as long as you use a regular #3 Philllips screwdriver.

I am impressed with the stabilizer adjustment system.. it looks easier than having to replace shims.

CG
by cglazier
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuttle box broke
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Tuttle box broke

I personally own a Taaroa Tuttle box foil and a Zeeko plate foil. They both are plenty strong for even big jumps but the tracks used in the board for the plate system would probably be the weakest part.. from an engineering point of view.

CG

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