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by borist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Rider weight versus foil classification (wind range)
Replies: 17
Views: 3984

Re: Rider weight versus foil classification (wind range)

Zeeko makes different size versions of the Spitfire. I assume a big part of that is rider weight. Actually no. XLW wings for Spitfire were designed to allow slow take-off and flight speeds, so it can be used to ride slower waves for example. XLW is also useful for lighter winds and easier on beginn...
by borist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moving from heavier to lighter foil
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Moving from heavier to lighter foil

Lightweight foil/board will indeed be great for jumping. For a general snappines I'd get a smaller board first. In my experience, just switching to a small board made a significant change to how playful the setup was. In my book Alien Air is really big board with lots of swing weight. See if you can...
by borist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.

Its just a super fun Bi-Directional Twin Tip free riding foil :thumb: What is fun about it? Can't see it from the video. How does it ride toeside? Turns? I understand the attraction to TT riders who did not make a decent jibe in their lifetime, but IMO if you want to play you need to be able to tur...
by borist
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional
Replies: 19
Views: 6925

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional

tough crowd :lol:
by borist
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best Kahoona 3,5 for hydrofoil?
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Best Kahoona 3,5 for hydrofoil?

Different riding styles prefer different kites. I have a quiver of Kahoonas of varied vintage stored at my folks house and use them when visiting Europe. 2 years ago, when my foil was Spotz 2 and preferred high AR kites (Sonic FR, Edge or similar....), I hated riding with Kahoonas. Year later I trav...
by borist
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: LA area kiting?
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: LA area kiting?

Fronts are passing thru these days (Sat & Thu), but most likely LW foiling will be the choice. Perhaps off Belmont (Long Beach)
by borist
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast length and boosting
Replies: 15
Views: 3670

Re: Mast length and boosting

Isn't this a case where the Spitfire would work well too? By being able to handle a bit more back foot pressure on the launch, that would make it a bit more natural? Resilience to partial front wing breaches would also be more forgiving with timing screw ups. I've only jumped with that foil, so can...
by borist
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KF site very slow
Replies: 30
Views: 7657

Re: KF site very slow

Same here. for several days now
by borist
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Most scary wipe out experience
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Re: Most scary wipe out experience

From my experience, this kind of fall happens when I have an issue with kite (loss of pull with kite low, kite in the water ... etc) which takes my focus from riding the foil. I'll slow down too much and stall the foil and with no lift from the kite I fall straight down with board sort of "folding" ...
by borist
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside technique
Replies: 10
Views: 3146

Re: toeside technique

Is this expected or with better technique should I be able to point just as high toeside as heelside? Thanks In short: yes on both. I use rope harness as well. My toeside on the strong side is getting very close in efficiency to heelside, but it took a while. Weak side is still, ehmm, ....weak. Bod...

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