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by fernmanus
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 27
Views: 14911

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

@fernmanus where do you kite in Utah? I live in Boston but go to Alta every few years. I love to kite ski on Lake Champlain and Lake Sunapee but would really like to try the mountains I assume you are asking about the snow. Utah is a Mecca for snowkiting, no one makes a journey to Utah for our wate...
by fernmanus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 27
Views: 14911

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Foilonfoil, I rarely use the trim strap, perhaps once every 20 sessions. For me I find enough trim just using my arms. One thing that helps is to not use a hook, I use a Mystic or Ride Engine harness with my chicken loop attached directly to the sliding rope. This gives me lots of adjustment trim. I...
by fernmanus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite advice Chrono, Hyperlink, Soul
Replies: 44
Views: 20045

Re: Foil Kite advice Chrono,Hyperlink, Soul

I have been flying big foils for nearly 20 years. The Soul is the first kite that I can unequivocally recommend to a LEI rider. The Soul has eliminated most of the concerns that people have with foil kites. It is stable, turns well, relaunches well, loops like an LEI, and has shorter bridles. YES, i...
by fernmanus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 27
Views: 14911

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

I agree that you want to ride slightly de powered in light wind, but you can do this by riding with the bar out a bit from the chickenloop, no reason to pull the depower strap, unless you have short arms. I am not so sure that you should ditch your 21, just yet. I weigh 10 LBS less than you and I st...
by fernmanus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 27
Views: 14911

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Gyre, There are a few issues worth examining: 1. You may know this already, but it is worth repeating - the board is even more important than the kite for lightwind riding. So, if you don’t have a monster lightwind board, I suggest buying one. I always carry a big flat, 164 cm board in my cargo box ...
by fernmanus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed 5 21 or Soul 21
Replies: 17
Views: 11498

Re: Speed 5 21 or Soul 21

Soul if buying new, Speed 5 or Sonic 2 18m if you are looking for a good deal on a used kite.
by fernmanus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 27
Views: 14911

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Gyre, I think it is an excellent question. In my hometown, there are only a few other kiters willing to fly large foil kites on the water (more are willing on the snow because pumping in the winter sucks twice as much). If you are willing to travel, I am sure that you could find people that are will...
by fernmanus
Sun May 27, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 175
Views: 81705

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

You would buy carbon offsets???

In the word of the immortal P.T. Barnum “A Sucker’s Born every minute.” :rollgrin:
by fernmanus
Sun May 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snow kite up and speed fly down.
Replies: 8
Views: 4473

Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

I also recall a video from a few years back where I guy took off from a snowkiting area in the mountains and descended approximately 2000 feet into a town the whole time on his flysurfer foil. Not safe as any failure would have been fatal. 😳
by fernmanus
Fri May 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 207
Views: 80295

Re: Flysurfer Soul

15m in an approaching cyclone. You are kidding right?

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