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by bragnouff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?

I use a 12m Zeeko Notus Air. I bought that with light wind foiling in mind, but I've used it on many sessions on TT and surfboards where it behaved very well. I'm pretty happy about that level of compromise. in the 6 months I've had it, I haven't dropped it in the water yet while foiling... Seems to...
by bragnouff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

I'm using my son's Airush DNA 4m on 20m lines. Riding with small kites is all about riding fast otherwise it's too on/off. And to ride fast you need to be comfortable and not overpowered. If you have to keep your speed down because you're maxed out, and worried about a gust 2 kts stronger, it's much...
by bragnouff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6018

Re: A case for full face?

in kiting is you have a power source that pulls you away from the foil in wipeouts. A frequent issue (discussed by many here) is the board chasing you down after a forward fall and striking you in the head with speed, while you're floating in the water. ie: my avatar ;) And here is why I do love my...
by bragnouff
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 2092

Re: For an absolute newbie

Flying a kite in 8-10 kts requires skills. LOTS more than in 20kts... Skills to keep it in the air, then even more skills to generate reliable continuous power. You need to practice those skills extensively before you go on the foil. Try landboarding / snowkiting or at the very least, spend some tim...
by bragnouff
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One kite for old school AND foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: One kite for old school AND foiling

I'm puzzled to see people recommending the Reo. It's a great kite, no doubt about it, but when waveriding isn't even part of your listed requirements, the Enduro would fit the bill so much better for all other points. Sorry I don't buy into the "best kite for TTip", it goes against its wave DNA. If ...
by bragnouff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 99
Views: 23464

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Since we're talking about marginal wind kites, how would a large single skin kite function for hydrofoiling? Obviously if dropped in the water that is game over, but that's not unusual anyway in light winds. If it works at 5kts for snowkiting, how much more would be needed for hydrofoiling? https://...
by bragnouff
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Double Agent vs Alien Air/H4 to start & progress with?
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: Double Agent vs Alien Air/H4 to start & progress with?

I've used the DA 145 quite a bit without the foil when traveling. That wouldn't be my first choice at home, but when traveling, that definitely saved the day. You just have to not have crazy high expectations of performance in the surf, but it's pleasant, and with a bit of adaptation it feels OK. Su...
by bragnouff
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 3742

Re: The stagnant foiler.

I'd say, don't worry. Just remember why you foil / kite. For me it's all about being out there, and foiling surely does provide more days on the water. I probably don't learn something new, some days are far from being epic, but even then I still enjoy the feeling of gliding over water, zooming up a...
by bragnouff
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 18
Views: 1680

Re: too light to drift downwind?

(...) It is no problem dragging to the hydrofoil on its side IMO, take longer of course, but if you do it like you would with a TT upside down t.ex, it will work just fine :thumb: The lightness and ability to waterstart faster by far outweighs the extra time you sometimes need to bodydrag. 8) PF Ex...
by bragnouff
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dolphins
Replies: 22
Views: 1979

Re: Dolphins

It definitely happens more often to see dolphins when foiling than when kitesurfing, it could be just due to the fact that we ride further out where they feed, and we just cover more miles overall, but there is probably also something with the noise of the foil that tickles their curiosity and they ...

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