Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 562 matches

Go to advanced search

by Slappysan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer
Replies: 16
Views: 2363

Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

FLandOBX wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:29 pm
At 0:29 and 0:54. Seals? River Otters? :o
Honestly it's probably just Bull Kelp, there is a ton of it at some of the kite spots in Victoria where Reece is from.

There are also Seals, Sealions and Otters too, but that just looked like kelp.
by Slappysan
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 3575

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

The crowd clearly thought the kiter had the right of way as they all started yelling "hey puta!" once the surfer dropped in on him.
by Slappysan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1694

Re: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?

I'll go out in 6 knots with my low aspect foil board and 17m C2 kite. If I drop the kite I'm swimming in. If it lulls to 4 knots when my kite is in a bad position, I'm swimming in. My swims are usually 500-1km, but they aren't really swims as the kite still does the work pulling you to shore. It tak...
by Slappysan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: sitting on the board to relaunch
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: sitting on the board to relaunch

I have a low volume board and don't find it helps to try and sit on it when LW relaunching.

Instead I wear a second leash and leash up the board before attempting the relaunch, that way if it's too light to get it back up I don't lose the board.
by Slappysan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Skimboard foils
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Skimboard foils

I mounted my original LF foil to a LF twinskim and it's worked great, no straps though. I don't understand why width would be an issue, you're only on the board for a second before you take off on to the foil.

Are skim boards good for touchdowns and rail strikes? Nope, they aren't.
IMG_4735s.jpg
IMG_4735s.jpg (60.36 KiB) Viewed 194 times
by Slappysan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Naish Foiling 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 4118

Re: Naish Foiling 2018

Sup kiting is actually a lot more difficult ( and less functional) than you would think, I am an avid sup surfer and kiter and having given sup kiting a bit of a go I put it firmly in the why bother category. Adding a foil might improve the situation but that's an experiment I wouldn't invest in. I...
by Slappysan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling transitions in 5 knots
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Hydrofoiling transitions in 5 knots

I am only puzzled why everyone says that tacking is easier/safer when on the edge of to low-end. It's easier because to jibe you'll be headed straight downwind at around 10 knots, when there is only 6 knots of wind that means slack lines. It's safer because you have the chance of catching a wingtip...
by Slappysan
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling transitions in 5 knots
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Hydrofoiling transitions in 5 knots

I'm not a great foiler, only just started doing flying jibes even though I've been foiling for a few years. The reason is that I only foil in light wind, often such that dropping the kite means a swim in. In those conditions working on foiling jibes is a big risk so I rarely do it. My go to techniqu...
by Slappysan
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Naish Foiling 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 4118

Re: Naish Foiling 2018

I’m referring to it being hard to get kite to pull you up to your feet. Once standing, it’s easy to foil it. Getting to your feet on a massive sup, is nothing like getting up strapless on a surfboard. Surfboard is easy by comparison With the board being 120L as long as you weigh under 100 kg you ju...
by Slappysan
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Naish Foiling 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 4118

Re: Naish Foiling 2018

Starting it flat is also super hard. I'm curious why it's hard to start flat. I would imagine you just learn the foot placement behind a boat or as SUP on a wave then just put your feet there and start power strokin'. When you start on a normal kite foilboard you get up a a planing hull first, then...

Go to advanced search

cron