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by Slappysan
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

This vest isn't high enough floatation IMO.

I would get the NP Surf High Hook if you ride a seat harness. I've been kiting since 2004 and it's the one I wear for all my sessions besides the shallow water ones.

If you wear a waist harness get the Dakine Surface or LF Supreme vests.
by Slappysan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wear on surf bootie sole
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Wear on surf bootie sole

I buy $10 knock off crocs 2 sizes too big and wear them over my booties until I'm about to hit the water. The still wont last forever, but they will last a lot longer.
by Slappysan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

pebbles wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:04 am
Tona Pop
The Tona Pop is one of the few boards that do well in both disciplines, even if it's not idea at the park it's still a great kiteboard.
by Slappysan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer
Replies: 16
Views: 2612

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: 4107

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: 44
Views: 2918

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: 1094

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: 1326

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.
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by Slappysan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Naish Foiling 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5466

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: 1120

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...

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