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by juandesooka
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fire Wire vanguard, Vader adding foil?
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Fire Wire vanguard, Vader adding foil?

I got a used vanguard to do this but haven't pursued it yet. Similar to posts above, now that I'm using a wakeskate I don't feel like I want to use a surfboard for foiling much anymore. But I do find it handy for traveling, I brought a converted surfboard and foil board to Maui and it was good to ha...
by juandesooka
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?
Replies: 43
Views: 20308

Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Sharp corners and no curvature to match the shape of my foot? No thanks.. Sharp corners? Try 10 seconds of filing per corner. :lol: Matching curvature of your foot? Seriously? Could glue on some neoprene for padding to make it softer if sensitive feet. Though I guess less of a concern where I live,...
by juandesooka
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?
Replies: 43
Views: 20308

Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Cut a 2" x 6" strip from plastic cutting board. Heat it with paint stripping heat gun or stove element. Bend it into z pattern. Drill 2 holes. Voila, "unbreakable" foot hook for under a dollar. :-) I made one but never used it -- its strength is also a potential negative. For example if kite crashes...
by juandesooka
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 158
Views: 79182

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Isn't that a brand of paint? :wink:
by juandesooka
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124860

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

It might happen... I've made a couple sets....a stingy copy and a spitfire homage halfway between standard and xlw (I like to think I was the inspiration for xlw as I'd heard the speed issues and thought a bigger wing would be better ;-) my plan is to make a sup foil set in canard format next. I wa...
by juandesooka
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124860

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Really I think something like a circa 1200cm “Carver XL” would make me quite happy, and hopefully still go well over 20 knots. Even better if a bit lighter than the solid g10 wings... :thumb: Sheet of G 10, a few hours sanding, and a few drilled holes, you have your diy version, with naming rights ...
by juandesooka
Mon May 21, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: old fart round the world tour
Replies: 26
Views: 14064

Re: old fart round the world tour

Some general thoughts: 1) I can't imagine traveling the world & only being focused on kiting. I'd choose places that were interesting as well as being good for kiting - there are plenty of them. 2) You ought to improve quickly enough that kiting in waves will become a major attraction. As an older ...
by juandesooka
Sun May 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One Board - Kite and Surf Foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 8681

Re: One Board - Kite and Surf Foiling

I got a 5.6 tomo vanguard with intentions of putting in tracks for combo board....surfboard, surf foil, kite foil, kite surfboard. It is just barely big enough to surf but short enough to be fun kitesurf too. A combo board is great for travel. I already have that for kite foil and kite surf.....bws...
by juandesooka
Sun May 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Neo vs Cabrinha Drifter for wave/freeride
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

Re: North Neo vs Cabrinha Drifter for wave/freeride

I ha been riding bws for years and lately ocean rodeo roam. Waves when there are any and foiling when not. Ilike to go straight ddownwind in the swells so max drift is appreciated. I just got a liquid force wow. Fun kite but the slightly less drift is noticeable. Wants to fly forward more actively, ...
by juandesooka
Sun May 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One Board - Kite and Surf Foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 8681

Re: One Board - Kite and Surf Foiling

I got a 5.6 tomo vanguard with intentions of putting in tracks for combo board....surfboard, surf foil, kite foil, kite surfboard. It is just barely big enough to surf but short enough to be fun kitesurf too. A combo board is great for travel. I already have that for kite foil and kite surf.....bws ...

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