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by juandesooka
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

Getting tighter and tighter turns is feels amazing so far, and there is still a lot of room for improvement on my part. Wing design can also further improve with wings that can handle breaching even better (like the new race wings) so turns off the lip with the wings throwing spray are possible. Al...
by juandesooka
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

PS style and grace ... or maybe not. This photo was one of the most ridiculed "kook of the day" posts ever. A foiler emulating the classic longboard cross-step to nose ride ... if this was on a 12' longboard, it would be considered stylish. On a foil it's considered a lame circus trick. The lesson b...
by juandesooka
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

There is a lot of talk about turns on a wave. I just try to get a wave/swell to engage my foil and drift my kite and ride as long as possible. Then go back upwind and do it again. To me the key sensation is the energy of the water engaging the foil. Trying to turn a foil on a wave face is too hard ...
by juandesooka
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

I know it might seem like nothing for many of you, but for me it feels great And there it is ... to paraphrase the old bumper stick, "only a foiler knows the feeling". Those photos look like nearly nothing to someone who doesn't know what they are looking at, but to you the rush of acceleration as ...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

As I have mentioned in the other Wave Foiling thread, I have tried the Clouds, and they also don't do it for me. That said, I have not had time to get used to them, as they were not mine. So far I have been having the best progress with a 6m ReoV5 with a modded bridle and the Hyperlink 7m UL. I can...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 34
Views: 2595

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

You are wrong there. With proper wave wings the wave will engage the with the foil. The kites power is not really an issue, mainly about keeping it in the sky on bottom turns as the foil is really flying towards the kite in that situation. In my recent videos, I am only wave powered and flying the ...
by juandesooka
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 8949

Re: Foil - wave riding

One particular occasion where an outer reef 1km out was breaking a big lazy 1.5 - double me size wave. I rode that bastard as it broke and reformed all the way into the beach. Pure magic. Becuase it was peeling and reforming i could get close into the impact zone safely and back out again both up a...
by juandesooka
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moon on a stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: Moon on a stick?

I punched through 4 holes in my BWS drifter kite surfboard for a single board travel combo. It's a little bigger than I'd prefer for my foil, but works fine. Bonus is the warm water jets tickling my feet while kite surfing. ;-) Similar to Slappy's buddy, I picked up a tomo vanguard kite board with t...
by juandesooka
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pain at the Elbow - Kiter's Elbow: Treatment & Prevention
Replies: 28
Views: 1605

Re: Pain at the Elbow - Kiter's Elbow: Treatment & Prevention

I’ve had this on and off for past 8 years or so. Worst thing for mine is stand up paddling and chainsawing. But it flares up with kite sessions where there’s excessive working the kite – such as high winds, small kite, riding toeside (surfboard or foil), where the kite is blasting against one arm. A...
by juandesooka
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large compact wings for surfing on a hydrofoil
Replies: 27
Views: 2226

Re: Large compact wings for surfimg on a hydrofoil

Interesting your experience. I used to love my stringy wings until I got used to riding the bigger wings. Now I still enjoy it, but it's a different style, and I have to say I find it really difficult to ride in comparison. We may have similar experiences just in reverse. I am so used to my stringy...

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