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by juandesooka
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: too light to drift downwind?

So: has this happened to anyone else? Yes to an extent, I just recently changed my high volume (21 liters) board to a low volume (5 liters or so) and noticed the same thing, the board did not come and meet me, in fact I had to body drag up wind to get it... I didn't think much of it till I read you...
by juandesooka
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Biggest waves I’ve had on Lake Huron
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Biggest waves I’ve had on Lake Huron

My family has a cottage at Inverhuron. I spoke to my uncle yesterday, he said it was the biggest surf on the lake he can recall ... and he's been going there 50 years! It wiped out the fire pit, which is quite a ways up from the shore. Good on ya for scoring some. PS is that Kincardine?
by juandesooka
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil comparison table
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: Hydrofoil comparison table

Similar to kites, it feels to me like the foil industry is "maturing" ... by which I mean it doesn't seem like there are seriously deficient foils (or kites) on the market that just don't work. Some may work better than others for specific things, and every rider has their preference (usually the on...
by juandesooka
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 4086

Re: Casualty in Sicily

You will for sure pardon my poor english since this will be a long post. I was thinking yesterday night about the accident. Apparently, every of us here in front of our pc screen is cautious and reasonable. The video of the squall coming speaks for itself, it's a totally no go situation. It's so ea...
by juandesooka
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is my instructor bias regarding buying gear?
Replies: 46
Views: 2450

Re: Is my instructor bias regarding buying gear?

Go to the beach a few times under normal wind conditions. What is everyone riding. Since you're light, get a kite on the smaller side of the range. X2. I'd be very cautious about relying on reported winds from websites or weather stations. There are so many local variations, that they are at best a...
by juandesooka
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil comparison table
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: Hydrofoil comparison table

Couple good ones here. The tables in the first are quite helpful, providing lift and max speeds. Not specifically aimed at kiting, more about how to select between surf/sup/wake alternative uses. http://www.mackiteboarding.com/Foilboarding-Styles-Foil-Fridays-Ep-01/ http://www.mackiteboarding.com/hy...
by juandesooka
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 106
Views: 4935

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

This really depends on the spot, like Toby pointed out, if you have 25+ knots everyday, you wont foil much i guess. But if like me, you have 60% of the day with a seabreeze between 5 and 12 knots, you wont touch the TT much. I started foiling for light wind kicks, then found out the 25kt+ foil days...
by juandesooka
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 106
Views: 4935

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

Very good question. Seems to be folks who look at it as a light wind option and then there are those who strictly ride foil in any situation... Interesting to see how it somewhat divides the kiting community....kind of like the division between the windsurfers and the kiters.....the foilers vs. the...
by juandesooka
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Prodigy??
Replies: 37
Views: 16042

Re: Prodigy??

I am on roam and before that bws. Prodigy 12m is grunty. Turns faster but has more bar pressure. Works fine.....but I prefer roam.better drift too.
by juandesooka
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much discount on a 2016 kite?
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: How much discount on a 2016 kite?

Retail kite pricing often seems to have a msrp (manufacturer suggested retail price) that pretty much no one pays and then an actual retail price. So when talking % off......need to know what price you are starting with. For example. ...one brand I am familiar with introduced an ambassador program w...

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