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by kruzlifix
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil board leash
Replies: 44
Views: 12056

Re: Hydrofoil board leash

sorry, Peter that I am not clear in explaining and you don’t get it.... it is not so much about towing (that was just to demonstrate that a foilboard only more or less goes without lot of resistance in one direction) but rather not loosing your board while trying to relaunch in suboptimal wind condi...
by kruzlifix
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil board leash
Replies: 44
Views: 12056

Re: Hydrofoil board leash

Well, I was talking about a low volume board and not a fall (you noticed: it was diving like a brick.) Also not using a „leash“ while kiting, only in situations wit no wind, kite down and maybe waves or current so you will lose your board if not attached. Btw I also ride a moses t 60. but I cannot t...
by kruzlifix
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil board leash
Replies: 44
Views: 12056

Re: Hydrofoil board leash

On a hf the board leash has to be attached to the front, preferably a bit to the side, so you don t get hit when the board gets foiling and is faster than you. That is the only way you can drag a hf behind you. You canot pull a hydrofoil with a leash attached to the rear. It will act like an anker a...
by kruzlifix
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning to foil- strapped or strapless
Replies: 20
Views: 1900

Re: Learning to foil- strapped or strapless

If you value safety more over may be a bit more time to learn, you should should use as little straps as possible..... The so called "mushroom" or "flip-flop" gimmick has helped me a lot during my first attempts. I had enough grip on the board, could let got of it in a millisecond and therefore neve...
by kruzlifix
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken loop, depowerstraps and kiteleash good bye!
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Chicken loop, depowerstraps and kiteleash good bye!

Well, the North clicker bar and OR stick shift have at least one good thing in common: no need for a frontline depower and as a side-effect one front-line can directly function as a kiteleash. But you can do that also with a standard bar. Here is what I did to my Cabrinha bar: 1) Getting rid of the ...
by kruzlifix
Thu May 26, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?
Replies: 99
Views: 12604

Re: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?

sorry, probably some dumb questions:
what gives you less abrasion? a thicker or smaller rope?
5 mm as proposed by ride engine?
what would be the disadvantage of a bigger rope eg 3/8" (9mm)? if the bigger the less abraison....
may I have to drill a bigger hole in the carbon spreaderbar...
br
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by kruzlifix
Tue May 10, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil

But like Davesails said - get your board as the very first thing when you crash in light wind - you dont need to sit on the board as this dont work well on really small boards, but having your arm rest on the board makes you way less tired as you dont have to swim to keep yourself floating, and you...
by kruzlifix
Tue May 10, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil

i almost had a boat go over my board a couple days ago when i became detached and was thinking about some sort of leash to the nose of the board just for relaunching the kite how did you affix the leash to the nose It was easy.... just drilling through the board, pulling a rope through the hole and...
by kruzlifix
Sat May 07, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil

well, may be you canot see, but the board I am using has no volume at all. it just floats with the foil attached. so I canot sit on it...
andreas
by kruzlifix
Sat May 07, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Safety boardleash attachement for hydrofoil

Yesterday I had another " near death experience": I was out foiling when the wind suddenly droped and I had to self-rescue myself back to shore. I always have 2 m kiteline on my harness to secure the board in those situations. I attached the line to my foilboard at the standard board leash attachmen...

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