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by max
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocket board width
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Pocket board width

many boards are still designed like old no foiling or hybrid boards, even if they have no fin option :roll: . Konvex decks, narrow flat noses, long tails, normal rails and many other details are IMHO remains from the old world and have nothing to do with well shaped real foil boards. hi Horst . . ....
by max
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Build #2
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Board Build #2

DartBoard wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:57 am
Very happy to report that I got out … Very happy overall :thumb: …. I just freakin kited with a family of whales!!!!@! HOLY CRAP!!! It must have been the new foil. I am sure of that now!!!! :)

:thumb:
by max
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Build #2
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Board Build #2

awesome write-up and build Matt :D my 118cm has about 6cm nose lift . . . wish it had a bit more but most accidental touch downs are fine, just the drops from near full height are generally not recoverable. I started a build with a lot more rocker but found that once I had the air gybes, I could not...
by max
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 241
Views: 27140

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

I've ordered a Chinese Takuma - rode the real one on sat and had a blast. It's nearly identical as far as I can see. This will cost me $440 versus $1400 USD plus shipping. This is how the Takuma went last weekend in lightish wind. I'm on a 9, buddy is on a 5 on my zeeko. https://vimeo.com/232342993...
by max
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside 180 tack . . . anyone got advice
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: toeside 180 tack . . . anyone got advice

this is a move I hope to conquer before end of summer wind season, but have been unable to get my head around it, seems so foreign, "where do the lines go?" I rigged up my 2m trainer kite last week and walked through it on land. So weird! I crashed the kite several times before figuring out the rot...
by max
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside 180 tack . . . anyone got advice
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: toeside 180 tack . . . anyone got advice

You need decent speed. I generally accelerate a little in prep so I have good speed and am feathering the power with the bar out a bit. Drift the kite high as you begin to point further upwind. As it approaches zenith and before you lose speed, carve upwind with the express intent on going right th...
by max
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: toeside 180 tack . . . anyone got advice
Replies: 10
Views: 860

toeside 180 tack . . . anyone got advice

the toeside 180 tack looks a cool move when done by a few of the free ride masters . . . does anyone who can do it or is trying it have any advice for someone who is building up to giving it a go . . . something more than just give it a go?
by max
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your favourite board and why ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: What's your favourite board and why ?

Starsky wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:46 pm
Flag53 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:58 am
Cheers guys

When it comes to deck shape what do people prefer, Concave , flat or domed ?
I really don't like a domed deck for foiling. Flat, thin and around 110 cm.

Can I ask why Starsky?
by max
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your favourite board and why ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: What's your favourite board and why ?

windmaker wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:57 am
Had all 3 types of decks. Don't like domed deck for foiling

Can I ask why . . . I have never used a domed deck but was looking at the EXO Levitaz which is domed.
by max
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Spleene Zone 5,6 from 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Spleene Zone 5,6 from 2017

The original Zone (my 5'7) is a lot flexier than the new 5'6. The flex is VERY noticeable on the original after riding the new one. The flex is nice on the knees but after riding the new Zone for a year or two, I wouldn't go back to it as my GO-TO board. Not sure about the 5'2 but I can picture the...

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