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by Dwight
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

The new heavy dual straps are nice improvement.

I tried one on at Surf Expo.
by Dwight
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5'4 FW Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: 5'4 FW Vanguard

It has not been replaced. They make 3 models in kite construction. Vanguard, Vader, Evo.

Vanguard become less popular when Vader was released. I think Vader is most popular. I ride Vader.
by Dwight
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1938

Re: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter

I've flown the 13m 2016 drifter and 13m element 5 a lot. I rate the element better on the 3 things you asked about. It's a more normal kite, meaning less performance compromised for wave riding.
by Dwight
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wind meters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1058

Re: Wind meters?

They are nice to have. Get the windtronic 2.
by Dwight
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2220

Re: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?

I like the extra cushion it gives to my harness. Like a pillow under my harness.
by Dwight
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foot hooks question
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Foot hooks question

I only ever use a front hook. They should sell them as singles.
by Dwight
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Gong strutless v2
Replies: 17
Views: 1735

Re: Gong strutless v2

I have the V1 Gong strutless. All the sizes have about 1m better low end. So 12m is like 13m. 9m like 10m low end. They stay in the air in way less wind that wave kite of same size. They feel like a feather in your hands. After awhile, going back to any strutted kite feels heavy and hard work at the...
by Dwight
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: another learning to gybe post!
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: another learning to gybe post!

Strapless wins if you have the skill to water start strapless

Otherwise a foot hook on the front is all you need.

No way I'd use both feet in straps.
by Dwight
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Underestimating popularity of mid size masts for free ride foils?
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Underestimating popularity of mid size masts for free ride foils?

Agree. 45cm worthless. 65cm should be the training length, then you keep it for shallow waters.
by Dwight
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wave kite foiling - preferred mast length
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Wave kite foiling - preferred mast length

These super thick SUP wings are more forgiving of breaches, so the short mast isn't as much of an issue as you might think.

Mine feels like it auto resets after a breach. No crashes.

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