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by lodwik
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No Bias Review of Cabrinha Apollo 16&14m
Replies: 26
Views: 6699

Re: No Bias Review of the Cabrinha Apollo 16m

just purchased a 10 & 14 meter apolloy they both fly great However my problem is with light wind self launch & re-launch the 14 for me is impossible to stand on it edge & get back to the bar to & launch , the only way was to put it nose up & hot launch once it is in the water ,even standing in the s...
by lodwik
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift/MHL hydrofoil performance
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

Lift/MHL hydrofoil performance

I have now had the 2015 lift for 4 months & it is performing as well or better than all the other foils I have ridden so far , previous foil was a Zeeko 2014, the top end speed is not as good as some of the race foils , but other performance characteristics are better I am 220lbs :cry: , my up wind ...
by lodwik
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Caution for Carafino Invoices
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Caution for Carafino Invoices

Also he is also issuing unauthorized freight charges on your credit card if he has the number
by lodwik
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Caution for Carafino Invoices
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Caution for Carafino Invoices

He is at it agian I disputed charges with Carafino for none delivery of 2 foils & boards foils . He shipped me my first 2 boards then my foils & (2 board & foils for a friend who paid him direct ) Now he claims it was all for me & has told the credit card company he supplied all to me . so I am now ...
by lodwik
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2 vs 3 straps
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: 2 vs 3 straps

I prefer 2 straps for freestyle riding ( it is also much easier to learn) Current using a 2009 race board around 5'6", good rocker,square tail ,& about 2 " thick . for the foil drilled 1" hole through the top & to the bottom glass ,then removed more fam so the inside hole is around 1.5", filled it w...
by lodwik
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino Update May 28
Replies: 40
Views: 8533

Re: Carafino Update May 28

we have all just ridden the race board with the standard wind (think that is all he currently sending , have not seen a race wing yet ) I have 2 on back order ..
by lodwik
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino Update May 28
Replies: 40
Views: 8533

Re: Carafino Update May 28

Yes they have arrived , I know of 6 boards & foils delivered to friends
So far ,I can ride it as well as my 2013 lift for swells jives & jumps :bye:
by lodwik
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board rescue while foiling
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: board rescue while foiling

Have picked up twin tips & returned them to the newbie . :baby: This only works for me if they have a handle in the centre of the twin tip & the wind is under 20mph . once foiling fly the kite one handed , to get downwind through the board away from you & the foil . First time I tried it took me a f...
by lodwik
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Carafino Updates: General Topic
Replies: 563
Views: 69180

Re: Carafino Updates: General Topic

I have never seen so much negativity to anyone as what has gone against Carifino :cry: anyone starting a company with a new product know the draw backs & problems that occur . Personally I believe it is coming from the over prices competitors. For the price of 1 Zeeko (which is falling apart with le...
by lodwik
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strapped or strapless ?
Replies: 33
Views: 4888

Re: Strapped or strapless ?

Find it almost impossible to get on the board in swells & tidal flow without straps . Just using one front strap was no better , for me ,a port start was ok , starboard , really difficult . Flat water , all is much easier . Tried hooks , but the ones I tried , just destroyed them with the pressures ...

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