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by nothing2seehere
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

It is definitely lot harder to learn with strapless. Of course you want to keep straps as loose as possible. Straps tell you where you need to keep your feet. Straps also help with balance because you can direct the board by lifting your feet up also. I agree. Watching people learn strapless they s...
by nothing2seehere
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil skill progression steps
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Hydrofoil skill progression steps

For me, the progression of transitions has gone: Jibe to toeside no switch Jibe to heelside no switch Jibe to toeside with switch (this took me a long time to get without touching down) Jibe to heelside with switch Heelside 360 Heelside 180 (tack without switch) Toeside 360 Toeside 180 Tack (tack w...
by nothing2seehere
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil skill progression steps
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Hydrofoil skill progression steps

Haven't noticed a thread with suggested progression steps. So what I'm kind of looking for is the skills you can tackle that progress from one to the next to make the next skill easier to learn. E.g. I have never attempted a tack on a surf board before. So would learning a 360 on the foil be a skill...
by nothing2seehere
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 5003

Re: Kite Release Training

I don't actively practice releasing but last time I needed to I reckon it was less than half a second between noticing the problem (line breaking during a jump) and pushing the release. Understanding the hazards and when you are beyond your capabilities is as important as trying to build muscle memo...
by nothing2seehere
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Swimming Is The Best Exercise....
Replies: 18
Views: 10180

Re: Swimming Is The Best Exercise....

Woah! What time do you get up in the morning?

I get up at 6:30 to get to work at 8:00. Get home at 6 and then look for time to get on the water. You must be getting up at 5am in order to get 90 minutes in the gym!
by nothing2seehere
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12756

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

I think for most people, its about the different challenge. So with a directional instead of trying to do the same thing you might do in strong wind (which might be a bit disappointing if big air is your thing as you probably won't get that high), you might start off learning to do carving footswitc...
by nothing2seehere
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Peter Lynn Charger 3
Replies: 13
Views: 5394

Re: Peter Lynn Charger 3

Thanks! That's the type of feedback I needed. Its sometimes difficult to read between the lines of the marketing info.
by nothing2seehere
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Peter Lynn Charger 3
Replies: 13
Views: 5394

Re: Peter Lynn Charger 3

Out of interest - would this make a good first foil kite? I usually fly fast LEI kites so this looked a reasonable first step as the characteristics are closer to those of an LEI than some designs. I'm 80kg. Do a mixture of twin tip, surf board in the chop, hydrofoil and landboarding. Was thinking a...
by nothing2seehere
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them
Replies: 28
Views: 14836

Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Twin tips for 19 years, now foil board for 13 months, Rarely on the twin tip, apart from when the currents are strong or out for long distances,and a lot on holidays where rescue is not reliable, always uncliped when conditions are good and boosting big is on the menu. Now on a foil and due to the ...
by nothing2seehere
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight kites
Replies: 143
Views: 37063

Re: Eleveight kites

X4 ripstop is interesting. I remember the Naish guys (last year with their 4x ripstop) saying it was that much stiffer that it allowed them to reduce the amount of heavy duty fabrics (battens etc) in the trailing edge as the canopy supported its own profile better. Sounds like a good thing to me!

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