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by K-Roy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6040

Re: A case for full face?

it was the front wing, he fell on it throat first as the board buckled under him.
it was factory setting, no sanding, its not sharp to touch (like the trailing edge on the mast) but of coarse landing on it with force, physics change...
by K-Roy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6040

Re: A case for full face?

BWD wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Fess up what gear almost killed the child?
he was on a strapless pocket board, with a carbon foil...
by K-Roy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6040

Re: A case for full face?

I'm also safety conscious. However, I'm not sure if we can cover all bases with the full helmet. My son is a competent foiler, and still, during a flying tack, he crashed and fell on the blade, cut his neck. Fortunately, it was not to deep... So, now we looking at a few choices, ride "naked" or dres...
by K-Roy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 3757

Re: The stagnant foiler.

I will think about a bigger wing. But i like to go fastish. So reducing the speed for a big slow wing just so i can practice transitions might not be fun for me. I was thinking the same, before I got the 1000cm2 front wing (Fone) and have to say I was pleasantly suprised to go 45 kmh on it (measure...
by K-Roy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 57
Views: 4724

Re: selfish short term kite industry

my Son is 17, he love's to kite and comes with us to all the trips all the time, we even take him out of school if the forecast is good ;-) in my experience, he progresses far quicker when surrounded with like minded youngsters then middle aged people who are more interested in other activities when...
by K-Roy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 57
Views: 4724

Re: selfish short term kite industry

the reason for having younger riders on a kite spot is not to be cool but to push the limit on the water and not in the bar...
by K-Roy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!
Replies: 103
Views: 7095

Re: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!

recoprianto wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Leon van Bergen wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:18 pm
K-Roy wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:56 pm


the one like this? (missing)
ours came off the first day...
:-(

20180918_185051.jpg
Yes that one !
Just go to the woo website and file a warranty. I did and they are sending me a new clip for free.
Woo got back to me next day, they are being very helpful, great support!
by K-Roy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 4363

Re: Casualty in Sicily

R.I.P. and condolences to the family.

my information from someone who was there at the time is: " the wind was around 15 knots, rider was on a 12m, kite looped and throw him on land."

be safe!
by K-Roy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?

I have two sets of Fone foil, both all carbon exept one mast which is aluminium, and the "head" to fit in to the KF box is carbon or carbon composit, actually it's the same as the one on the carbon mast, so there is no differents regarding corrosion. (it has a brass or bronze like insert fitted for ...
by K-Roy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?

I dont rinse or take apart, only if I have to.
I do use lubrication on the screws, from time to time...

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