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by sedluk
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best "FreeRace" Foil Kite?
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: Best "FreeRace" Foil Kite?

Currently the Sonic 2 is the best freeride kite, once you have lots of experience with it. Light bar pressure, responsive and like to move. That being said, not really the best for a first time foil kite purchase. You are probably looking for a 12m Soul, sits back a little further into the wind wind...
by sedluk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: how important is pre-inflation?
Replies: 15
Views: 1517

Re: how important is pre-inflation?

I use a foil board so not launching big kites in strong wind. I never bother to pre inflate anymore, I lay the kite directly down wind and get all the lines untangled, slowly launch the kite and use plenty of bar pressure to inflate the tips. The Soul is super easy to inflate so you can do whatever ...
by sedluk
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ultra light foiling 1-5 knots
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Ultra light foiling 1 -5 knots

When you were swimming back to the beach, did you have the whole kite rolled up, partially rolled or just the wing tips together?
by sedluk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: reduce barpressure on sonic 2
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: reduce barpressure on sonic 2

I think the Sonic 2 has reasonably light bar pressure, you can consider the Sonic Race. 3 pulleys and lines bridle lines directly out to the tips results in very light bar pressure.
by sedluk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do foil kites stay in the air better?
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Do foil kites stay in the air better?

I often spend time in southern California in the winter, light onshore wind and big surf is the norm. I find that if the surf is more than 1 meter and the wind is less than 9 knots, it is really tough no matter what the kite. I usually go to a beach where it is shallow for a ways, that seems to help...
by sedluk
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: BRM Clouds arbitrage opportunity
Replies: 10
Views: 1601

Re: BRM Clouds arbitrage opportunity

I was on Maui last fall and could have used a new smaller kite so I emailed them, Greg wanted to see if I really needed one and I did not end up buying one. All that said, Greg really does care about his customers and wants to give them the best service. The kites are great (if you can get them), I ...
by sedluk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?
Replies: 21
Views: 2906

Re: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?

I have a little different take on it. If the wind is expected to be 5-9 knots, I will take a 12m, 15m and 18m to the beach and use whichever is best suited. Like most free riders on a foilboard, I generally choose the smallest kite that I can reasonable get away with. With light winds around 7-8 kno...
by sedluk
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer VMG
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Re: Flysurfer VMG

I have the Sonic 2 9m and the Sonic Race 7m, I have all of the Sonic 2 kites. I don't find that the 9m really flies any different to the 11m other than being smaller. I find that the wind is a little more gusty when higher in the places that I fly it. I have been using shorter lines on the 9m, 18m l...
by sedluk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer VMG
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Re: Flysurfer VMG

It looks like the aspect ratio went down with the VMG compared to the Race, seems a little weird that the more racy VMG kite has a lower aspect ratio. I have several of the Sonic Race kites and all of the Sonic 2 kites. They fly a little different, I prefer the Sonic 2 but like the Race in the bigge...
by sedluk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this!
Replies: 282
Views: 20657

Re: Don't buy a CORE kite before you read this!

I broke a bridle line on a German kite a few weeks ago, I had a kite in a tree and was glad that I only had one broken bridle line. I went online, selected my kite and bridle line and something like 5 days later it arrived and I was happy.

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