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by Mossy 757
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight

presmini wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:39 pm


What excites me most about this kite is the price point.
This. A quiver of Minima's would cost 57% of the cost of a similarly sized quiver of Souls. The 8.5 and 11 are both cheaper than comparably sized inflatables that won't boost anywhere near as well as the Minima.
by Mossy 757
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How do I get traction on the surface of my Alaia?
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: How do I get traction on the surface of my Alaia?

Never had a problem with surf wax in tropical places if using the right temperature. Sticky Bumps Base or Tropical, which is a little softer, worked great in Hawaii/Costa Rica/Virginia Beach
by Mossy 757
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How do I get traction on the surface of my Alaia?
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: How do I get traction on the surface of my Alaia?

Wax will only help it seal against seawater better. Not sure your reasons for avoiding this, but I have 2 homemade alaias that are both waxed and work AWESOME.
by Mossy 757
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: short lines
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: short lines

Video of Daniela Moroz waterstarting in light wind with a foil kite on short lines. Notice at :27 she reaches way up to pull her steering line while leaving the bar sheeted out. Thought this was a pretty good demonstration of a very technical waterstart.

https://vimeo.com/249609864
by Mossy 757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?

I wonder if a Soul or Hyperlink would just end up being more fun at a relatively small performance penalty. That's spot-on. Here's the thing though...that performance penalty is meaningless compared to the performance penalty you incur when you can't ride around the course without falling. So havin...
by Mossy 757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil kite quiver ...
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: hydrofoil kite quiver ...

So I read from your question: What is the use of a larger LEI if I have a larger foil kite as well? I can imagine some uses, like riding it properly powered with a displacement board when the fear of dropping it isn't really there. Using it to boost at the very top of its wind range. Backup kite you...
by Mossy 757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: short lines
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: short lines

I figure I can sacrifice some light wind, low end Once you figure out how to move the kite for power on shorter lines (more aggressive turning, more bold positioning in the wind window) I think you'll be surprised at how minimal the compromise here actually is. I was nervous to try shorter than 20m...
by Mossy 757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hello all help with rigging wipika air blast
Replies: 30
Views: 1609

Re: Hello all help with rigging wipika air blast

Also keep in mind that this equipment came from an era where people kited together in groups and had more of a communal safety vibe than the modern, solo-kiter has now. This is a testament to the evolution of the gear, the fact that I can launch/land by myself is because of how well this modern equi...
by Mossy 757
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?
Replies: 122
Views: 16781

Re: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?

The B or G string from an electric guitar should do you just fine for thin line.
by Mossy 757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?

So it all depends on WHY you want a foil kite, and what you want to do :D Well, I would eventually like to get, if not into racing, at least competent to try racing. I came to kiting from a sailboat racing background and so this is interesting to me. This would be one step on a journey in that dire...

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