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by Lokihel
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendations for Best instruction and user friendly place to learn to Foilboard this summer
Replies: 8
Views: 4364

Re: Recommendations for Best instruction and user friendly place to learn to Foilboard this summer

Mauritius - Pointe d'Esny, not Le Morne.

Contact Speciliased Kiteboarding (https://specialisedkiteboarding.com/).
Great place to foil, great instructors, and your wife will enjoy the beautiful beaches, as well as the tons of other things Mauritius has to offer.
by Lokihel
Thu May 31, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 332
Views: 170707

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Liquidleisure wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 12:58 pm
all the team riders posting everytime #truekiteboarding.

What happening? :o :?:
That's old. It has been the official NKB hashtag for a while. For some reason they changed from #northkiteboarding a while back.
by Lokihel
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town - Drought
Replies: 24
Views: 6214

Re: Cape Town - Drought

You can still drink tapwater. No fighting, yet. drinking tap water ? sorry but I don't even trust tap water to brush my teeth of wash vegetables... I'm in Joburg so might be a different story but ecoli and other stuff in the water I don't want to die... My family in CT said the tap water started ta...
by Lokihel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town - Drought
Replies: 24
Views: 6214

Re: Cape Town - Drought

50L per day per person is the current water allowance.
By the 9th of April it could be down to 25L, which will have to be collected from water trucks.


Basically the situation is not good at all.
by Lokihel
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trim Issue North Dice 11m
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Trim Issue North Dice 11m

How much wind? My 12m Dice is a really nice kite, except if the wind is too light. It does not like to fly in light wind. Unlike some kites that will get along with a little power, my 2015 Dice will produce almost no power. Like an ON/OFF switch. Works perfectly until it doesn't anymore, without muc...
by Lokihel
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness

Actually carbon and aluminium have very similar heat expansion coefficients, which is why aluminium moulds/mandrels work well for prepreg carbon. However, permanently bonding the two isn't a very good idea: they will form a galvanic couple. On carbon spars, all aluminium or stainless steel parts are...
by Lokihel
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2681

Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Does it get even stronger the further you go north? Or does it drop? General rule of thumb is it decreases, but it depends on specific spots. Those thermal winds can be very tricky. A mountain or something in the far distance can affect the wind on the shore. If you're in Langebaan, you could be si...
by Lokihel
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Click Bar Official Unofficial Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 29457

Re: North Click Bar Official Unofficial Thread

can someone confirm that this click bar won't work with North Fuse with dual front line flagging? how come I ended up kites with single 5th, 1 front , 2 front flagging ....high Y low V ....actually once you get rid of the bar kitesurfing is great I looks like the single-line flagging bars are not c...
by Lokihel
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots
Replies: 36
Views: 2243

Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

No. I'm not good enough to justify wearing boots. I would look a lot cooler though :lol: there a quiet some who think like this...they for sure can tell you more about their experiences with crashes :naughty: I personally can never imagine wearing boots...having so many crashes where I kicked my bo...
by Lokihel
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots
Replies: 36
Views: 2243

Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

No. I'm not good enough to justify wearing boots.
I would look a lot cooler though :lol:

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