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by stevez
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: KeNalu sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: KeNalu sale

I'm still waiting on a replacement fuselage, which is taking a long time for some reason.
I don't want to be without a big wing over the Christmas break, so in the meantime I pulled the trigger on a stringy big wing upgrade. We'll see how that goes :)
by stevez
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Yeah schenkles is the gold standard for paulownia foilboards. I also don't have those skills but still made a board I like. I've got a substantial amount of rocker, about 9cm in total. My board is laminated. It's not completely solid. I'll try to upload a pic or two. The only way you'll bend 18mm so...
by stevez
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?
Replies: 63
Views: 4912

Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

if you saw the live stream of the event last year, you'd see that young Oli was a last minute invite (someone was sick/hurt), literally landed in Cape Town in the morning and was riding in the event, and completely pushing the top riders. I don't care what kite he uses, I hope he's in the event, th...
by stevez
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: KeNalu sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: KeNalu sale

Well hopefully I'll get a small discount but even if I don't that's not that bad. You don't realistically expect to smash your foil into a reef at full tilt and not do some damage. I'm happy it's just the fuselage. Minor damage to the wing I can repair myself. But the slingshot setup looks good, loo...
by stevez
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: KeNalu sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: KeNalu sale

I've been using the Kenalu 775, and having a great time on it. Until yesterday at least, when I smashed into a reef while on a wave and broke the fuselage :( It's a very nice foil for riding waves. It's a different ride from the gofoil, and maybe a better foil for kitefoiling. More of a balance betw...
by stevez
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 41
Views: 3772

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

I think it's the best kept secret in this sport.
It's because it doesn't look like much, but that says nothing about how it feels.
It's an incomparably sublime feeling, foil on wave with no kite pull. For me nothing comes close.
You do need big wings to get the full experience.
by stevez
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large compact wings for surfing on a hydrofoil
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Large compact wings for surfimg on a hydrofoil

I came into some slingshot gear, so I've been experimenting with the H2 and H4 wings. Had a fun session last weekend in some decent size wind swells, was sure noticable when the H4 caught a wave, as it would accelerate downwind towards the kite to point of wondering if it could drift fast enough to...
by stevez
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 9375

Re: Foil - wave riding

As an example heres a pic of me heading out on a 40 knot day. 23456533_868285830001591_8098654805791773008_o.jpg Here's a picture of the same day same location of someone else on an sb in the impact zone. Now did I ride some of those waves on the foil? yes. Was i as deep as the sb rider. No. Was it...
by stevez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 9375

Re: Foil - wave riding

plummet wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:23 pm
I have ridden this wave on the foil...
Pics or it didn't happen :lol:

You keep posting this pic of a guy with a black kite riding this slab, but what's really called for is one with you charging it on a foil :wink:

Any form of photo or video evidence, pov or otherwise would be acceptable.
by stevez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 9375

Re: Foil - wave riding

The idea is that the kite is the tow-in :) I personally don't mind what it's called, or even what it is. As long as it's wind powered and not attached to the board. For now I'm in agreement that the cloud d's are the best option. Based on my own experience, and that I'm yet to see, in person or vide...

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