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by Flyboy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Re: Converting surf board

Thanks for the responses. My conclusion is not to mess around with my existing board, but possibly have a custom board made incorporating foil inserts. This would almost certainly be stronger/lighter than retrofitting.
by Flyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Re: Converting surf board

Now I get it, tiny surfboard in "golf bag" type of bag must be what you are doing. Sounds like your board is a candidate for a mopman style conversion. I would love to see pictures of the board or brand/model etc. By the way in case anybody doens't know this, international flight board bags are usu...
by Flyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Re: Converting surf board

Thanks for the replies. With regard to the travel bag: as I explained, I actually get a kite bag free, up to 20 kg. I have in the past been able to get my SB & TT, 2 kites & harness in it without being overweight. However, removing the TT (which I don't use) & adding a foil board PLUS the foil itsel...
by Flyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Re: Converting surf board

My airline is excellent: they actually take kiteboarding gear at no charge ... however, there's no way I can take my SB, a foil board, the foil, kites, harness, bars etc. & not be overweight (20 kg). Even if I put the kites in another bag, I think two boards & the foil will be overweight. It's not a...
by Flyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Converting surf board

I have a small (4'10") surfboard that I love. I have a Zeeko blue & white that I've only tried a couple of times so far. Looking to get some more practice on a trip to Cabarete next week. I can't take my SB & a foil board. How realistic is it to add mounting points on the SB to accommodate the foil?...
by Flyboy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2884

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

I see kites getting more specific and getting good at one specific goal. But there overall performance hasn't increases. Ie make it drift better it just worse or goes upwind worse. Makes something and awesome jumper it becomes a worse drifter. This is what I believe. There are only so many things y...
by Flyboy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 4995

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

I am going to be so brash as to suggest that all the people being critical on this thread are not people who have significant experience in real waves of consequence Sure the simple act of riding along the wave is not highly technical but there are just so many other factors and aspects to the feat...
by Flyboy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 4995

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

plummet wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:43 pm
I doubt very much that the trolls on this thread would even put a wet suit on.
Yeah - reminds me of the armchair surfers who pronounced that Lewis Crathern's Brighton Pier was no big deal, because anyone can jump high.
by Flyboy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 4995

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

To be fair if he had dropped in or even ridden part of a wave wouldn't it be on the clip instead of showing him ridding between them ? Agreed Nazare is a special wave to ride (go straight and run for it :)) but if surfers did it so could a kitesurfer ! I don't know. The sequences I'm seeing are ver...
by Flyboy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 4995

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

Do you have to be ON the wave for it to be considered a record..or can you claim it by say riding out way in front... Where is the line drawn..... Takes courage none the less but there was some better more legit stuff going down those days that's for sure. I think J Richmond was out there and going...

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