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by Greenturtle
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3154

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

Cut to bone on right shin from falling and connecting with mast.
I feel lucky I didn't damage leg bone more than the tiny chip it took out.

Falling is not always anticipated...so efforts to land clear can be too late.
by Greenturtle
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for sub 10 knot foiling
Replies: 19
Views: 1980

Re: Best kite for sub 10 knot foiling

+1 for the RRD emotion 17 (or similar strutless)
I can foil easily with this kite in 8 knots reasonable steady breeze. Still relaunches.

As for inland lakes - unless its a huge lake and/or its completely flat land and treeless all around, forget it. It will be too gusty and shifty.
by Greenturtle
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Edge V9 vs OR flite vs Core XR5
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Ozone Edge V9 vs OR flite vs Core XR5

I have a flite 12m-
If you want fast and direct kite reaction from bar input, this is the one.
Its notably more nimble compared to any other 12m kite I've tried. Big boosting- for sure.

But it sounds like you want a wider loop... Id say Edge for you.
by Greenturtle
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More and more riders on less and less spots?
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: More and more riders on less and less spots?

From what Ive seen Flat water spots with easier access (drive right onto the beach etc) certainly get the crowds more and more, but the community aspect of that is great, and is how we meet each other and form the alliances that will ultimately save spots from getting closed. Wave spots or just open...
by Greenturtle
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 44
Views: 3527

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

To be more on topic- There is a newer kite brand Monjet that specializes in ultra light wind kites. Some are hybrids single skin/closed cell for lightest possible weight plus water relaunch ability
One of these with a really low aspect foil would help push the bottom limits I would expect.
by Greenturtle
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 44
Views: 3527

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

Often overlooked light wind board that toally works is a longboard style surfboard 9ft+ Longboard plus my rrd emotion 17 kite is pretty fun actually and comparable to riding my hydrofoil in terms of how low of winds that can still be ridden. Plus most people already have one or can get one at a gara...
by Greenturtle
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 241
Views: 27196

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

I have to chime in here. First off, everything made of carbon in the kiteboarding industry is *ridiculously* overpriced. Even these knockoffs. I am a canoe racer. Anyone can buy a brand new, made to order, MADE IN USA, all carbon layup, 18 foot long(!), top-of-the-line racing canoe complete with sli...
by Greenturtle
Mon May 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Looking for a good kite for Foiling, any tips?
Replies: 31
Views: 3319

Re: Looking for a good kite for Foiling, any tips?

Just want to reiterate that single strut kites are not always lighter: Solo v2 12m is 7.5 lbs Flite v4 12m is 6.75 lbs Difference of .75 lb is pretty huge considering the Flite has 3 struts Actual size of these two kites is identical, laid out flat on the ground one on top of the other (Slightly dif...

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