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by Jyoder
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 76
Views: 18904

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

This concern about breaking during sudden QR release isn’t a concern for me. It’s unlikely and the bar will be pulled out of your fingers anyway.
by Jyoder
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 76
Views: 18904

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

So I ordered supplies to make a carbon bar. Today I was out foiling on 9m lei with LF response bar in 12mph increasing to 20mph winds and became way overpowered. I tried to get an idea of the max abuse a bar might get foiling and realized I was loading it up with good ~50lbs?? of bar pressure when r...
by Jyoder
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?

If you are just learning, wait to buy and instead get comfortable with what you have.
by Jyoder
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 777
Views: 125545

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Maybe dumb question, but Any tips on getting epoxy applied well and evenly between two tubes slid together? If the tube is long and the fit is tight, how do you get that reinforcement piece glued well in the middle without losing too much epoxy on the slide in?
by Jyoder
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Simple Foilboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Simple Foilboard?

Hover glide is heavy. Wood is heavy. If you don’t add a big deckpad for flotation it will sink or at least sit low in water and be hard to find/see after a crash.
by Jyoder
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Simple Foilboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Simple Foilboard?

I know of someone who almost lost their foil when their ply board broke at the front edge of the foil plate. Gotta make sure you glass it strong enough.
by Jyoder
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Simple Foilboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Simple Foilboard?

It can be as simple as fiberglassing a piece of plywood, but it will be much harder to learn on. I did it and it took a while to learn, but it was still a fun experience. If you have time and patience, go for it.
by Jyoder
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shoulders Forward?
Replies: 30
Views: 13693

Re: Shoulders Forward?

To waterstart like this, position the board like you normally would for strapless waterstart with back hand and then twist your hips with knees hugging your chest and plant your feet as you dive the kite, or loop it. Let the board get pulled to point downwind more than you usually would and lean bac...
by Jyoder
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shoulders Forward?
Replies: 30
Views: 13693

Re: Shoulders Forward?

Sorry to revive an old thread but I wanted to share how I've progressed to this "toes to the nose" stance as well and love it. Prior to this I could gybe toeside and heelside with some success but not switch feet. Riding toeside for long is tiring and using this stance instead makes it a non-issue. ...
by Jyoder
Fri May 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 8614

Re: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar

A big part of initially learning to foil is learning how to crash safely, including learning when to bail instead of trying to save it. Front foot pressure as you fall off helps. Sheeting all the way in and starting kite to zenith also helps. Rigging a large enough kite so you can keep it high in th...

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