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by Foil
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Lake Como, where to go

I have been both ends of the summer, and all months in between. The wind seems most reliable when its hot during the day and cool at nights, but as foils don't require much wind you can choose any summer month, however late summer, July and August and even September are my preferred times as the wat...
by Foil
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lake Como, where to go
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Lake Como, where tot go

Just returned after 2 weeks of foiling on lake Como. I have been a regular at Como for 18 years, even traveling there on a motorbike from the Uk with a Ttip, 14mtr kite, and all the gear, including my wife, and enough gear for a 2 week holiday. There are many places to launch, but only a few that ar...
by Foil
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?
Replies: 31
Views: 1421

Re: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?

I only ever undo 2 bolts, the ones that attach the mast to the fuselage, then the neoprene home made covers slip over the front and rear wings to protect the car and the carbon wings. the reasons why I only undo the 2 bolts mentioned are - I have found that these two bolts tend to loosen themselves ...
by Foil
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4645

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

To get to a ripe old age without learning this magical sport might well be a one of the things you will regret never experiencing. and you may then end up saying to yourself over and over again- "I wish I had learnt that foiling thing when I was younger and fit enough to enjoy it" It is a magical fe...
by Foil
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4645

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

Not sure if it's a UK thing, but they just don't seem to be common at all - I've seen them all over the internet for years but never seen them here. Never seen a foil windsurfer either. Personally I can see why, we have very gusty wind, most beaches I ride at are rocky or weedy and have fairly heav...
by Foil
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4645

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

coffeeking wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Never met a foiler.
I did meet a twin tip guy down at New Brighton during the week who checked out my foil as I was setting up and he asked what is was, as he had never seen one before.
Mad or what? :-o
by Foil
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4645

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

Maybe 10% now at New Brighton,
4% of who sail at Rhosneigr,
same at Newbrough,
1% at Ainsdale (Steve)
0% at West Kirby.
by Foil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What a good 31 mile session looks like on my gps
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: What a good 31 mile session looks like on my gps

my 31 mile 5 hour session was done on my wave wing 633 in a wave bay so speed was not a target.just fun carving and riding on smooth wave sets. A few weeks ago I did a 38 mile session over a lunch time session, but this time on the massive expanse of lake Como, and using my race wings, my maximum sp...
by Foil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1234

Re: Sand your trailing edges

yep, that looks frightening. I have seen the video before and sanded my edges a little less sharp, and then finish with a few full length strokes at 90 deg to the edge to flatten off the edge. however as I have been wearing a shortie every day on holiday I now have two identical slash wounds across ...
by Foil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 662
Views: 176219

Re: Moses 2018

I am with the folks who believe you need a fast wing as well as the wave wing 633. which fast wing is personal choice, all those wings above are great, all are fast.(I have in the recent past owned them all) But the race wing 637 feels faster and smoother at speed, the only downside for me are the s...

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