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by AGK
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Outer Banks foiling spots
Replies: 30
Views: 3385

Re: Outer Banks foiling spots

I've ridden often at the nags head event site/windmill Point spot and would not be eager to foil there with a >70cm mast. There are many shallow areas where you would have a hard time restarting if you come off foil, unless you are very good, have a short mast, and/or ride overpowered. My peeve abo...
by AGK
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil vs TT at Body/Board dragging!
Replies: 29
Views: 2918

Re: Foil vs TT at Body/Board dragging!

I've been trying with very limited success to figure out shallow-water dragging -- this is an incredibly helpful thread -- please keep the detailed descriptions and pictures coming. Thanks!!!!
by AGK
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safest Control Bar
Replies: 85
Views: 9021

Re: Safest Control Bar

It is quite a problem than the BRM does a full release right away because sometimes releases happen inadvertently when you hand touch the QR system the wrong way. It can happens while doing a gibe, a tack or something else. When it happens I definitely prefer the kite to flag than to go away. I've ...
by AGK
Sat May 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: janky connections
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: janky connections

I have a 3/4 length deck pad on my paipo from https://wmfg.co/ . I just cut out circles for the bolts and washers with an exacto knife, and have never had any problem with the bolts -- they pretty much stay below the top of the pad. But I have been wearing booties so it's possible barefoot would be ...
by AGK
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travel review--learning to foil at Aquaholics St. Lucia
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Travel review--learning to foil at Aquaholics St. Lucia

I just spent a week on St. Lucia kitesurfing out of the Aquaholics location, and I recommend in very very highly. Simon and Ron are great people and the location is fabulous—flat water, rolling chop, and waves on different parts of the bay. Easy launching and landing, hammocks waiting in the shade b...
by AGK
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: shallow water and short masts -- a good option?
Replies: 3
Views: 750

shallow water and short masts -- a good option?

I'm getting ready to start the foiling learning curve sometime fairly soon, and many of my most convenient spots (Northern Outer Banks) have lots of shallows (so far I think I can count on 22-26 inches of water pretty reliably. I am certainly going to buy and use a full-length mast to learn on, and ...
by AGK
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Paipo and Shinnster riders: asking for upwind tips
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Paipo and Shinnster riders: asking for upwind tips

I have been riding a BRM Paipo for a few months and really like it — pretty much stopped using other boards. However, I have not been able to make it go upwind well in the lower part of my kites’ wind range. I’m a reasonably experienced kiter (and windsurfer before that) and have never had problems ...
by AGK
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4th Gen Prodigy and all new Control Bar
Replies: 51
Views: 7554

Re: 4th Gen Prodigy and all new Control Bar

Hey JZ -- Any details on the chicken loop release and re-connection? It looks different than the way you guys have always done it (which has always been perfectly functional but not the easiest to re-attach).

Thanks.
by AGK
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo: 10 & 12m Flite
Replies: 145
Views: 26350

Re: Ocean Rodeo: 10 & 12m Flite

Hey John/OR --

I really like my 17 m Flite, but find that it hits its top end pretty quickly and becomes hard to depower soon compared to the Prodigies. Can you compare the top end of a 12m Flite to a 12m Prodigy?

Andy
by AGK
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves
Replies: 69
Views: 28550

Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

I have had the best luck (and I've tried lots of things) with mostly-waterproof 2 mm neoprene gloves (Rip Curls are great) under 2 mm Neil Pryde open palm mittens. The combinations is pretty warm, and doesn't seem to cause any forearm fatigue. If you need to do anything that requires dexterity, you ...

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