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by jkrug
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite advice Chrono, Hyperlink, Soul
Replies: 48
Views: 25662

Re: Foil Kite advice Chrono,Hyperlink, Soul

You just need to follow that rule to avoid swimmming: if you can't jump more then 2 mast heights is time to go ashore. that might be a good rule IF the wind never dropped out suddenly and completely, but most of us know it can and sometimes does. Whether you drop your foil kite or your LEI, it ain'...
by jkrug
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite advice Chrono, Hyperlink, Soul
Replies: 48
Views: 25662

Re: Foil Kite advice Chrono,Hyperlink, Soul

yeah, my experience with foils was the same. lasted two days on it and went back to LEI. problems: all those damn lines on the kite, the unbearable slowness of the kite, the fear of dropping it into the water. i know i could've gotten better at flying it, but i genuinely disliked the feel of them kn...
by jkrug
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does 2018 Enduro 12m have better low end than Neo 10m2?
Replies: 7
Views: 4213

Re: Does 2018 Enduro 12m have better low end than Neo 10m2?

unless there is something seriously wrong with either kite, any 12m will have better low end than any 10m. and any 12m will be slower turning than any 10m. you can't fool physics.
by jkrug
Tue May 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingy & LF taking competitor wings
Replies: 18
Views: 11071

Re: Slingy & LF taking competitor wings

revhed sure did hate the first generation of LF foils though. They really did suck :thumb: And even more sucking for guys who bought them because of L F "hype" marketing and now know they suck and can not resell. If the "funny foil" was so great as L F claimed it was, why discontinued? And yes they...
by jkrug
Sun May 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?
Replies: 41
Views: 20322

Re: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?

After 3 knee injuries from snowboarding I have no cartilage left in my knee and I plan on having stem cell therapy performed after the summer kite season. My doctor (who also works on the Seahawks) says he’s seen improvements in 75% of patients two years on after treatment. Can any doctors weigh in...
by jkrug
Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going from Short Mast to Long mast Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 19287

Re: Going from Short Mast to Long mast Advice

that's why i said i wasn't talking about the 'real short masts'. imagine the ease of riding a 1 inch mast. but we're talking approximately 60cm vs 90cm here, i think. when i first learnt (and believe me, i still consider myself a beginner after 6 months under my belt), i went from 18 inch mast (1 da...
by jkrug
Sat May 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going from Short Mast to Long mast Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 19287

Re: Going from Short Mast to Long mast Advice

i actually find the shorter mast is harder because there is less room for error. I learned on a long mast with a beginner type wing (LF Rocket setup), but then got Impulse Wing with shorter mast. I find touching down with the board is much more likely with the shorter mast, and that seems to make se...
by jkrug
Tue May 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 186
Views: 53562

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

jkrug, how would you compare Ultra 12m to Wave 12m, please? I have had the Wave 12m, and while the 9m Wave was really good, the 12m I felt was a bit dull (perhaps every 12m kite is). Does the Ultra 12m turn quicker than the 12m Wave and does the Ultra generate power when turning or only when flying...
by jkrug
Mon May 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 186
Views: 53562

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

I agree, it's weird how few comments there are on 12m from people who own it. 9 seems to be a good one. there's a bunch of us here that have the UL 12m. maybe we're not commenting because we're out foiling with it so much. but seriously, it's a great foiling kite and hangs up there in the lightest ...
by jkrug
Mon May 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?
Replies: 41
Views: 20322

Re: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?

i had stem cell therapy on my shoulder, it was a complete waste of $6000 which insurance didn't cover and came with quite a bit of pain (during the procedure) too. but some others had some success with it. the key is to find a doctor willing to tell you the truth. the doctor i saw wanted my money, e...

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