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by borist
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil board leash
Replies: 44
Views: 12321

Re: Hydrofoil board leash

I see some foil boards have a leash plug on the nose of the board. What us the purpose of this leash? I can't imagine having a leash from the nose to my leg. That would be like putting a collar and leash on a great white shark and " going for a swim ". Is it leash plug or GoPro mount plug? Mine had...
by borist
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Airush choptop 5’3” as a foil board
Replies: 8
Views: 2977

Re: Airush choptop 5’3” as a foil board

Board is fine for learning. It will be a bit too big once you build skills but might stay useful for very ligh wind days Spit with XLW wings is forgiving and should be beginner friendly. I see a problem with having a floaty wide board with a heavy foil. Not exactly a good combo for beginner straples...
by borist
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Knife - what to you think?
Replies: 33
Views: 6990

Re: Knife - what to you think?

I think a blunt tip would be much better. If you have lines wrapped around a body part, with those knives, there will be blood. Unnecessary , just get one with a blunt tip. Yup. In emergency when possibly cutting lines under water, locating them by feel rather than sight and in hurry, a pointy stra...
by borist
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: which kite to complement Ozone Hyperlink 12m and Ozone Chrono V2 UL 18m
Replies: 27
Views: 6383

Re: which kite to complement Ozone Hyperlink 12m and Ozone Chrono V2 UL 18m

I find HL's front stall very mild, a possible issue only at gusty spot. You could use brake cross-line to prevent it on land or put couple inch long pigtails on front lines. You can trim that amount in easily if you want to get lines even while riding.
by borist
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: which kite to complement Ozone Hyperlink 12m and Ozone Chrono V2 UL 18m
Replies: 27
Views: 6383

Re: which kite to complement Ozone Hyperlink 12m and Ozone Chrono V2 UL 18m

I will second jakemoore in the notion that 15m AR15 will be redundant kite for you. As he mentioned Hyperlink is much better kite than Pansh. HL 12m is currently my low end option. I own AR15 in 9m and 12m. Hardly ever use them. Owned 18m as well but sold it very quickly when I realized I do as well...
by borist
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is the rise of foiling affecting the sales of big light wind kites?
Replies: 17
Views: 2047

Re: Is the rise of foiling affecting the sales of big light wind kites?

What I don't understand is the use of single or no-strut on a hydrofoil in light wind . These kites just don't have a good wind range .... Hmmm, if I want to ride in light wind why do I care much about "good wind range"? Recently did a side-by-side ride with Naish Trip 12m and ASV XR 11 in light wi...
by borist
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 65
Views: 25747

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

Any tips on learning to foil jybe in lumpy choppy sea? A typical day for me is 1.5 - 2m swell 15-25 knots. I get a swell chop combo that means the sea is in a constant flux. I try to aim for a small piece of less lumpy water. But it usually isn't enough flat to pull of a foiling footswitch without ...
by borist
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Airstyle
Topic: How I spent my birthday... the stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

sounds good :thumb:
when I'm retired I hope to spend the whole winter like that 8)
by borist
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 65
Views: 25747

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

If you are currently switching your feet by shuffling them from one position to another with the kite stationary, practice flying the kite overhead to take up some of your weight while doing it. Gunnar has a great instructional for this: http://vimeo.com/96855534 This will give you basics for kite m...
by borist
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 22
Views: 5255

Re: Tuning

New generation of Lift foils is the same.
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