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by Slappysan
Mon May 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LF Happy/Rocket Mast vs. Impulse Mast?
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

LF Happy/Rocket Mast vs. Impulse Mast?

Is there any compatibility between the Impulse mast and the happy/rocket mast?

I know they are different widths and thicknesses but I as long as the holes are the same pattern I would imagine you could ride the Happy/Rocket foil on the thinner Imulse mast couldn't you?
by Slappysan
Thu May 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Longboarding/Noserider with a kite?
Replies: 3
Views: 2639

Re: Longboarding/Noserider with a kite?

I've ridden both SUP and longboard with a kite and it's pretty important that the water is relatively flat to make it fun. If it's choppy you just kind of slap the nose of the board against waves and you can't maneuver the board well enough to avoid the waves. If you have a decent ground swell comin...
by Slappysan
Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching solo
Replies: 27
Views: 13335

Re: Launching solo

As far as the self-landing goes, well, I have actually practiced that quite a bit during my lessons.... my instructor has me set it right on it's side and shortening up the high side to dump that leading edge right into the sand or water. While this is the method I use 90% of the time solo understa...
by Slappysan
Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crash vests, what do people use?
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

Re: Crash vests, what do people use?

I would go with http://liquidforcekites.com/product/har ... reme-vest/ if you are wearing a RE harness. Most vests don't give much flotation but this one does.

I honestly don't understand why people kite without flotation.
by Slappysan
Mon May 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching solo
Replies: 27
Views: 13335

Re: Launching solo

Honestly I'd be more concerned with your ability to land solo than launch, especially if the wind picks up and your are overpowered.
by Slappysan
Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite
Replies: 8
Views: 4096

Re: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite

Onshore: Can't wave ride(down-the line). This is not true. The term onshore means the wind vs. wave angle. Just because the wind and waves are aligned does not mean the shore is perpendicular. As long as you have a sandbar/reef/shoal that goes on a 45 degree angle to the wind + wave angle you can r...
by Slappysan
Sat May 12, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ronstan Parrel Beads for Fireball?
Replies: 0
Views: 796

Ronstan Parrel Beads for Fireball?

Anyone have any experience using a Ronstan parrel bead to connect to Fireball? The Fireball connector looks like a normal parrel bead with a cap on the bottom, but I'm wondering if it's structurally more sound? Ronstan parrel beads come in 16 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm and 32 mm. I haven't measured the Fireba...
by Slappysan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Weight difference
Replies: 27
Views: 8849

Re: Weight difference

Be careful as losing struts you increase flutter which kills looping power so you end up with flying but powerless kite. I demoed a 17m Cloud once and it sucked ass. Backstalling, loops were weak. Took 15m Turbine instead and it worked. Ovserved same with a 10.5m Cloud vs 10m 5 strut North in La Ve...
by Slappysan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Highlight Moments - GKA KSWT Dakhla 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Highlight Moments - GKA KSWT Dakhla 2018

It's a shame there aren't more videos of the heats available.
by Slappysan
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How far do you drive to kite?
Replies: 42
Views: 12298

Re: How far do you drive to kite?

option 1: 10 min
option 2: 30 - 120 min depending on traffic
option 3: 45 - 120 min depending on traffic

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