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by coleman
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is the dumbest thing a bystander has said to you?
Replies: 71
Views: 8334

Re: what is the dumbest thing a bystander has said to you?

i had a lady come up to me while i was taking a break, she pointed to my buddy who was out riding and said "so where does the guy sit in that thing?" perplexed, i said "um, what do you mean?" pointing up at the kite she asks the same question, after a minute of confusion i realized she was thinking ...
by coleman
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kites - 4 knots ?
Replies: 55
Views: 6700

Re: Foil Kites - 4 knots ?

if my 10m speed4 lotus can just barely stay in the air then i have trouble foiling, on the surface feels like only a couple of knots....surely theres a bit more 20m up once the sp4 can sit near the side of the window and not back up then i can get foiling easily....so 5-7 kts is about the threshold ...
by coleman
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foolkookio & Ridiculous Light Wind Claims
Replies: 202
Views: 16049

Re: Foolkookio & Ridiculous Light Wind Claims

You must believe foilholio there is very long distance from 6-8 knots to 3-4 knots. Where I kite there is some kitefoilers with the most efficient race foilkites (sonics, chronos, elfs), biggest sizes too. The problems begin when wind drops near 6kn: kites start to collapse, relaunches are impossib...
by coleman
Thu May 12, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Taaroa Sword 1 vs Alpine 5.0 V2 vs Taaroa Joy vs Open to suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Taaroa Sword 1 vs Alpine 5.0 V2 vs Taaroa Joy vs Open to suggestions

i love my alpine access 5.0. i use the xlp wing for light wind and SPORT wing for higher wind. Sport wing is incredible. can't go wrong with the alpine brand, they are doing some great things right now.
by coleman
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your Foilboarding strongest wind set-up ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: What is your Foilboarding strongest wind set-up ?

A 5m chrono?!?! That looks wicked. I bet it's a handful in gusty 30kts breeze.

Foiling in high wind is great with high aspect wings. Amazing acceleration.
by coleman
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your Foilboarding strongest wind set-up ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: What is your Foilboarding strongest wind set-up ?

at the moment its my Alpine foil sport wing and 7.5 wainman....can handle gusts to 30. would like to get a 5m cloud and see how those go
by coleman
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your 100% fun low end?
Replies: 69
Views: 6063

Re: What is your 100% fun low end?

We don't have steady light wind in Austin. Our low end threshold is now 5-12mph with lulls to almost nothing. On these days we are having a blast on our speed4 lotus kites. I have a 10m and my buddy has a 12m. Sp4 lotus stays in the air in less than 5. You can barely feel wind at the surface. It's p...
by coleman
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New carbon titanium from alpinefoil
Replies: 17
Views: 3039

Re: New carbon titanium from alpinefoil

based on the weight of the sport wing i just received from alpinefoil, i would guess they are finding better strength to weight with the titanium. I know all their newly constructed wings have shed some weight with the new process they are employing at AF. This is a really excellent company. glad i ...
by coleman
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sonic vs chrono v2?
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: sonic vs chrono v2?

Here's an interesting review on speed 5 in Dutch by eddy lansink. http://www.versusshop.nl/blog/review-flysurfer-speed-5/ At the end he speaks about the 9m and how stable it is in 30+. He even goes on to say he's selling his small edges to replace with speed 5 Sounds like armin is getting better sta...
by coleman
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sonic vs chrono v2?
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: sonic vs chrono v2?

Prob wouldn't be using this kite in 35-40. I'd be on an lei in that kind of wind.

Looking more for the 15-25 and 25+kind of wind we get. Lulls to 18-20 gusts to 25-30

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