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by plummet
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do I need to do lock stitching on a brummel splice?
Replies: 40
Views: 3318

Re: Do I need to do lock stitching on a brummel splice??

What are you guys using for a lock stitching thread?
by plummet
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilboard Floats on Side - Heads Upwind.
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Foilboard Floats on Side - Heads Upwind.

My board/foil combo naturally sits on it's side. Foil and board is the same construction. Carbon over bamboo. Though I have never been unable to get to the board. Another technique is to park the kite at 12 and back struck directly upwind. Sometimes it's faster than zig zagging upwind.
by plummet
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?

What he said. 3 strut or less, What ever relaunches the best. That's the biggest challenge sub 10 knots. Me I ride a foil kite 8-12 knots. They typically hang in the air way better than leis. Thought I do hair good things about the cloud kites being similar. Forget anything with more than 3 struts. ...
by plummet
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: my learning progession on a hydrofoil
Replies: 230
Views: 34593

Re: my learning progession on a hydrofoil

Here’s an update on my progression. My last entry was after 293 hours of foiling… Now, as of the 22 October 2017 I am up to 423 hours of foiling since April 11 2015. I went through a long drought of progression; almost regression… tried different foils, and different kites, played around and then, ...
by plummet
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite and Board Size Confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Kite and Board Size Confusion

I recon its come more down to kite and board skill than weight. I see little dudes holding down serious power that big dudes cant handle even on a smaller kite and inversely I see big dudes ripping upwind small kites in light wind when small dudes are struggling on bigger kites! The board is more im...
by plummet
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: A caes for full face?

I think that's just a horrible freak accident. I also think full face helmets might be Impractical and potentially increase drowning risk and whiplash.
by plummet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 4148

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

Waste of a nice wave imho, If kiter wants to do speed runs kinda waste of a wave on one of the days of the year??¿¿ Do speed runs in a lagoon not out running a wave hahaha! Surfer always has right of way! Have you ever done a cross off speed run on a steep walling long face? I'm guessing not. Its f...
by plummet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 4148

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

The surfer always has right of way, because they paddle in. Period. In saying that the kiter went around him and let him have the wave so maybe all good. That doesn't sound right or make a lot of sense. The surfer could have easily been cleaned up quite badly by the missile with the kite when he dr...
by plummet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Low rider or high flyer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Low rider or high flyer?

So how do you foil. Do you foil low to the surface or as high as you dare.

I'm getting more fun out of low riding. I think mainly because of my mast height, chop on sell environment. I find low I can crank in speed/carves and not vent a wing.
by plummet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 30
Views: 3635

Re: Power.

I originally was riding small kites, but now I ride the same size as others on twintip. .. Absolutely. As you progress in foiling you can learn to enjoy more power. This allows you to go faster, jump higher, point upwind better, point downwind farther, do tacks and jibes easier and generally rip pa...

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