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by davesails7
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Race lines
Replies: 9
Views: 4228

Re: Race lines

I don't think they really affect your low end. They do weigh less and have less drag, but I don't think it's enough to make a real difference. For a 25m lineset, 1mm only saves you 0.1 kg over 1.5 mm lines. I don't think drag on the lines really affects low end where you are limited by power to get ...
by davesails7
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Crossing a lull by pumping? Material & How to?
Replies: 14
Views: 5191

Re: Crossing a lull by pumping? Material & How to?

This video of Jacob Olivier on a Mike's Lab race foil last year has him gliding/pumping over 100m: https://www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-news/2017/01/jacob-olivier-extreme-pumping/ He has serious talent though, so your results may vary :lol: I know I've never had much luck pumping on my race foil. I...
by davesails7
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 343
Views: 112305

Re: Flysurfer Soul

My prediction for 2019 will be the Sonic3 turned into the Speed 6. We shall see. That makes sense. Sonic Race V2 prototypes are being flown at La Ventanna Hydrofoil Pro Tour right now. Three fairly high aspect foil kites (Speed+Sonic+Sonic Race) doesn't really make sense while Ozone seems to have t...
by davesails7
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Alloy Hydrofoils 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

Re: Alloy Hydrofoils 2018?

However I'd like to get something that I won't grow out of and appreciate that it's well regarded. I wouldn't worry about growing out of your beginner foil. I have several buddies who have been thinking about which foil to get for over a year now worrying they'll get the wrong one! Just get a cheap...
by davesails7
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Pro Tour La Ventana
Replies: 12
Views: 5402

Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour La Ventana

cnski wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:57 am
It’s a Sonic Race prototype
Cool thanks! Are the top guys riding them in the races?
by davesails7
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Pro Tour La Ventana
Replies: 12
Views: 5402

Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour La Ventana

cglazier wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:57 pm

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What's that white/red/black kite in the bottom right above the two orange kites?
by davesails7
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sealing alu strut - still a no-no?
Replies: 15
Views: 4121

Re: Sealing alu strut - still a no-no?

Yeah, I think the concern is that water finds its way in, gets stuck in there, and causes corrosion. Not that the expansion will break the aluminum, but would cause gaps to let water in.
by davesails7
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pryde CR X
Replies: 15
Views: 4463

Re: Pryde CR X

until he /she ponies up for the serious dollar carbon models (AKA the Oranges). If you buy the new stuff it is pricey. However, the good thing about the fast development in race gear is you can buy last years gear for cheap. It took me months to sell my spotz2 with top of the line carbon board (onl...
by davesails7
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: More tacking questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: More tacking questions

HOW IN THE HELL are you able to get the foot into the strap while riding? It felt like I was gonna eat shiitt every time I tried to pull my back foot up a little and move it into the strap? Haha, yeah this happened to me too. I finally started landing the tack after hundreds of failed attempts, and...
by davesails7
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H3 speed wing - anyone tried yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Slingshot H3 speed wing - anyone tried yet?

Houston kiteboarding mentioned it here
https://youtu.be/SwQqzH0xW_0

They didn't see the point of it. Slingshot says it's for big wave tow in?

If you want to go fast you can probably get a 2-3 year old race foil (e.g. spotz2 or delta) for not much more money than that $549 wing.

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