I bought my first wakeboard Rush Randle foil in Dec. 2012, and it took me 5 months to convert it to a kiteboard foil. I replaced the snowboard boots and binding to a Hennings rotating foot strap from Denmark. It only fit the front, so I fabricated a home made rear rotating foot strap from home depot parts. The choice of foil and strap position is very important for the beginner. An unbalanced foil is almost impossible to ride. I got up on the first day, and took off the rear strap in a few days. I wanted to go strapless. The aluminum Rush Randle is too heavy for learning strapless, because it sinks too fast before you can start, so I bought the MHL lift. It's balance point was much too forward, I had to step my front foot very close to the nose and it caused the nose to go pearl diving. I am not happy with the MHL because of the twist, wobble and poor workmanship. I bought a new old stock Carafino from Australia, and it is the best of all three. Very strong and balanced, excellent workmanship, and beautiful too. It was good at low speed, so I wanted to go faster and placed an order for the Sword. After 6 weeks of waiting Delahaye emailed me that Sword is ready to ship but the shipping charge will now be doubled. So I cancelled my order started building my own.Arcsrule wrote:Hawaiis, I do like your videos! but I thought you had been at it much longer than you say.
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