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Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby cglazier » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:21 am

Great to see a race event in France.. this time with over 60 of the worlds best competing.
Nico Parlier (Ozone kite, MikesLab foil) seems unbeatable so far with Alex Mazella close behind.
I note that young Riley Gibbs from California is steadily moving up the ranks.

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby cglazier » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:09 pm

Nico continues to win..
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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby evan » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:09 pm

Woohoo, made It to the gold fleet! Really great to compete between the best riders of this planet and learn a lot from them. You really need to compete against them to appreciate their level of racing.

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby cglazier » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:58 am

Wow congratulations Evan. Making the gold fleet in that level of cometition is definitely an accomplishment.

What's the newest trend in equipment. Do Ozone, Flysurfer and Fone still dominate the kite scene? Are wings getting flatter? Is the front wing/fuselage one piece assembly becomming more common? Are masts getting longer or is 1 meter still OK? What else?

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby davesails7 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:41 pm

cglazier wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:58 am
What's the newest trend in equipment. Do Ozone, Flysurfer and Fone still dominate the kite scene? Are wings getting flatter? Is the front wing/fuselage one piece assembly becomming more common? Are masts getting longer or is 1 meter still OK? What else?

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My understanding of trends:

Kites: Olly Bridge was really fast on the flysurfer sonic pro race in mexico, but he isn't racing this week in France. I've heard the R1v2 was better than the Diablo V2 from people who rode both extensively. Now r1v3 is out, but haven't heard about it.

Foils: Wings are definitely flatter and bigger now. Most have the front wing and fuselage as one piece. All the new foils are more stable. Some struts have moved back on the fuselage to add stability, so rear tuttle bolt is under the rear footstrap.

Longer struts: I don't know that everyone has gone to longer struts. I think the Levitaz guys are definitely on that 110 cm prepreg strut, but not sure about the others.

Overall, the new stuff (kites and foils) are easier to ride. I thought when things got more race specific they would get harder to ride, but every time I try a new kite or foil, it's faster and more stable.

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:24 pm

Axel Mazella is on DiabloV3's and a Mike's Lab foil in the videos on youtube. Looks like they're putting out a 20m Diablo v3...kites are getting BIG!

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby ozchrisb » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:25 pm

evan wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Woohoo, made It to the gold fleet! Really great to compete between the best riders of this planet and learn a lot from them. You really need to compete against them to appreciate their level of racing.
Well done Evan!

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby gurke » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:35 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Axel Mazella is on DiabloV3's and a Mike's Lab foil in the videos on youtube. Looks like they're putting out a 20m Diablo v3...kites are getting BIG!
are you sure it is a DiabloV3 ?

I heard they stopped developing....

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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:17 pm

gurke wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:35 pm
Mossy 757 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Axel Mazella is on DiabloV3's and a Mike's Lab foil in the videos on youtube. Looks like they're putting out a 20m Diablo v3...kites are getting BIG!
are you sure it is a DiabloV3 ?

I heard they stopped developing....
Pause this video at exactly 1:01 and you'll see him folding a 20m Diablo V3. Pause it somewhere in between 1:33 and 1:34 and it looks like he's riding an F-One board with a Mike's Lab foil.


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Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Festikite - Nico Parlier dominating so far

Postby gurke » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:25 pm

ok you are right

why they stopped filming full races by drone like last year :(


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