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dericcio2
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pump to learn hydrofoil

Postby dericcio2 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:40 am

Hi all,
Just tried hydrofoil with my super vegas 10 and 14 but i have fast understood that they are not suitable to learn hydrofoil. No power in the low end and when it is fast too much...
I flight only vegas since 8 years i do not any idea how other kite works :o .
Looking for cheap old kite in order to try foiling before spending 2000 $ i found best kahoona 11, 5 rebel 12 evo 12 flysurfer psycho 12 .
Any suggestion about?
Is it betther a wave or a freeride pump?
Where I normally kite it is very important the relaunch capabilities because of wind holes.
Thanks!

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Re: pump to learn hydrofoil

Postby Pedro Marcos » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:53 am

Buy a Storm Voyager or a Gong , cant really get any cheaper then that, and its what you need to start.

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Re: pump to learn hydrofoil

Postby dericcio2 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:53 pm

They looks very good even videos. How do they works with gust winds? Cause in my spots in germany wind could be 7 +8 knots gusts

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Re: pump to learn hydrofoil

Postby tmcfarla » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:22 pm

Of what you've listed, I have only foiled with kahoona, and it works well for that. I think any modern 3 strut wave kite is a good bet. I have not used gongs, but I do have a couple strutless clouds. Strutless kites (at least my clouds) can be a hassle in some locations, but they also have some real advantages. I am not recommending against strutless kites at all, just saying that they are less versatile than a 3-strut wave kite, and you should read about them, and consider your local beach before blindly diving in.

For what is is worth I foil with a 6m 3-strut wave kite in about 16-25 knots, 8m 3-strut in about 12-18, 9m strutless cloud in light wind, and 12m cloud in really light wind (I won't even try to guess how many knots "light" and "really light" are, but on a foil, the lowend of the 9m cloud is as light as I've ever used any kite except the 12m cloud, which goes marginally lower). At my weight 150 pounds/70 kg), the 12m cloud has a quite small wind range before I get over powered on a foil.

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Re: pump to learn hydrofoil

Postby TomW » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:57 pm

On another thread I'm asking same kinda questions.
I now have converted to North Mono quiver.
12m in 8-16knots
9m in 14-18 knots ( just got thus size Mono so based on my older 9)
7m in 16-22

I'm trying to figure out if I should get a 5, 4 or 3,5 as smaller for 20-25 knots.

I tried a Storm Voyager 9, 3 strut on same session as my 5 strut 9m 2010 RRD Obsession. I felt that Storm was too gutless on down stroke. North is much more powerful in down and up stroke, but has just as controlled power under way.

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Re: pump to learn hydrofoil

Postby davesails7 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:37 pm

dericcio2 wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:40 am
Hi all,
found best kahoona 11, 5 rebel 12 evo 12 flysurfer psycho 12 .
Any suggestion about?
Not sure if 12 is the year or the size, but when I started foiling I was on 2011 and 2012 fuses and rebels. They did not work for foiling because they are heavy. Always worked great on twintip, bUT they would fall out of the sky in beginner foil windranges.


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