Weird ... here is the direct link : http://lesfoilz.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3282Jzh_perth wrote:That lesfoilz link in the first post doesn't seem to work for me.
If it does not work, go to http://www.lesfoilz.com > Le labo > Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5
If it still does not work, tell me, I'll have our special IT force work on it
I did the first test fly of the previous closed cells smart models (6.5 and 4.5) when we were in Perth some years ago (for work -- the real one, the one that brings money in). The very first prototype from Benoît was tested there. We are trying to come back to Australia but I am not sure it will be anytime soon ... otherwise you could have tried my wave 6.5. FYI, I ride exclusively strapless from nearly 10 years now and I use kite to surf in conditions where paddling would not be nice. A kite in waves is more a mean than a goal, it only has a function: going back as quickly as possible to the peak (or move between peaks in beach breaks) and let me surf without a kite once in the the wave.Jzh_perth wrote: I (we) ride strapless surfboards a lot here in Western Australia. I'd love to try one in person some time.
First test fly of the first closed smart prototype in light wind in Perth some years ago (6.5m):
The new smart wave 6.5 behaves a bit like this one but with added performance. It is a bit like a 2 lines trainer kite with depower that you hold with one hand in the surf.
Foil kites are the future of surfkiting
PS: I remember a great session strapless at Greenhead (sweel forecasts were 4-5m swell!) where I had to duck dive several times, kite in the air, not to be smashed onto the reef downwind which was out of water (I had been a bit to greedy on a wave ...). I'll remember this one for a long time!