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  1. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    You put it better than I could. Both in a buggy or foil.
  2. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    Been itching to get the Mrs and dog on the sup with a kite just for a laugh.
  3. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    No. Speed 3s don't count As I said, each to their own. I enjoy bottom end foiling, sea being pond like and having it all to myself as it takes a different skill set. I don't want to have nothing to do mid summer living next to the beach just because I only want to use a 10 lei.
  4. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    How much foiling have you done with an 18m race foil kite? The guys at my beach kite all year round on one 10m lei which is great, but does limit summer days kiting. I'm still very much a noob on my home made foil but I'm able to do consistent runs upwind and down wind in 6 to 8. As I progressed this year I was able to cut harder up wind and down, downwind is more challenging but very much possible as I am reminded by the only other 2 guys that foil/foil cutting so fast down wind even to me it seems magical. In the end each to their own I guess. I'm happy to push my limits and skills in the low range. Yes I've swam in ,no it's not fun, but the numerous sessions I had this year while others sat watching have been worth every minute.
  5. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    Tis a shame. 6 to 8kts of wind and I'm foiling while others look on waiting for stronger winds. In the buggy I can get going in less wind. Big foil kites are amazing.
  6. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    Fone diablo 18m! Boooom
  7. Hobby? What hobby?

    35kts is a walk the dog day.
  8. Hobby? What hobby?

    I have rc gliders. Flown for 20 years, but now just sat in the loft. Now that I've taken up paragliding and use the same slopes I don't think the gliders will ever be flown again.
  9. Hobby? What hobby?

    I'd suck at that. But looks like fun
  10. Hobby? What hobby?

    Hey peeps. Just wondered what else you guys do for fun? Anyone have as short an attention span as myself? Kite skates to kite buggy to kite surfing to kite foiling and now this......it's just getting silly. Lol
  11. Surfboard

    Had to have a go. Wanted to try loads of techniques, materials with the aim of a fast board and it actually worked too.
  12. Kite foil

    I'm using pine for the structure. Light and strong and fairly cheap too
  13. Kite foil

    Hey hey peeps. Think this needs an update. So.......after 2 failed attempts last year and only getting back to it 3ish weeks ago here's the progress....... Well, the foil works....really well. It's not fast but it's pretty stable and I have been able to learn on it. It has a steady stall and you feel it before it lets go at very low speeds. It's lack of sharp edges means so far only bruising but no cuts on impact. But it also sings but I've seen production ones do that too. Overall I am really happy with it. It owes me £200 and is strong sturdy and stiff enough for the job. Imo the best way to learn foiling is on your own build. This has had another effect.......mk2 is now in the making. Slimmer, sharper, adjustable, interchangeable wings and hopefully faster. We shall see.
  14. Video Les Hemmes

    the date for the 8 hrs race Les Hemmes 2019 is made public : Mark your calendar : 29 June 2019 !!!!!!!!!
  15. Les hemmes 8 hour 2019

    Get saving! Buy them tickets early the date for the 8 hrs race Les Hemmes 2019 is made public : Mark your calendar : 29 June 2019 !!!!!!!!!
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