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Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By H2ORidr
I'm not saying this will catch on behind a boat....

I'm not saying this will catch on behind a boat. No way. We are just using the boat to learn the skills needed to add it to a kite for kite foiling. It is a blast and it gets a lot of stares.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
My comment was based on an "educated guess" from...

My comment was based on an "educated guess" from a friend that has been in at least 6 ski clubs. She did the math in her head of the number she has seen and heard about said she guessed there were...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
The foil technology is been around for a long...

The foil technology is been around for a long time. Based on the fact that over 50,000 kite foilboards have been sold and less than a few hundred airchairs, I tend to think that ship has sailed.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
Thousands of kite foilers are riding all over the...

Thousands of kite foilers are riding all over the world on stand up foils. There have been a few cuts, but nothing more than 10-20 over the years. Now guys are racing on foils at speeds up to 60...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
You working on an addition to your list to give...

You working on an addition to your list to give Santa? :D

Here is a whole package for $1100.

http://www.realwatersports.com/foilfishcomplete
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
The board is a Liquid Foil Fish from 2015. They...

The board is a Liquid Foil Fish from 2015. They have a new model now that has a slightly different board with a bit more rocker in the front. That helps keep it from submarining when it gets set back...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
The problem with these foils is when one falls...

The problem with these foils is when one falls they often kick the fins up. Think of your heels going down and rotating the board. Because the mast is so long it starts a corkscrew in the water and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
Nope, sliced one right open during a fall where...

Nope, sliced one right open during a fall where somehow the foil wing got me. Still have no clue how it happened. I heard it happens a lot and so I wore kneepads religiously. Then the *one* time I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
I've never have ridden and air chair. I have...

I've never have ridden and air chair. I have watched a person on our lake learn to ride one this summer and based on how fast he got the hang of it I would say an air chair it is a lot easier. He was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By H2ORidr
And now something a little different - stand up hydrofoil

In my attempt to learn to hydrofoil kiteboard I needed to learn how to ride a stand up hydofoil. So of course behind my boat makes perfect sense. Let's just say it is HARD to learn. Imagine putting a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By H2ORidr
Yikers, $1600 is the cost of a custom cover. I...

Yikers, $1600 is the cost of a custom cover. I know I got one for my 2007 X14 and I had them extend it down to the waterline. So no gelcoat on the sides is exposed and it goes over the swim platform....
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By H2ORidr
I upgraded mine from paddlewheel to GPS last...

I upgraded mine from paddlewheel to GPS last summer and I will never look back. Going around corners the paddlewheel would struggle to hold speed. Now when I corner I can hear the motor taking care...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
That's why I asked the question here. The doc...

That's why I asked the question here. The doc says for sure wear it but I can think of reasons (whiplash) to not wear one. But then again which is worse a little whiplash or a gonk to the head and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By H2ORidr
We use what they call a "twink". Big heavy rope...

We use what they call a "twink". Big heavy rope about 5/8" diameter and ~6' long with a loop on each end. All ski ropes are tied together on one end (pass rope through loop) and then the other end is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
Update: Friday we were out and the lake was glass...

Update: Friday we were out and the lake was glass except for two tubers out making a mess. Suddenly they stopped and my daughter jumped in her ski and got the shorter rope and off we went.

She was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
Ok, my kids says we should buy a ticket. How do I...

Ok, my kids says we should buy a ticket. How do I do that? I went to the web site and can't find the raffle.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
28 Off worked great! Oldest was very happy and...

28 Off worked great! Oldest was very happy and was a carving crazy girl! Youngest was frustrated that took away the slalom starter rope and so it took her about 10 pulls to get up.

I already made...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
So what is the ideal length rope for this? I am...

So what is the ideal length rope for this? I am not sure if my ropes are full length over the years of having links taken out and put back in, and besides I can just as easily make a new rope the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
Yeah I need to get my youngest up into the mid...

Yeah I need to get my youngest up into the mid 20s for speed but everytime I do she can tell and she has me back off. I back off and the wake rises. I should have them look when they are riding for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
Oldest is 16 and is the one that likes going...

Oldest is 16 and is the one that likes going faster, but she also is not all that good at taking a hit. My youngest is 13 and can take the hits and keep on ticking (she barefoots so she is used to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By H2ORidr
How to get best slalom wake out of DD 2008 X14?

My kids are into slalom and they are riding a double boot Radar TRA. Both are getting up in speed to the mid 20s. My oldest wants to go faster but she has not taken a fall at that speed and I worry...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By H2ORidr
Have you considered getting one made. I needed a...

Have you considered getting one made. I needed a new cover last year so I went to a local canvas shop and had a customer water line cover made. Now my gelcoat stays nice and clean and does not get...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,745
Posted By H2ORidr
My family and I got out on the lake last night...

My family and I got out on the lake last night for some prime glass conditions. It was nice to be one of only 2 pull boats out and I know the other guy so we worked in tandem to keep the waves out of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,745
Posted By H2ORidr
That was an annoying web site! I get 2 photos...

That was an annoying web site! I get 2 photos into looking at the place and a pop up comes in with a request to continue with after logging in with my FB or my email address. Sorry, not going to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,745
Posted By H2ORidr
That won't stop them. Two summers ago while I was...

That won't stop them. Two summers ago while I was in the water with kids getting them lined up for getting going at practice at our little water ski show a boat came right up about 20' from us and...
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