Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Kitesurfing Hampton with the Union 9 and some good wind #582

First session on a new Airush Union 9m kite  I was able to buy a discounted for a good price. Airush have discontinued the Union model so it was my last chance to get one.

I have changed my quiver from 6, 8, 10, 12 to 6, 9 and 12. This will be better for travelling and take up less room in the car.

The kite flew well and there was plenty of wind. Had some fun in the bay surf at the beach and slalom turns on the rollers going downwind.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Kitesurfing Hampton - first session with new Lithium 9 #581

Session 581. I tried out a Lithium 9m V3 kite that I have just bought second hand.

It had good power but the kite was flying strangely when powered up - the canopy was folding a bit on the wing tips. I will check the line attachment points on the kite.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Hampton kitesurfing not enough wind! #579

The wind seemed a bit light when I was getting ready on the beach but I thought it was worth a try.

There wasn't enough wind to get going properly. I went downwind and made it into the beach dodging some reef on the way in - very glad I was wearing booties.

There wasn't much beach to land the kite either but the light wind helped.

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Two Fliteboard sessions at Walkerville with the Trueglide prop #FB19 #FB20

First sessions with Trueglide prop. 

It feels the same as the standard prop under power. The difference will be more obvious when foiling a wave with the motor off - there will be reduced drag.

3 January 2024.  (FB session 19)

4 January 2024 (FB session 20)