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by BWD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 24
Views: 1370

Re: DIY onestrut kite

but more importantly, are they all the same width 20-40% back from the LE, or a hair wider? :naughty:
some might be more equal than others, to say the least...
by BWD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Saved by the wrist strap

Until you get yarded in a death loop because you can't let go. Then the strap use will stop, whether or not your heart does.
by BWD
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 24
Views: 1370

Re: DIY onestrut kite

One of the things that's interesting about the whole strutless development is to consider the new strutted option on the BRM Cloud Ds. Haven't tried yet myself or seen exact weights of kites, but they claim the kites perform nearly exactly as the strutless ones. I would suspect they have the wind ra...
by BWD
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 24
Views: 1370

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Having flown clouds a while, one piece of advice: copy a cloud. They work great, very light --2.8 kg for 17m! Not 12m! 12m probably about 2.3! They hold up well in spite of light build, I have one that is a c2 prototype (the designer used it to tune the bridle for the first c2 production) that had 1...
by BWD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Foiling without a kite

Pumping: may look silly but feels ok, especially if pumping for one minute is saving you from a 10 minute plus swim back to shore with kite, or taking a set on the head paddling and ducking to catch one wave. Feels nice to pump through a wind lull or shadow while kiting, avoid water starting, kite d...
by BWD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50454

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Or do they just not know canard possibilities?
this.
nobody knows until they try, many possibilities not tried yet.
by BWD
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

Out of control flying jibe attempt in 20kts with 7m kite, big foil, and no way near the experience to try that. Kookslammed! Jibe turned into accidental jump straight downwind, bounce off board, kite inverted in the air to death loops, hit water head down, minor whiplash from being dragged underwate...
by BWD
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?

Boat Keel: job is to stay in the water and provide lateral resistance and righting moment. Foil Mast: job is to lift board and rider out of water and transmit forces between foil and board. I wouldn't hire a keel to do a mast's job. Makes more sense than strut to me, tho. So does fin btw (but still ...
by BWD
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?

So, it seems your difficulty is not only linguistic, but logical. A strut is a smaller part of a functional structure made of parts. A mast is the main (or only) element of the functional structure of which it is a part. Again, remove the strut from something (car suspension, airplane, table, etc.) ...
by BWD
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strut First Photo example, strutwiki.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mast_(sailing) First photo example, mast1wiki.jpg Which does your KBHF STRUT look more like? Also interesting to note that wings (which we use) are shown being fixed together AND resisting compressi...

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