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by plummet
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Channels on a surfboards

An interesting discussion. How do channels effect upwind performance given that when cracking upwind the water flow as the same angle as the waterline. IE running at an angle to the chine/ channel. Does the channel give you extra drive and better up angles or more drag and worse upwind angle? PS In ...
by plummet
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Channels on a surfboards

What do you guys think the advantages are of channels on a surfboard? Does it give you more stability? more grip on a bottom turn? better upwind? Is there any disadvantage that you can see? http://www.tomosurfboards.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/evo_xtr_custom_boards2.jpg http://www.realwatersports...
by plummet
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind hydrofoil photos
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Vineyard Cup 2016, 27-32 knots, 7m Edge, Sword2 https://scontent.forf1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14581370_10101024946870171_5859469372046238779_n.jpg?oh=14a406e26e15b153fe201fb364348670&oe=5A97F580 https://scontent.forf1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14492376_10101024946865181_5700921241232898731_n.jpg?o...
by plummet
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

hm, i've never had a problem self landing in ~30 knots just by flagging a 4 line kite. maybe the bridle shape has a lot to do with how well it stays put without flying around too much. Then you haven't been out in enough wind! you get to a point of stupid overpowered when theres still too much pull...
by plummet
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Blowing 11mph Gusting 30mph
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Blowing 11mph Gusting 30mph

If you want to live. Rig for the gust. What I mean by that is take a kite out that can handle a 30mph gust. If the 17m doesn't handle that (I doubt it dows!) then rig smaller. Then select a board that can handle the wind range also. What is the gust to lull ratio? is there more 30mph than 11 mph or ...
by plummet
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The wingtip lower than the board game.
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: The wingtip lower than the board game.

Jyoder wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Not on purpose, but I’ve crashed the kite by accident while on foil and managed to relaunch and keep riding before stalling out. I’ve seen videos of people doing this on purpose.
Next time your out do it on purpose. Get the kite real low, then tap the water with the wing tip!
by plummet
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can't kite at my beach anymore because of so much garbage in the water
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Can't kite at my beach anymore because of so much garbage in the water

Not such a problem here. There's 2 hydrofoilers and we usually don't kite at the same time.
by plummet
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to lift our foils steadily?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: How to lift our foils steadily?

Relax. Learn forward and backward more slowly. Relax. Don't fight the foil. Relax. Did I say relax? relax! Do what Yoda says. don't try just do! Add a bit of speed and relax. Lean back a tad, add more speed, when you start rising out of the water lean a little forward. relax. if your getting too hig...
by plummet
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?
Replies: 16
Views: 917

Re: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?

What about the stability of a small single strut vs a similar sized three strut. Would the single strut do a lot more flapping and be less stable? An Ozone Reo vs a Cloud (no strut), as complete opposites, for example in stormy conditions. Its not really about stability. More about the top end capa...
by plummet
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The wingtip lower than the board game.
Replies: 4
Views: 402

The wingtip lower than the board game.

Was amusing myself today tacking upwind. How low can I get the kite? how high can I ride the foil? Can I get the wingtip lower than the board height. The answer is yes! Then how long and I ride with wingtip lower than the board? Then can I tap the water with the kite and not stall out?.... An amusin...

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