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by plummet
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High wind hydrofoil photos
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

23456533_868285830001591_8098654805791773008_o.jpg Hi Plummet, Is it a 4mt or a 2.5mt UNO and what conditions was on then picture? I ride Ketos FW Wave XL and I also own UNO 2.5 since 1 month but untill now I never had chance to try the UNO. What about your low end with the UNO? What about stabilit...
by plummet
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

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

Fly the kite at 12 oclock and pull the safety. The kite will generally land direct downwind from you with little possibility of damage. Very easy to walk the safety line without damaging your hands. I don't understand the reluctance to use the safety on a kite. the argument they were making was tha...
by plummet
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

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

not sure why you guys don't tether launch and land in high winds- safest way. If there are logs then nothing fancy just a rope and carabiner. If no logs buy a sandshark Z or some stainless sand screw and put a spare leash to it. Takes <1 min to set up if theres a log or something and takes <5 min t...
by plummet
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 24
Views: 1228

Re: Channels on a surfboards

I won't if anyone has done some flow modelling on channels to what impact they have.
by plummet
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

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 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 24
Views: 1228

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: 24
Views: 1228

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: 13
Views: 1445

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: 54
Views: 3190

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: 18
Views: 884

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 ...

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