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by bragnouff
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 466
Views: 55861

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

what is ERA line ? Getting a bit off topic, but it stands for Easy Relaunch Assistant, it's an extra line, running alongside a steering line that connects to the tip of a strut (not the center one obviously). Pull a meter on that line and the trailing edge folds on one side and the kite flips over,...
by bragnouff
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Self foiling.
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Self foiling.

That's one advantage of the Spitfire design, it stays very well behaved when left on its own
by bragnouff
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Leash...enemy of the foiler?
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Leash...enemy of the foiler?

freeride foiling? go BRM style, no leash/integral leash, no stopper, no trim cleat, no dangling lines at all, no problem! You can use a tiny kite foiling, so don't complain about needing a trim cleat etc. Really not needed for freeride. If you use one bar on different kites and/or on different cond...
by bragnouff
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 466
Views: 55861

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

As I was eyeing a shorter 700mm mast to accommodate one of my local flat water spots, I see on http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/foil-series/379--alloy-mast-2017-plate.html the following warning "Be careful 40, 60 and 70cm masts are not usable with the Spitfire". Any idea why? What would happen with a short...
by bragnouff
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Canard Foil
Replies: 123
Views: 17681

Re: Canard Foil

Honestly it felt very twitchy, and all attempts to do a carve at speed with a bit of commitment resulted in ejection. But all the half assed turns were definitely driven by the back foot, and the centre of pivot was far towards the back. I need to precise that I was also pretty powered with a 12m in...
by bragnouff
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Canard Foil
Replies: 123
Views: 17681

Re: Canard Foil

Well, after 10 days of riding in a row, I thought it was acceptable enough to waste time trying that Frankenstein thing of a Cabrinhanard. So, yes it does foil, eventually, it takes a LOT of back foot pressure, needs the foot to be right on the wedge of the tail pad. It is very pitch sensitive, very...
by bragnouff
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Low rider or high flyer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Low rider or high flyer?

Could it be that it also depends on how you fly your kite? With the kite low, venting the foil is more likely to end up in a crash whereas when flown overhead, it can be recovered more (even more so on a Spitfire). Low kite flying would influence the rider in staying conservatively low enough to be ...
by bragnouff
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 4109

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

longwhitecloud wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:14 am
That is amazing footage.. the angles... Wtf!

A left hand version of Kirra! How is that possible in the med?!
Maybe because that's actually the Atlantic!
by bragnouff
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Enduro v2 ? are we there yet?
Replies: 53
Views: 6481

Re: Ozone Enduro v2 ? are we there yet?

(...) I have a question for the Ozone gurus; in wave mode there is a slight loss of power ( I presume from the shortening of the front bridal) is it recommended to attach the back lines to the front knot to compensate ? Anyone tried this ? I want to test but keep forgetting. Cheers, Not a guru, but...
by bragnouff
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 30
Views: 3387

Re: Power.

The feeling of super efficiency, milking the smallest amount of energy out of the wind is quite exciting, but when chasing that low end, I found out that I'm struggling more riding toeside, where I find it harder to load the foil and stay up than when riding on my heelside. So for that, a bit more j...

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