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by evan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 9m Hyperlink UL loses pressure too soon
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: 9m Hyperlink UL loses pressure too soon

This topic was about the Hyperlink losing air faster compared to a Soul, not if a tumbling Hyperlink that barely touches the water was relauncheable or not. I never had problems relaunching in high winds, it is always the <8kn days where the kite sits on the water when waiting for a gust to relaunch...
by evan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 9m Hyperlink UL loses pressure too soon
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: 9m Hyperlink UL loses pressure too soon

From my experience Ozone foilkites are just not stitched/assembled in a way that it holds air like Flysurfer or even other foil kites. My Chrono V1, V2 en R1 V1 deflated also really quick and where like a sponge when dropped on even ripple-free water. My Peter Lynn aero's could float for ages compar...
by evan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?
Replies: 33
Views: 7833

Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

This time I am with foilholio, old kite with too much and long bridles with high AR are sensitive to bridle shrinkage. As C and Z shrink the most you get a kite with increased camber that has lost its reflex profile to automatically levels the kite when flying maximum depowered. With too much camber...
by evan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 5004

Re: Kite Release Training

The chickenloop is a flawed design, 99% never unhook so why stick with a design that allows you to do that? This way there there is no incentive to practice the release ever, just unhook after your session, unclip the leash and pack up. With a hooked-only design you can make the qr so that you are a...
by evan
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jumping=new love of my life!
Replies: 42
Views: 18953

Re: Jumping=new love of my life!

U mesure the 10m in8knt with woo 😂😂😂of course No, by the percentage of kites you can look down on from above and the nice view. Woo only confirms that you went huge that session, as do the guys with open mouths on the beach. Boosting on the foil makes my twintip collecting dust on all days with 7bf...
by evan
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New lines - Dyneema Sk99
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: New lines - Dyneema Sk99

All my clients immediately feel the difference when switching to a SK99 set of lines. I use 500kg front and 300kg backlines, 1.7 and 1.1mm. Although some megaloop/stormkiters use 500kg for all lines as they feel more rigid and tangle less in 7bft+ winds. For racing I use 300kg sk99 and 170kg sk90. I...
by evan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Impressive: Mythical Mirrorland
Replies: 13
Views: 4231

Re: Impressive: Mythical Mirrorland

Wind was marginal up there, like 6-8kn but super stable.
by evan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Chrono V1 tip tucking
Replies: 25
Views: 11262

Re: Chrono V1 tip tucking

I say start with 4cm and see if that solves anything, no problem when flying with the brakes too loose. At some point you will gat weird stall behaviour because it stalls at C with a loss of low-end power, just shorten the brakes a bit then. It was night and day on my chrono v1's with a looser brake...
by evan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Full Circle
Replies: 24
Views: 7934

Re: The Full Circle

Don't know what version it was, but the one I tested had flat wings and a mast with an egg shaped cross section, no sharp trailing edges anywhere. Had a ton of drag and the trim varied massivly on different speeds. Completely different to the zeeko makaira I had back then.
by evan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Full Circle
Replies: 24
Views: 7934

Re: The Full Circle

Nowadays we are back to the starting point for many freeriders and waveriders, as now the wings are back to the Carafino shape, same area and low AR - the circle is complete now 11 years later :naughty: One big difference: drag! The first Carafino had flat plates as "wings" with no airfoil profile ...

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