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by Bradn
Tue May 24, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Would helium for single/no-strut kites make sense for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Would helium for single/no-strut kites make sense for hydrofoiling?

This topic comes up every few years and is discussed in depth, best to do a search and see all the threads.
In short - no.
by Bradn
Tue May 24, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil with short lines?
Replies: 25
Views: 2218

Re: Hydrofoil with short lines?

Going to jump into the debate, Active racer here, short lines make a HUGE difference, you lose some low end due to the power strokes being smaller but in general they really slow the kite down which helps hugely allowing you to hold a bigger kite for longer. No more getting lofted off during tacks. ...
by Bradn
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Absolute Poor Spotz foil service (solved)
Replies: 19
Views: 2539

Re: Absolute Poor Spotz foil service - what a nightmare

How can Spotz can be expected to cover impact on their warranty? Foils are engineered to hold people up and go fast, not hit things!
I think they have excellent service, my mast was sent defective and they sent another straight away :D
by Bradn
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: OR Flite Size
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: OR Flite Size

12m foil kite. I'm the same weight as you and have used as early as 6 knots (true recorded) , 15 knots starts to feel overpowered and 20 knots is pure survival. so 8-13 would be perfect.
by Bradn
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite for 6-10 knots?
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Re: kite for 6-10 knots?

6 knots is foil kite territory, I've foiled around a top mark which had a recorded 4 knots with a 12m chrono (70kgs) but that was absolute minimum, bareeeely foiling. would suggest a 15m+ foil kite.
by Bradn
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: ELF Joker 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Re: ELF Joker 6

bumping, also curious
by Bradn
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: recommend a GPS for tracking speed while hydrofoiling???
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: recommend a GPS for tracking speed while hydrofoiling???

I've been using the GT-31, but the successor to it, the GW-52 looks nice too.
by Bradn
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best tubekites for lightwind foilboarding ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2782

Re: Best tubekites for lightwind foilboarding ?

The Switch Helium 18m flies in nothing and has pretty decent depower for foilboarding
by Bradn
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 3D Hydrofoil Draw need!
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: 3D Hydrofoil Draw need!

main wing,
Will post parts as the get drawn.
by Bradn
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 3D Hydrofoil Draw need!
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: 3D Hydrofoil Draw need!

Hey,
When do you need it? just a pretty drawing or something practical?
I can draw up one tomorrow.

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