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by juandesooka
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3171

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Funny ... this thread is started to supposedly make it easier for beginners to understand how to turn a foil. Sure seems to over complicate something that is largely intuitive and learned by feel through experience. But the graphics about what yaw is are interesting. I thought about that boat graphi...
by juandesooka
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean

plummet wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:17 am
I was cranked right over today heelside dragging my hand in the water. I felt cool as fuck. A basic move on a TT, but it's somewhat more challenging on the foil.
Yeah!
Now try it toeside ... a lot of distance from way up there to way down there, a lot of commitment to leaning into that turn. :-)
by juandesooka
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean

Seems to me stance can be about style points or maximizing effectiveness. Racers often seem to have a little of the poo stance, probably to help account for being massively over powered with huge kites for the conditions. There are no style points in a race ... fastest wins. For beginners, a low cen...
by juandesooka
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: carving to toe

I agree with Plummet. It's not much different than turning a surfboard through a heelside - toeside turn. Follow the same beginner surfboard advice: you want to follow the kite through the turn, with nose of board always pointing at the kite. You need to have enough power that it pulls you through t...
by juandesooka
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil lift in different water temperature /salinity
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Hydrofoil lift in different water temperature /salinity

It is a noticeable difference when surfing in a river mouth (cold water), when transition between the salt water and fresh water zones. Fresh water feels more sluggish, assumed from less salinity and also colder. This is especially noticed paddling, but also surfing. Probably same thing with foil, t...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2997

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

maybe I am off base but if you are at max foil height and can't make it come down ... that sounds like you have too much kite for the conditions. If your new wings have more surface area and are lower aspect, maybe you need to drop a kite size?
by juandesooka
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding
Replies: 17
Views: 1031

Re: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding

I don't think the board skills translate that well. If anything closer to wake boarding.

But foiling straight down wind doing s turns in swell.....Closest I have felt to powder snowboarding. Half weightless and silent carving. :-)
by juandesooka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nigel no mates
Replies: 18
Views: 1108

Re: Nigel no mates

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by juandesooka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2997

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

Just ordered a Gong G10 front wing medium.... you need specialist machines to work on the material, hacksaws, files and bench grinders are useless. Right on, hope the gong wing attaches without too much trouble. It is probably heresy to suggest it, but may end up being easier to make a new fuselage...
by juandesooka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean rodeo Soul too KB specific?
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Ocean rodeo Soul too KB specific?

I'd consider a Soul if good deal came along ... for kiting, maybe for sup, but probably not for surfing. I haven't tried, but am told any air in the suit makes it too buoyant to duck dive. I suspect it would get water in it. And then a safety issue: you break a seal, swimming in the waves with this ...

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