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by flying grandpa
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance
Replies: 52
Views: 20047

Re: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance

Expecting stormy weather prepared bar with 7m lines for Soul 6. Unfortunately wind was 10-20 knots today, so attached 7m lines to 10m Soul. And that was too short. Unlike 9m lines, 7m setup doesn’t fit the rhytm of my curving turns at all. Also in jumps it was awkward to redirect before landing. But...
by flying grandpa
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance
Replies: 52
Views: 20047

Re: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance

Hi, tomtom - I mean wave HF.
by flying grandpa
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance
Replies: 52
Views: 20047

Re: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance

Someone can ask: what in common has Soul 10 with this thread? The answer is: After this session I’m convinced I will use it on 9m lines as my wave kite in winds above 12. Should work as well as Soul 6 on 12m lines. I plan to shorten Soul6 lines to 8 or even 7m to get similar or even better kite beha...
by flying grandpa
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance
Replies: 52
Views: 20047

Re: HyperLink 7m vs Soul 6m - wave performance

Today have a session in very gusty 10-20 kts wind with 10m Soul/9m lines/45cm bar + spitfire XL. Unexpectadly good power control in gusts, shifts and power zone crossing. As the cross power zone distance is short, kite is not able to accelerate to max speed before reaching edge of wind window, and t...
by flying grandpa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil

If I recall properly, in the movie below I was using front XXLW wing. Check after 1’
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Slow speed attracted stall many times. Also ride close to surface reduce lift additionally, pushing me to increase AoA.
by flying grandpa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil

Thanks for the feedback. When you tried various wings behind a boat, you preferred the Carver wing. Why are you choosing the Spitfire rear wing for mono? The rear wing of the Spitfire may be quite similar in characteristics to a regular kitefoil front wing. As there are few profiles with COP moving...
by flying grandpa
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil

So what is wanted is an adaptor for a main wing to bolt straight to mast. What about mast position on board? Mast should go some 10cm forward. I drilled additional hole in back Spitfire XXL wing and bolted it directly to mast. Fitted well. Most wanted is a foil with COP travel forward at lower AoA....
by flying grandpa
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Half a Zeeko windfoil = Spitfire monofoil

First of all I would like to apologize to Horst Sergio for a new monofoil thread. Thats my way of lobbying for the care hydrodynamic engineers should take about monofoil proffesional adaptation for ordinary kiters. As Horst presented already, mono has many advantages: safety, price, simplicity, weig...
by flying grandpa
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 139
Views: 30450

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Thank you, Sergio for wings details. I am to try Spotz Tuna wing yet. Will post results. I’m beginer to monofoiling. Just started 2 weeks ago. My speeds are much lower. I try to move my front foot back at higher speeds and it helps, but only a little. Should moove back my rear foot rather? Next time...
by flying grandpa
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 139
Views: 30450

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Yesterday tried front XXL wing. A bit higher speed was needed and it become quite comfortable. Also max speed was higher making comfort speed bandwidth wider. So, tried carver once again. Success. I liked this wing the most. Widest speed bandwidth. So tried Zeeko carbon race wing. Succes. Rideble. T...

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