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by flying grandpa
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite resistance against hitting the water
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Foil kite resistance against hitting the water

Thank you, jorivs, that was this vid I saw. Jakemore, what is the hexk, that you flew out? You give us very wide and historical answer. Thank you I wonder, whether FS on the crash test had full ribs, or the elipses were cutted out of it, to reduce weight and improve air flow inside as well as crash ...
by flying grandpa
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite resistance against hitting the water
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Foil kite resistance against hitting the water

I saw a clip showing a kiter in Egypt hitting his foil kite many times into water with full speed, to show resistance of the kite, as well as how easy it is to relounch. Don't remember the name on it. But the size was above 10m. I am curious, what is your experience in that matter. Two days ago in g...
by flying grandpa
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why pro-riders move the hip forwards?
Replies: 25
Views: 2592

Re: Why pro-riders move the hip forwards?

IMHO hip forward allows rider to keep his front leg more stright = less effort.
by flying grandpa
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: carving to toe

You are right about that Tadeusz, but for someone who has not learned turning the hydrofoil yet, it is NOT easy at all... And the downside with downloops for experienced riders are still, that you get the powerspike at the wrong moment namely going out of the turn and the kite is lower - meaning yo...
by flying grandpa
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: carving to toe

The information in the thread is really a gem for someone who is working on this. I would like to stay with the downloop, if I may. To try and summarize what is being said: Riding left foot forward and gybing to toeside with downloop: 1. Head upwind with foil at mid-height and decent speed. 2. Brin...
by flying grandpa
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: carving to toe

[quote=Peter_Frank post_id=998785 time=1512765186 user_id=912 Getting back to the kite downloop - when up foiling you have to either do a tight carve (very difficult in fact impossible when learning) and fly the kite around simultaneously in sync, and NOT follow the kite :thumb: 8) PF [/quote] High,...
by flying grandpa
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: carving to toe

Ride more up wind, keep kite low at 45 degrees. Initiate kite turn fairly aggressively, and quickly follow by yawing board into and thru the turn. Look where you are turning. Keep yawing thru the arc. Seek to maintain like tension by coming around quickly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY2xbDPL59...
by flying grandpa
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting
Replies: 37
Views: 2851

Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Considering value for money - Kurtis glasses are cheepest. Geniously simple yet effective antifog ventilation system, polarized, safe elasticity of frame and lenses. On foil you have to have a clear vision all the time or you crash. I've tried about 10 different brands and all were fogging. Since a ...
by flying grandpa
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 54
Views: 8837

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

knotwindy wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:40 pm
Also, the further sideways the attachment point can move the more de power you lose when toeside. If you like to ride wound up, this can be a problem as well.
You are right, knotwindy.
Especially that shell harness is located much higher than seat harness I'm using now.
by flying grandpa
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 54
Views: 8837

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

Thanks for warning, Mitaka. Rope angle where the slider is at my present bar is below 90 degree. I expect similar or lower angle with shell harness. Another force scheme will apply: https://www.ropebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/deviation-ex-20.jpg Above force scheme slightly differs from real ...

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