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by lovethepirk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Post your polar and VMG
Replies: 60
Views: 4756

Re: Post your polar and VMG

I apologize if I'm asking in a wrong thread, but I have still not seen a simple explanation of VMG. If I set sail at the shoreline with my buddy walking the beach upshore at the same time to a destination only 1 mile upshore of us. He walks 1 mile upshore in 60 minutes(lazy bastard) at the same time...
by lovethepirk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: roll stability of foils?
Replies: 30
Views: 1475

Re: roll stability of foils?

What most people forget is that the foil is not sitting still in the water. It is flying at speed, and the pull of the kite is trying to pitch the foil forward. This makes the tailplane or stabiliser more important than on a plane driven by engines. The Tailplane is preventing the Front Wing from p...
by lovethepirk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: roll stability of foils?
Replies: 30
Views: 1475

Re: roll stability of foils?

alexrider wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:01 am
Sorry pirk, I know what you mean, but in order to avoid misunderstanding, I suggest you use proper terminology.
I edit the post to reflect your suggestions.
by lovethepirk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: roll stability of foils?
Replies: 30
Views: 1475

Re: roll stability of foils?

Here you can see my Delta race wing has quite a lot of upward swept wing compared to the tips which do sweep downward.
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by lovethepirk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: roll stability of foils?
Replies: 30
Views: 1475

Re: roll stability of foils?

This question interested me a lot when I was designing a kite a year ago. The answers above are correct, but I think this example may help you understand. This is only in theory though, as my Delta race wing 'looks' anhedral(downward wing angle), but a significant part of the wing could be argued to...
by lovethepirk
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bar build questions
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Bar build questions

My LF bar setup I built had a factory line snap from within the floaty last week :o I replaced those lines with dyneema and re-built everything with a much longer trim line so I can trim on the go vs reaching. I don't have the ronstan pulley so on my build I am not getting the easier pull, but I jus...
by lovethepirk
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: rescuing a foil board
Replies: 36
Views: 2176

Re: rescuing a foil board

I have had similar situations in the past, when the kite goes down in light wind (not enough to relaunch) and the foil board is drifting down wind faster then me and the kite. My solution in light winds is to now carry a thin rope with a clip on one end and the other end attached to my key tie in m...
by lovethepirk
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 60 feet jump for a 15 year old kid
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: 60 feet jump for a 15 year old kid

Dimitri, That is some impressive stuff. Your son is a more defined hybrid of you, benefiting from all the generation 1's broken ribs and beatings. Let's just hope your wife doesn't give you the beat down of all beat downs if he breaks a rib :o :o Get your ass down to Naples this winter for some boos...
by lovethepirk
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Landing jumps without falling forward
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Landing jumps without falling forward

Here's a pic of the dude that lands clean frontrolls here from yesterday....I'm still losing my board and I think it may b/c I'm trying to rotate too aggressively after the pop like a TT. I'm thinking it needs to be slower and more gentle. I've got some funny gopro of it once I look at it where I go...
by lovethepirk
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Landing jumps without falling forward
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Landing jumps without falling forward

I also have that problem, some times when landing I get catapulted forward just when touching the water. The most dificult part for me is to feel when the foil is going to leave the water when popping (My spot is always really choppy) and sometimes I get out of water before than expected with a ton...

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