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by Mossy 757
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Sneak peek new Kook 2 piece foil
Replies: 35
Views: 3488

Re: Sneak peek new Kook 2 piece foil

Any updates from the last few months Dirk?
by Mossy 757
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1574

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2017

I think you guys misunderstood the point of this thread. This is a thread about Ram Lovers and speculation about the 2017 schedule of events being held in Nigeria. See Facebook for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/Ram-lover-owne ... 367698161/
by Mossy 757
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I'd Like a Removable Strut Kite
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: I'd Like a Removable Strut Kite

Do you already own a smaller kite than a 12m? If not, a 9 or 10m LEI might be the ticket...I can ride my 9m Velocity on the foil in as low of winds as the kite will stay flying all the way up to 30 knots with the TT, it's very close to a 1 kite quiver and would be a good foundation for a 2 kite quiv...
by Mossy 757
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 3740

Re: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?

I said football, not soccer... http://www.stack.com/a/the-dimensions-of-a-football-field Put down the crack pipe...from your link: http://i68.tinypic.com/15wgf2r.png Total length including end zones is 120 yards. A half of that is 60... A football field is 60 yards which is approximately 55 meters
by Mossy 757
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 3740

Re: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?

A football field is 60 yards which is approximately 55 meters lol, wut? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_field I said football, not soccer... http://www.stack.com/a/the-dimensions-of-a-football-field Put down the crack pipe...from your link: http://i68.tinypic.com/15wgf2r.png
by Mossy 757
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 3740

Re: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?

grigorib wrote:A football field is 60 yards which is approximately 55 meters


lol, wut?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_field
by Mossy 757
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 3740

Re: foil kites vs inflatable racing kites for racing + foil boards vs race boards?

grigorib wrote:40m lines



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Can you imagine launching someone's kite from half a football field away?
by Mossy 757
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Custom bar idea?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Custom bar idea?

Just saw an ultra minimalist RAM AIR (RA) Kite bar. A carbon tube with a center trim loop hole and holes on each side for steering lines, nothing more. Gave me an idea that may or not be a good one worth testing? What if a "pull loops" were attached to both steering lines on the near side...
by Mossy 757
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Vmg
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Vmg

The wiki is really comprehensive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocity_made_good The way you train to this for hydrofoil racing is to have a good GPS watch that allows you to "mark" an upwind mark and a downwind mark, then you sail various speeds to calculate best VMG. For example: Upwin...
by Mossy 757
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Loosing Lift on Waves
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Loosing Lift on Waves

Keeping with the skateboard image, a nice forward leaning crouched stance will make dropping into the face easier and I've found that driving towards the kite a bit to loosen the lines a touch allows my body to lean into the drop more without kite powering pulling me upwards and carrying my weight. ...

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