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by stevez
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large compact wings for surfing on a hydrofoil
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: Large compact wings for surfimg on a hydrofoil

I came into some slingshot gear, so I've been experimenting with the H2 and H4 wings. Had a fun session last weekend in some decent size wind swells, was sure noticable when the H4 caught a wave, as it would accelerate downwind towards the kite to point of wondering if it could drift fast enough to...
by stevez
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 8902

Re: Foil - wave riding

As an example heres a pic of me heading out on a 40 knot day. 23456533_868285830001591_8098654805791773008_o.jpg Here's a picture of the same day same location of someone else on an sb in the impact zone. Now did I ride some of those waves on the foil? yes. Was i as deep as the sb rider. No. Was it...
by stevez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 8902

Re: Foil - wave riding

plummet wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:23 pm
I have ridden this wave on the foil...
Pics or it didn't happen :lol:

You keep posting this pic of a guy with a black kite riding this slab, but what's really called for is one with you charging it on a foil :wink:

Any form of photo or video evidence, pov or otherwise would be acceptable.
by stevez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 8902

Re: Foil - wave riding

The idea is that the kite is the tow-in :) I personally don't mind what it's called, or even what it is. As long as it's wind powered and not attached to the board. For now I'm in agreement that the cloud d's are the best option. Based on my own experience, and that I'm yet to see, in person or vide...
by stevez
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil - wave riding
Replies: 94
Views: 8902

Re: Foil - wave riding

What is required from the next generation of wave foil kites: Excellent drift, but also the ability to fly for quite long periods under slack lines, without moving out of position. They basically need the ability to glide on their own, without needing lines to keep them in position. So they need to ...
by stevez
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large compact wings for surfing on a hydrofoil
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: Large compact wings for surfimg on a hydrofoil

A little too heavy! The front wing alone weighs 1.8kg. Don't know why it's so heavy. So in total it's about 4.3 or 4.4kg. You don't feel it on the water because the weight is over the center of gravity. But it's not the setup for strapless air. I have the smaller wing, the 580 as well. That wing wei...
by stevez
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding Styles and best foils for curvy carving...
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: Riding Styles and best foils for curvy carving...

BigZ wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:05 am
Hi Stevez

Where did you get 87cm mast for Kenalu?

Thanks
I got it from Kenalu directly.
Their stock mast is 66cm, but they can make different sizes to order, at least they did for me. Up to max 90 I think. Makes a big difference.
by stevez
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large compact wings for surfing on a hydrofoil
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: Large compact wings for surfimg on a hydrofoil

This is my rig for riding surf. Only small waves so far, but it doesn't need much.
Span 77.5cm (I think), area 1500cm2.
Mast length 87cm.
Board is 97cm, homemade, and looking to make one a size smaller (probably around 80-85cm).
Really enjoying this setup.
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by stevez
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Yeah, that's it. Boards are about an inch thick, laminated, not completely solid. There's 3 layers over the base plate area, but 2 is enough, as I still have a 3mm perspex sheet to distribute the point load at the front of the plate. The second one has uni carbon strips for added stiffness as I want...
by stevez
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

I made 2 pocket boards out of paulownia, 99 and 97cm.
Just one 6oz (200g) layer all round overlapped on the rails. An extra layer over the base plate. It seems to be enough.
Both boards are on target for weight, strength and stiffness, and are holding up well.

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