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by gbrungra
Sat May 27, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mantafoils
Replies: 260
Views: 47256

Re: Mantafoils

I've also had the idea for an inflatable hfkb. A wake skate, minimum size, with an inflatable "board" that gets added onto the bottom of the wkaeskate for light wind days. Perfect for travel.
by gbrungra
Thu May 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: KiteFoil GoldCup Title Holder Nocher Opens Account with Flawless Races
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: KiteFoil GoldCup Title Holder Nocher Opens Account with Flawless Races

I thought Nico parlier was the 2016 gold cup champion?
by gbrungra
Wed May 17, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan
Replies: 36
Views: 6493

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

...I think its very valid to point out that some of the single strut kites are more show than substance. The LF solo has never shown itself to be very light or quick and it shows when you fly one next to a cloud. In my opinion the solo was a simple knee jerk reaction without much thinking through t...
by gbrungra
Wed May 17, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone releases R1V3...does this crap ever end?!
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Re: Ozone releases R1V3...does this crap ever end?!

The racing arms race continues.

But it's good for all of us if it pushes the technology and keeps the used market flooded with good used racing gear...
by gbrungra
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North coming out with a new foil?
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: North coming out with a new foil?

Release in June, but no prototype test reports yet?

Price seems fine if the performance is there. At that price the Zeeko aluminum is the one to beat?

Why is the foil shown ventilating in the marketing photo?
by gbrungra
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: food for thought - strut position
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: food for thought - strut position

I had an idea to use #5 to combat seaweed. With the fuselage flowing straight into the front wing leading edge, so hopefully seaweed would flow down the fuselage, then off the sides of the front foil (which would be swept back to better shed seaweed)
by gbrungra
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan
Replies: 36
Views: 6493

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a foilkite fan

Info on Airush Ultra here: http://airush.com/2017/kites/ultra/ ULTRA 5m = 1.7kg ULTRA 6m = 1.8kg ULTRA 7m = 2.11kg ULTRA 8m = 2.19kg ULTRA 9m = 2.28kg ULTRA 12m = 2.6kg ULTRA 15m = 3.4kg I have put a 2007 14m Best Waroo on the scale: 3.65kg I removed two struts now it is 3.15kg did not try it yet b...
by gbrungra
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Traversata CIR2017 - Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Traversata CIR2017 - Cancelled

April Fools, right? I hope...
by gbrungra
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift introduces electric foil!
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Lift introduces electric foil!

Interesting that the motor/propeller is above the foil. So you breach the propeller and lose thrust, but don't breach the foil and come down off the foil.

Has anyone seen video of anyone starting from a dead stop on one of these things?

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