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by gbrungra
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost: bar/lines in San Diego, California
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Lost: bar/lines in San Diego, California

Lost (left on the beach):

Griffin bar/lines/extensions

Left at Stinky's beach, on Fiesta Island, in Mission Bay on Monday, March 6th.

If you, or someone you know, picked them up, please call me. I'll happy pay a ransom, or trade a 6-pack for good karma.

Thanks,
Griffin
858-366-2994
by gbrungra
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: double the fun ... sort of
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: double the fun ... sort of

Impressive. Looks like the biggest kites are on top, but they all turn together pretty well. I imagine they've found fast-turning large kites, and slow turning smaller kites. And probably fiddled with the rear line attachment points on each kite. Many kites have two or three different options, for c...
by gbrungra
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Griffin kites
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: Griffen kites

Griffin kites also seems to spend more time dialing bridle measurements than most manufacturers. They went back and offered upgraded bridles for all their 2014 TRX kites based on additional testing in 2016. Most manufacturers would rather be marketing and selling new kites than spending time/money/e...
by gbrungra
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Griffin kites
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: Griffen kites

My go-to kite is a 2014 Griffin TRX 17m. Not grumpy, but good turning and wind range.

I haven't tried any of their newer kites.
by gbrungra
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: who needs a kite ....
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: who needs a kite ....

It could be interesting if someone designed a foil for maximum pumping efficiency. Right now most foils are either low aspect( not efficient enough) or high aspect, but designed for speed/VMG for racing.

I wonder what a high-aspect, pumping-designed foil could do?
by gbrungra
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil with trim wand
Replies: 24
Views: 1627

Re: Hydrofoil with trim wand

BraCuru wrote:Nope!
Any reason for it?
Learning. It would be cool for kite schools to have them for everyone's first hour on a foil.
by gbrungra
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Practicing foil technique without a foil
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Practicing foil technique without a foil

The name of the board I use at my gym is the "Extreme Balance Board" https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjni8ClyurRAhWrr1QKHRFUCYQQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diamondfitnesssystems.com%2FPage%2520Twist%2520extreme_balance_board.htm&psig=AFQjCNE...
by gbrungra
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Practicing foil technique without a foil
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Practicing foil technique without a foil

I've wondered about this a lot, as I plan to learn to foil this spring. I've been doing the balance board thing at the gym, while hanging from a big elastic strap attached to the weight racks. (The balance board can tip, so my weight is still over the board). I've thought maybe a longer, pin-tailed ...
by gbrungra
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Review: Banga BF016WA001 Race Foil
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: Foil Review: Banga BF016WA001 Race Foil

Looks like the wing and stabilizer are fixed to the fuesalage on the Banga? So, no angle of attack adjustment? What do the bolt heads look like on the underside of the fuesalage (for the mast connection)? How streamlined? How long before drag coefficients get published for foils? Lift coefficient? E...
by gbrungra
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Review: Banga BF016WA001 Race Foil
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: Foil Review: Banga BF016WA001 Race Foil

If the Banga is faster in light winds, and the Mike's lab is faster in higher winds (largely due to a 100 sq-cm difference in wing area), then why don't racing foils come with multiple front wings, so you can swap and match to kite size? For example, when using a 18m foil kite, use the 600 sq-cm fro...

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