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by gbrungra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Short masts
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Short masts

28"

Even 24" masts are getting popular because of the SUP foils.
by gbrungra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Opinion on lessons
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: Opinion on lessons

Foothooks, not straps.

Do at least one of the following to make it easier to ride the board on the surface:
1. Move footstraps (ideally hooks) all the way forward.
2. Move mast all the way back, if board has tracks.
3. Shim rear wing for less lift.
by gbrungra
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for sub 10 knot foiling
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Best kite for sub 10 knot foiling

Lots of long threads already on this topic in the hydrofoil section of the forums. Everyone seems to be able to have fun foiling in 10mph wind, but as soon as you want to go below that then all sorts of factors become more important: -how gusty (and more important, lull-y) is your wind. If you are o...
by gbrungra
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H4
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Slingshot H4

TomW wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Still confused. H1 and H4 are the same?
H4 appears to be the biggest.
by gbrungra
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H4
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Slingshot H4

My interpretation of SS website: H1: "surf, sup, wave rider" (stock high wind windsurfer wing) (H5?H1<H2) H2: "larger wing, more lift, user friendly performance" (stock light wind windsurf wing) (H1<H2<H4) H3: "faster flying, higher performance" (no idea how big it is. Looks higher aspect-ratio) H4:...
by gbrungra
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Bullet by Zeeko - the fastest alloy hydrofoil

Not the best translation. They use "nervous" as positive adjective...
by gbrungra
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 202
Views: 22019

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

We keep saying "Chinese factory" like only knock-offs are made in China.

My brand-name Slingshot hoverglide was made in a Chinese factory...
by gbrungra
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: teaching absolute newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: teaching absolute newbie

I just taught my brother to foil behind a boat. He's a more natural athlete, so he was doing as well on his first session as I was, even though I'd foiled w a kite five times. There's no way I would let him loose w a kite and foil. Maybe if someone were already a snow kiter, and you taught them to f...
by gbrungra
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Tip of Foil Breaching Surface

The SUP foils (GoFoil, etc) appear very tolerant of breaching. Which is good since they are being riden in surf w short masts.
by gbrungra
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it possible to kite a surf-foil?
Replies: 74
Views: 5717

Re: Is it possible to kite a surf-foil?

I wish slingshot would sell a SUP sized front wing to swap onto the hoverglide. It would go great with the shorter flight school masts.

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