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by gbrungra
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: food for thought - strut position
Replies: 13
Views: 923

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: 26
Views: 3632

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: 319

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: 37
Views: 3491

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?
by gbrungra
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Rob Douglas crowned the 2016 IKA Kitespeed world champion
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Rob Douglas crowned the 2016 IKA Kitespeed world champion

My current understanding is that for top speed, "speed boards" have ruled for years. "Speed Boards" look like someone started with a narrow twin tip, and started cutting away lots of material. They are usually asymmetric (not just uni-directional, but asymmetric, so you need two boards, one for port...
by gbrungra
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core Kiteboard needs you!
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Core Kiteboard needs you!

I think this thread was revived as an April Fools' joke.
by gbrungra
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Rob Douglas crowned the 2016 IKA Kitespeed world champion
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Rob Douglas crowned the 2016 IKA Kitespeed world champion

Blast from the past, half of these guys switched from asymmetric speed boards to course raceboards that look like they are from 2011-2013. IMG_1889.PNG The second stage of the 2016 IKA Kitespeed World Championships run a total of 14 races with average wind speeds of 17 knots, and gusts of 35 plus kn...
by gbrungra
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - La Ventana
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: Hydrofoil Pro Tour - La Ventana

Looking forward to more coverage. Amazing how fast the equipment arms-race moves. What is an Enata foil? Never even heard of them. ELF kites? Big fall from dominance just couple years ago. Lots of great foil brands have disappeared from the top finishes: Tarroaa Spotz KFA (actually, they did have a ...
by gbrungra
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Looking for advice - Long distance hydrofoiling
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Looking for advice - Long distance hydrofoiling

I'm following this topic more closely than I care to admit. I've just bought a foil setup to learn on (a nice Camet board and a hoverglide w flightschool package) and already have a list of long-distance foilboarding feats (crossings, circumnavigations, etc) I want to accomplish, even though I haven...
by gbrungra
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost: bar/lines in San Diego, California
Replies: 0
Views: 145

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

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