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by opie
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: For an absolute newbie

I am surprised to hear that some of you managed to avoid getting the foil in the kite lines. I thought it was an inevitable (and definitely dangerous), part of learning.
by opie
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: For an absolute newbie

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:16 pm
A 14 m2 kite is NOT that big for hydrofoiling, with 107 kg.

It corresponds to a 10 m2 kite for the average weight, so the 14 m2 would be just fine in 10-12 knots for you Lopi :thumb:


8) Peter
That's a good point.
by opie
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: For an absolute newbie

The 633 will be much easier to learn on. The Hover glide is a good, tough foil. I learned to foil after I stayed upwind 5 times on a twin tip. It took me 11 sessions to start foiling for entire tacks. Good kiters can do this in one to 4 sessions. I have never seen any one take as long to start foili...
by opie
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Some pics building a XPS, paulownia, carbon foilboard
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Some pics building a XPS, paulownia, carbon foilboard

Nice! And thanks for all the photos.
by opie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how thick wetsuit for hood river
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: how thick wetsuit for hood river

Thanks for the quick response. Packing now! :D
by opie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how thick wetsuit for hood river
Replies: 6
Views: 505

how thick wetsuit for hood river

What wetsuit thickness should I bring for Hood River this week?
by opie
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 63
Views: 11704

Re: Another DIY foil

This is all Ketos.
original stabilizer 138 g
small stabilizer 235 cm2 = 110 g
Fr2 xl 880 cm2= 627g
Fr2 700 cm2= 494g
Fuse = 358g
100 cm mast = 1446g
by opie
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: A return to building
Replies: 6
Views: 4519

Re: A return to building

Thanks for this, lot's of good info and pictures.

It's cool to see what someone with skills is able to achieve without all the tools available.
by opie
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Help with simple DIY board build
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: Help with simple DIY board build

Good chance plywood won't float the slingshot foil. I would check that first.
by opie
Wed May 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 15652

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

I am no expert but I think if you add some fibers at 45/45 it will help with twist. Hopefully someone with more experience will notice this and give more specific suggestions.

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