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by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: cutting the mast
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: cutting the mast

Starsky, what do you mean "but you have the short masts" ?

He writes he want to cut down his mast, not what length he got now ?

Confusing :roll:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is 16m too much for me?
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Is 16m too much for me?

Being light weight myself I wouldn't recommend anything over 12 unless it is light wind specific. If you really want to pinch every last knot then get a foil or there are some great light wind specific LEIs now. The 16 you mention is meant for heavy riders in 15+ knots it seems. This means the kite...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: cutting the mast
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: cutting the mast

thinking my home built cf foil/mast is useless for retail, I'm thinking to cut the mast to about 18 inches or so. this will require building a new mounting plate. has anyone done this successfully? the new slingshot is just to new and pristine to keep for my uses, so I will sell it and give my Cara...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is 16m too much for me?
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Is 16m too much for me?

its true that gains are little with big and bigger kites........but if you dont have one then you are always at the beach saying " just give me one more knot" a 16m would be absolutly fine but the new light wind kites will be way better than a regular weight 16m. The difference at some po...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: its not going to happen for me
Replies: 56
Views: 2197

Re: its not going to happen for me

I think the biggest problem with learning to foil is giving up perfectly good kitesurfing sessions in order to flounder around in the water with a hydrofoil. It's really very reminiscent of the early days of kiting - giving up perfectly good poleboarding sessions in order to flounder around trying ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is 16m too much for me?
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Is 16m too much for me?

That is EXTREMELY individual. I dont know or see any around here, typical weights meaning 10-15 kg heavier than you (you are extremely light), except those who are over 90 kg (200 lbs), who uses a 16 m2 kite. 14 m2, occasionally a 15 especially for the heavy guys, is used for TT riding and necessary...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do you rig your lines ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2159

Re: How do you rig your lines ?

i always use J because I self launch so much but I guess I'm the only person who does it this way. I always pump up first because if it's windy (25+ knots) your lines will turn into a rats nest if you don't launch right away after setting up the lines so that's just a habit I have now. Snip... If e...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do you rig your lines ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2159

Re: How do you rig your lines ?

Your method is an awesome twist to the classic "side to the wind" windmaker, and it seems to have advantages most have never shared a thought - love the idea, thanks for sharing, will try that myself and see :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Storm Voyager 3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Storm Voyager 3 ?

Thanks for the feedbacks. "Only bad thing is the down tendency on the top end when you're foiling" - I'm not sure what you mean by "down tendency", can you clarify? Even though it is 12m that interests me, for the 15m what do you reckon is the comfortable wind range for foiling ...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do you rig your lines ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2159

Re: How do you rig your lines ?

Doing it in exactly the same way each time is a good thing and definitely a sane habit, as it will minimize mistakes, and you can do it easily and without sudden "mess" :rollgrin: The downside is, as we can see here, that because many "refuse to do it otherwise than the way THEY want...

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