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by Peter_Frank
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamically better leading edge
Replies: 35
Views: 1758

Re: Aerodynamically better leading edge

Gaastra phoenix double Wait a minute... They put smaller diameter tube in front of the bigger one? That doesn't make any sense. Why not ? It is the LE diameter that is too "bulbous" and causes drag. The "trailing edge" of the front tube is not really important - as there is stag...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Effect of split point on bar trim
Replies: 36
Views: 2029

Re: Effect of split point on bar trim

Snip... It's a skill any intermediate kiter should know. To be able to figure out quickly when a kite is well balanced. You should be able to put a kite into the sky and within a few seconds know exactly how many inches or cm of pigtails need to be added or subtracted to get the kite to fly how you...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Secondary mast choice: 70cm vs 41cm
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Secondary mast choice: 70cm vs 41cm

Hi all, Can you ride a 40cm mast in conditions other than total flat water? Not really. 70cm is my vote. 40cm is only useful for the 1st couple of hours of learning imo. Agree - even with my 83cm mast I can not do much except marginal conditions being cautious about my height, and everything gets m...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Effect of split point on bar trim
Replies: 36
Views: 2029

Re: Effect of split point on bar trim

That seems backwards to me. As you move the V down towards the bar the front lines get effectively shorter, right? But IMO it is not important at all, because everybody trim their kites by flying and feeling where it is spot on It can absolutely be important - but not necessarily to you with your s...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 31
Views: 1763

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Moses fuse is circular in section. I have one. Be a real pain to get that thing stabbed into me, and frankly, I fear it. Already call the thing " Jaws" after ripping up my wetsuit during 3rd ( crash) session. too bad you mess up the finish by reshaping it. Peter, would you just make a bul...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Effect of split point on bar trim
Replies: 36
Views: 2029

Re: Effect of split point on bar trim

great thread. I like setting my Naish Torch Bar so that all lines are equal when 2 inches above the QR head. This means the final 2 inches cause oversheeting, which has interesting flight charactersitics on a Naish Torch. For other kites, I tend to prefer leaving only 1/2" at full power above ...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Effect of split point on bar trim
Replies: 36
Views: 2029

Re: Effect of split point on bar trim

That seems backwards to me. As you move the V down towards the bar the front lines get effectively shorter, right? It is correct, when the given is (from the O.P.) that you measure your rear lines up against your front lines when pulled out along each other, and secure they are equal length. Doing ...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamically better leading edge
Replies: 35
Views: 1758

Re: Aerodynamically better leading edge

Aah, yes it was Gaastra and not North :D

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 31
Views: 1763

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Not worried about the tail, but the nose :naughty:
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 31
Views: 1763

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Looking really good, as the Moses IS good, and nice to see one more almost full carbon in the US :thumb:

Only thing I would do immediately, is to cut/file/sand the sharp pointy nose, but should be really easy :naughty:

8) PF

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