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by Peter_Frank
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I suck at jybes
Replies: 69
Views: 4417

Re: I suck at jybes

Agree, two front straps are easier than strapless when learning, and also much more reliable later. As you wont "hop" or put your feet too much off now, having this perfect marker that can be felt and sometimes even catch spot on if you "glide" around :thumb: One strap though, hmm, not same advantag...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LF Solo 2017 test
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: LF Solo 2017 test

Yes, gruntiness has advantages in terms of pushing the low end a tad down - IF it is sufficiently fast to give you peak power spike you can also push the marginal limit down, otherwise not really. I can not see any connection to gruntiness and whether a kite hindenburgs or not ? It is all in the des...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Board length and weight
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Board length and weight

So you had the LF fish board with your foil? I tried that thing and had problems riding it on the surface because it was so flat (even in the nose). Changing to a lighter board for me made the whole setup feel more reactive. Lighter board is definitEly better I think. The only problem I could think...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: When chasing light wind, what matters?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: When chasing light wind, what matters?

I would say board is almost irrelevant with the right foil and kite. Hard to compare wind speeds because everyone measures differently, but in my experience the floatation from a big board does help quite a bit. My low end limit is usually reached (on 15m sonic1 and spotz2) where I'm constantly loo...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: When chasing light wind, what matters?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: When chasing light wind, what matters?

Add a shorter mast to the above. Hmmm, isnt this only in very special conditions it can be an advantage ? Like onshore winds, low water etc ? (which many got, I admit, but in many spots there are deep water and/or not onshore). Otherwise I dont think it matters, you actually has less downdrift with...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I suck at jybes
Replies: 69
Views: 4417

Re: I suck at jybes

When I say gybe I mean switching feet and changing direction. Not simply carving heal to toe on my good side (which happens to be goofy). I can carve to toeside and back again until the cows come home. Ah, gotcha. I know in sailing gybe and tack is the change of direction, but is windsurfing includ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: When chasing light wind, what matters?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: When chasing light wind, what matters?

Bigger board or a bigger wing? Assuming you can have whatever kite you want... BOTH, no doubt - but if you can only have one, bigger board is most important IMO. As when you got a board you can get yourself lifted onto somehow - you can pump the board up into foiling, using a foilkite for getting t...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?

In my experience, it is either from the bar getting between your board and your ribs, or the spreader bar somehow getting into your ribs at a crash. Not from hitting the water (if nothing in between), so not sure an impact west will help on this very issue, if the spreader bar bends your ribs ? But ...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where's the Best Winter Wind?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Where's the Best Winter Wind?

kitegirls wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:02 am
Looking for Jan, Feb, March spots that are warm & don't suck. Caribbean?

Capetown :naughty:

But you are out early, as it will not be till next year ?

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Twintip hydrofoil?? Any news test??
Replies: 51
Views: 1962

Re: Twintip hydrofoil?? Any news test??

Kamikuza wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Starsky wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:47 pm
You get spoiled by a foil
Oh how true that is!
Yep, you do 8)

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