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by Peter_Frank
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Go Foil powered by a kite for waveriding
Replies: 26
Views: 2013

Re: Go Foil powered by a kite for waveriding

I am pondering possibilities for making a big wing out of G10 to play with on a SUP. Get a shorter mast, play around, see if it works. Relatively cheap fun project. Thinking about it, why are the SUP/surf foils not using canard configuration? Seems to be a good fit -- more lift for smaller wings (o...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 209
Views: 33744

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

I assume they all wanted to ride their own highest performance raceboards ? I dont know... The CRX kite in the 13 m2 size is really good, despite the many battens it can hang in really low wind, good power, and stable when on the upper end because of the battens :thumb: NOT taken from the owners, bu...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Dyno 2015 NO water relaunch?
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: North Dyno 2015 NO water relaunch?

No Lokihel, if you are powered the same when riding on your board, and same kitesize, the current doesnt matter at all, relaunch is precisely the same no matter how much current :naughty: To compensate for current, we choose a bigger kite if downwind current, and a smaller if upwind current - to get...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Dyno 2015 NO water relaunch?
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: North Dyno 2015 NO water relaunch?

Snip.. Yes I've also tried to swim backwards, but the current was strong and the kite started to dive pretty fast in front of me :-? Don't blame the current :o Will repeat: Current does not change relaunch in any way whatsoever :thumb: You will go more upwind, or less, compared to solid ground, dep...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lightwind / non-race foil
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Lightwind / non-race foil

Peter what length are your 'normal lines' to make an 8m work in 10 - 11 knots? I've recently started using 28m instead of 20m and can get my carver wing up & flying with a 9m kite, very happy. Yes, they are 26-27 meter, my bars with "normal" foillines, which in my world are the "short" lines then. ...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lightwind / non-race foil
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Lightwind / non-race foil

Dont know if this is the right thread or not ? But was out today for the very first time on my new KETOS WaveXL wing and new 130 Pocket board, I bought and received yesterday, so used half the night to put Hexatraction on so it would be ready (summerholidays here now, luckily). A really different wa...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Glide ! Low or High aspect wing
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Glide ! Low or High aspect wing

I know, but WHY would you do this ? To be able to ride in really low wind is the obvious answer yes, but it will turn lousy.... So more fun with a lower AR wing that turns well and starts quite early, or a higher AR faster wing that starts a tad later but can ride in the same lowend when first up to...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Glide ! Low or High aspect wing
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Glide ! Low or High aspect wing

A higher AR wing has somewhat better low end and way better glide, everything else being equal, as simple as that :thumb: Of course one can not compare if different area and profile. A really slow and lifting wing like the Takuma will work great for light wind, eventhough less apparent wind yes, but...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Windsurf Foiling to Rival Kite Foiling?
Replies: 23
Views: 1484

Re: Windsurf Foiling to Rival Kite Foiling?

I am doing both. But hey, wait a minute, I DID both, it has been a long time since out windfoiling :roll: Why ? Several things: Windfoil takes up a lot of space in or on your car :-? It is a lot more timeconsuming getting in and out, as you have to swim a while both ways - where we can just boarddra...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Getting out at rocky spot
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Getting out at rocky spot

Snip... In flat water I can body drag while keeping mast horizontal to water line but my board has low volume "shinn el stubbo"... in waves must be tough, I am a newbie so no advises... If "unknown" bottom or rocks or low water sandbanks, and dead onshore wind, I always have my mast in the surface,...

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