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by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for learning to ride toeside
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Tips for learning to ride toeside

I think the touchdown carve to toe is a good step I think I might have said this before, but I only did a couple of those and they were unsuccessful. I quickly discovered that if you just keep carving upwind until you're almost at a stop and about to stall, you can redirect the kite to the other si...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed

+15 knots and a 15 m2 Chrono with a 1200 cm2 wing - this seems utterly wrong in every way, I think you should start here instead :roll: Unless you weigh 700 pounds, then it sounds right :thumb: Racers can ride with such a kite in that much wing yes, but on tiny very flat/fast wings. You got the inpu...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for learning to ride toeside
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Tips for learning to ride toeside

Whereas on a hydrofoil he will for starters not be able to point very high toeside, so if too much kite it is impossible IMO, and overall, a smaller well chosen size is so much better. Point very high, you mean upwind? Why is this important? My intuition is that one can develop toeside riding skill...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straps or strapless poll
Replies: 51
Views: 2364

Re: Straps or strapless poll

1 loose front foot strap helps my starts. I should try without. I would also be interested if foil aspect matches strap usage. Low-Aspect/Surfy = no straps high-aspect/Speed/Racing = straps 22/Straps 13/without True, one can say that almost everyone riding high-aspect/Speed/Racing = straps. But for...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for learning to ride toeside
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Tips for learning to ride toeside

If you can do the turn, then you are on the stage which is quite similar to progressing from riding heel side board-on-the-water to flying. Just try riding toe side with board on the water for some time and flying would click in the same way as it did with heel side. This is where I disagree with o...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for learning to ride toeside
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Tips for learning to ride toeside

The smaller the kite (less powered), the easier, as long as it isnt so small you can barely foil, then it become tricky again. Some prefer to use a harness with a sliding hook to be able to twist more upwind (I dont like it, got one but dont like the sloppy feel eventhough it in theory might help wi...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straps or strapless poll
Replies: 51
Views: 2364

Re: Straps or strapless poll

So Straps count: 18 Strapless count: 13 As said - surprised how many who dont race or ride fast, riding strapped, so it explains a lot of the "trim" posts you see, that otherwise would be obsolete :D Probably because many want to jump :thumb: Good to see there was an explanation, namely that most ri...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is your preferred trim system?
Replies: 33
Views: 2624

Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Clam cleats, definitely. Easy to adjust, you can see when the depower gets worn, you can change the rope easily and fast, you can change depower length and position easy, and you can make this trim system yourself for your bars. Furthermore you can use the smaller clamcleat CL828 if you like, for th...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 644
Views: 171593

Re: Moses 2018

I got a 100 cm and a short 83 cm mast (and one in between) grigorib. It is a good combo indeed, as the short one can be used in marginal onshore winds. A 75 would also be fine here, it is just in this region these are usable in such conditions - being possible to get up and out. And 80 cm is still o...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil position on track
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Foil position on track

I am riding a GW 101 with 590 wing on a lf galaxy board. I have the foil about 4 cm fro the back of the track. I know this could be a long discussion, but in general, what is the benefit to moving the track all the way forward? Is it just for moving foot position forward? Thanks for any input. "Is ...

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