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by socommk23
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: Where to start?

Clearwater hydrofoil! Great starting point for any home build.
by socommk23
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

Here you got the racers as one group, only foil kites except for when learning. (and those starting on racegear but going to freestyle later instead as a changeover group, but having had carbon they never go back to alu) Freeriders/freestylers/waveriders as another group. A beginner racer start wit...
by socommk23
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ultra light foiling 1-5 knots
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Ultra light foiling 1-5 knots

Under 5 kts with 14m? What's with the bar action? Kite was flapping ago I d a goodun
by socommk23
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

Disagree.
Build your own foil and board, it's cheaper, you can make it a lot less sharp and safer to use and learn on with very small financial outlay.
Learn by doing. Start by riding the board flat. No need for short masts.
by socommk23
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 108
Views: 5638

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

One of the locals here is 81yo and just started foiling. He's been kiting for years
by socommk23
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?
Replies: 21
Views: 2567

Re: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?

In 6-8kts still learning to hf, I'm using an 18m diablo and it's marginally overpowered once up to speed for my ability but it's easily reined in.
by socommk23
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Doors instead of foil for summer days?
Replies: 36
Views: 2750

Re: Doors instead of foil for summer days?

I have a large radical tt kiteboard for low wind in the flat shallow waters with my 18m diablo. 12kts is a lot of fun and able to jump around with a smile on your face.
Anything less then it's on the foil board. Today was 6-8kts and foiling was even more fun when the water was millpond
by socommk23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?
Replies: 40
Views: 9366

Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

A lines need lengthening or b and c shortening. An increase in camber can introduce a frontal collapse but lengthening the z lines will not change the aoa of the front of the aerofoil therefore will not alter it's collapsing. Imo
by socommk23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde CR:X foil
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: Neil Pryde CR:X foil

Look on Facebook. Jack ridel is selling a full set used for under £2k or new for under £3k

https://www.facebook.com/jack.ridel
by socommk23
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: 4 Degrees up on the wing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2554

Re: 4 Degrees up on the wing?

I'm interested too. But I've been reading. Basically a flat bottom foil will generate less lift when at zero AoA to flow, a foil with shape on bottom will have some lift at zero AoA. So you might need a constant AoA built into the design to generate a certain lift and a specific speed. Foil designe...

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