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by plummet
Fri May 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how long is too long?!
Replies: 15
Views: 8275

Re: how long is too long?!

I'm not sold on longer lines unless you need to get above a wind shadow. The extra line drag typically negates the extra power you might get.
by plummet
Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone and Flysurfer fanboys, tell me why...
Replies: 51
Views: 22033

Re: Ozone and Flysurfer fanboys, tell me why...

How did I miss this thread? Let's face it. Both brands are awesome. You cant go wrong with either. Each brand has slightly different specs and feel which make them feel slightly different. Pick the brand which I'd s best supported at your location or can get the best price on or which one you enjoy ...
by plummet
Sun May 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil DIY from Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 3217

Re: Hydrofoil DIY from Argentina

Solid build. I like the side bolt through mast/fuse. Cunning. Think about countersinging your bolts on the top plate. Then you wont piss your feet off when moving around the board. Only thing i dont agree with is the rear wind on the bottom. That means all the force of the water is trying to rear th...
by plummet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite
Replies: 8
Views: 4024

Re: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite

Not sure of exact angles. There comes a point of offshore wind angle where a wave kite is no longer better at wave riding than a mid aspect or high aspect kite because it has reached its upwind limit and can't easily stay on the face any more. That said, the board has the biggest impact on upwind an...
by plummet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Offshore Wind
Replies: 15
Views: 7027

Re: Offshore Wind

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by plummet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Offshore Wind
Replies: 15
Views: 7027

Re: Offshore Wind

The more offshore it is the the more you need to point upwind just to stay on the wave face and get close to the pocket. Theres a point where all you can do is churn up wind and bearly stay on the face. Look at cross off winds. There's a perfect cross off angle where it is still possible to get onto...
by plummet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board features for hot landings
Replies: 8
Views: 2676

Re: Board features for hot landings

Rocker, tip flex and length help the most. Short board can nose in and also dont have enough length to absorb the impact. i recon a board in the 140+cm length with high rocker 45cm+ and nice flexible tips will be the best for hard impact landings. Of course the more rocker you design in the less eff...
by plummet
Thu May 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite
Replies: 8
Views: 4024

Re: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite

The more onshore you go the more downwind you travel a when wave riding, drift is most important. The more offshore you go the less downwind you travel when on the wave face. You need to be able to point upwind higher to stay of the swell/face prior to turning dtl. Upwind and turning speed is most i...
by plummet
Wed May 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fastest Turning Surf Kite?
Replies: 15
Views: 5147

Re: Fastest Turning Surf Kite?

I sense some trolling?.... At by local ozone and airush are the most common brands followed by bws then maybe cabrinha. From the outside looking in they all seem to perform very similarly. If i was gona call it i say the pully kites might turn a bit faster? But i havent flown the latest batch of wav...
by plummet
Wed May 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11770

Re: How hard?

I think your trying to engineer out a problem that doesnt exist. I too have a pump gauge that just has green and red marks on it!. I pump to the green and then do a ping test. It works and i have never blown up a kite due to over inflation or underinflated a kite. Its not rocket surgery. The bladder...

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