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by gbrungra
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 69
Views: 10328

Re: Spitfire club

Spitfire has been out for vet a year now? I'm shocked no other manufacturer has a canard foil in production. I'm shocked no one has tried a canard SUP/Surf foil (especially since everyone likes the XLW wings better on the spitfire! Just keep going in that direction!) If the biggest knock on the spit...
by gbrungra
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sling shot h4?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Sling shot h4?

No. Too expensive. $550 for a fiberglass front wing...
by gbrungra
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?
Replies: 27
Views: 8488

Re: Do I bother to get a 60cm mast?

I also have about 12 hours on a foil. I am still on the 60 cm mast from the hover glide flight school package. I have thought about going up to the next length mast, but the standup paddle foilers make it look so much fun on 60 cm, and I don't feel that the length is limiting me at all yet. I don't ...
by gbrungra
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for large volume but light board
Replies: 20
Views: 2995

Re: looking for large volume but light board

cwood wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:20 am
This is a T60 derivative that I had commissioned for my girlfriend for xmas.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mOuwYkM7AiNyLoid2
Beautiful. If you are giving her that, soon she will be more than your girlfriend!
by gbrungra
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 10904

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Why do you omit most obvious speed limitation at higher range? Rider's body is a great drag source limiting speed. Rider drag => effectively like turning upwind in regards to kite => pushing kite to window edge => reducing power from kite. This is clearly visible in ice speed records (~120km/h) wit...
by gbrungra
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for large volume but light board
Replies: 20
Views: 2995

Re: looking for large volume but light board

I love my Camet board. If is great and I'm just learning. I'm not worthy!

http://www.cametkiteboarding.com
by gbrungra
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: HQ kites are a bad joke
Replies: 34
Views: 19298

Re: HQ kites are a bad joke

I bought a new HQ Hydra 3.5m as a trainer kite. I wish I jd instead spent the money on a used harness, used bar/lines, and used LEI kite, in the smallest size I could find (4-5m). It would have been just as safe to learn, would have transferred skills better (depower, harness), and saved me money wh...
by gbrungra
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: US National Park Service seeking public comments on whether or not to allow kitesurfing
Replies: 29
Views: 7573

Re: US National Park Service seeking public comments on whether or not to allow kitesurfing

Great news, thanks for the update!

Even if I don't kite cape cod, it's great to set precedent for the USA national parks system!
by gbrungra
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 10904

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Max speed of a kite could be found if only we could find a frictionless, drag-less rider... maybe a guy on ice skates in a speed suit? Or no rider, but an autopilot steering the kite, tethered to a maglev rail? Probably not a true max speed, but a varying max across a range of wind speeds? But back ...
by gbrungra
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 10904

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Sail Rocket used super-cavitating foils to go 65 knots. I don't know of anyone who has made them work on a KBHF. Another limit is ventilation. For instance, Sail Rocket used a "collar" foil around its vertical section(equivalent to a KBHF mast) to prevent the ventilation propagating down the foil. I...

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