Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders


haare
Medium Poster
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 2:57 pm
Kiting since: 2015
Local Beach: Lahti, Finland
Favorite Beaches: Egypt - Marsa Alam
Style: Hydrofoil
Gear: Zeeko spitfire
F one diablo 6.4 and 8
Flysurfer sonic 2 11, 13, 18
Elf Joker 15
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

Postby haare » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 pm

In marginal wind with smaller race kite (up to 12m) I usually either loop or backstall near water in middle of the window. With bigger kite sizes it is often better to backstall the kite to the opposite edge of the window. This is true especially with my 21m race kite. Also as pointed right trim setting is important. In low wind conditions you want to have front lines short so that the kite flies faster. This will generate more power also.

User avatar
Pedro Marcos
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2122
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Portugal - Algarve - Faro

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

Postby Pedro Marcos » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:15 pm

Yes if really marginal on the bigger size (19m r1v2 in my case) i stall it into the window and then just waterstart when it grabs, i try to move it the less possible when not on the foil.

Macster
Medium Poster
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:16 am
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Melbourne
Gear: Moses and Ozone
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

Postby Macster » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:47 am

If my launch site has enough deep water downwind, then I'll do a downloop to get up on the board and Ill pump the board a couple of times whilst immediately throwing a back loop.

This will get me on the foil and as an added bonus untwists my lines. But it does require about 20-30 metres of downwind deep water.

Macster
Medium Poster
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:16 am
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Melbourne
Gear: Moses and Ozone
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

Postby Macster » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:49 am

I like the backstall, rush to the zenith idea. Gonna give that a try too


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron