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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby bragnouff » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:50 am

PullStrings wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:33 pm
When we put 9m2 kites on waveboards it's blowing 30 kn+.....we stay on our 17's often til 20 kn :lol:
Weird, I tend to use as small a kite as possible when riding waves on my strapless board. So 9m is from about 17kts till mid twenties, then 7m till high twenties, and 5.5 from 30 onwards.
With lots of overlap obviously.

Foiling so far is essentially for the sub 16kts. If I didn't have usable waves on my spot, I'd surely take it out in more conditions.

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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby cglazier » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:22 am

I sold my last twin tip board at least two years ago and don't miss it. I still have a wave board but I don't often get to real breaking waves so it doesn't get much use.
I am 95% hydrofoiling.
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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby lovethepirk » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:45 am

I'm in love with the foil right now. But flat water in 20+ knots I'm on the TT all day long!!!! Open ocean I'm on the foil, I just never realized the amount of chop hitting your legs at our local spot until I rode the foil. We are looking forward to doing some boosting sessions on the foil this winter in 25 knots though in the lagoon. Can't wait!

I'm gonna be 75% foil / 25% TT as I see it now.
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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby PullStrings » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:46 am

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:50 am
PullStrings wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:33 pm
When we put 9m2 kites on waveboards it's blowing 30 kn+.....we stay on our 17's often til 20 kn :lol:
Weird, I tend to use as small a kite as possible when riding waves on my strapless board. So 9m is from about 17kts till mid twenties
Not that weird if you have comfortable properly adjusted and positioned straps..plus the proper waveboard to match our 17's...up to 20kn...lots of guys not that heavy 70-80kg do it all the time
It all about what you are used to ...many prefer riding waves....plus do big airs with loops and transitions...using larger size kites
To each his own...look at Toby...he loves his 18m2..the only kite he owns...he is used to it...and has no problem taking it up to 25kn of wind with full control

Sorry off topic
Several people have gone totally off hydrofoil from what i have seen lately...all back to what they enjoyed better before...fad over i guess
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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby lovethepirk » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:51 am

Toby,

Your next video series needs to be learning to foil on your 18m LEI in 18knots! I'd love to see the carnage :naughty:

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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby juandesooka » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:36 am

Totally hydrofoil? Everybody knows you never go totally hydrofoil. :lol:


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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby mig27 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:11 am

I am kiteboarding for over 16 years now.
Quit with TT's a few years ago.
Rode only my waveboard and skim board for a while...untill i tried the first time on a HF.

Have not rode any other boards since.

I am with Peter_Frank that I have not (yet) said my waveboard goodbye, and I told myself only to ride it when the circumstances are good for it...which did not happen here the past two years ;)

Only problem I have is big shorebreaks sometimes and onshore winds.
The solution up till now is just drive 50km away for another spot with better conditions.
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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby Bletti » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:16 am

I love hydrofoil and almost exclusively ride it. But if there's outstanding wave conditions I'd still rather ride surfboard. I don't own a twintip anymore.

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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby plummet » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:45 am

Nope. I will never be foil only. Im a jack of all trades master of none.

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Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:27 am

bragnouff wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:50 am
PullStrings wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:33 pm
When we put 9m2 kites on waveboards it's blowing 30 kn+.....we stay on our 17's often til 20 kn :lol:

Weird, I tend to use as small a kite as possible when riding waves on my strapless board. So 9m is from about 17kts till mid twenties, then 7m till high twenties, and 5.5 from 30 onwards.
With lots of overlap obviously.

Foiling so far is essentially for the sub 16kts. If I didn't have usable waves on my spot, I'd surely take it out in more conditions.

Really weird indeed yes :roll:

30 kn+ then we often stop, as 5 m2 is our smallest kites and too big for riding (for the average weight on a waveboard).
Yes you CAN ride, but overpowered when over 30 knots, thus no fun in the waves when you can not ride freely anymore but are restrained by the kite...

Bragnouff is spot on regarding how I think most choose their wavekites, as small as possible but sufficiently big so still easy to go upwind and power in turns and jumps.

Around 20 kn I and friends (I like to be okay powered on a waveboard) are riding 8 m2 kites, so riding a 17 m2 in these conditions sounds really odd ?

You write "we" Pullstrings, so apparently that is the way you ride at this location, and average weights :wink:
Could you send a link to some video of this ?
Would like to see how you manage to ride waves with such sizes in that much wind, it is very close to the double size of what I have seen other waveriders use in similar wind.

Meaning you use 9 m2 in over 30 knots, where we use 4.5 to 5 m2.
You still ride a 17 in 20 knots, where we max use 8-9 m2.

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