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Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Postby TomW » Mon May 14, 2018 8:59 pm

evan wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 11:11 pm
TomW wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:54 pm
This is all I could find to buy:
http://www.premiumropes.com/ropes-for-b ... tions=cart

I'd be interested in other sources
http://www.infexion.nl/product-categori ... erig/lijn/

Still working on an english site....
Thanks, but your lines go down to 180kg. Not less than premium ropes.

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Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Postby downunder » Tue May 15, 2018 2:26 am

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:55 am
downunder wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 am
Flysurfer will provide 0.7mm lines if nicely asked for;)
Do you have a contact in FS for that ? I am interested.
I remember seeing discussion with some prices as well, can't find the link tho. Shoot an email to FS...

D.

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Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Postby jakemoore » Tue May 15, 2018 5:17 am

FWIW I measured the diameter of my Q-Power line bar lines today.

Q-Powerline Pro 600 lb = 1.5 mm
Q Powerline 300 lb = 1.3 mm

This 1mm SK-99 Premium Ropes Alpha Ropes line is looking nice to me. Thanks for the links. I ordered enough for a 20m line set for an old bar that needs refurb.
http://www.premiumropes.com/ropes-for-b ... tions=cart

Here is an option for Liros DC Pro. Maybe will ship to USA? I'm think .83 mm (400 lb) rear and 1.1 mm (584 lb) front. No jumps.
https://www.blackbox-sailing.de/surfen-kiten

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Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:46 am

I've gotten me a set of 30 m Liros DC Pro lines (plus leaders), 0,83 mm all four of them, 163 kg.

Have ridden a few times now in marginal winds 5 to 6 knots also when too little to ride but possible to keep the kite flying, with a 12 m2 strutless (Voyager Limited Edition or "4"), and can say that the thin lines definitely makes a difference - kite flies further forward overhead which in itself is a sign of a lot less drag.

And it feels like it accelerates faster when dived or looped - but this can not be quantified I know.

Mine sing a bit in the wind when riding faster, otherwise only advantages.

But will only use them in conditions sub 7 knots :D

8) PF

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Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Postby Frank Rosin » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 am

Glad you like them Peter :)
Keen to read more when you had more sessions on them.
And if you feel you may wanna try even thinner for the steering lines we will do that experiment too.

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Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

Postby downunder » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 am

Well,

it was a quite heated discussion some time ago, and yes, I'm using them all the time, no matter of wind coz using only one bar from 7m to 12m. My PB is ~10m 7secs on Woo 1, flat water, which probably is 14m on Woo2, or 16 on Woo3 :) :) :) :)

Sure, I'm 58-59kg, makes a complete sense to me simply because I'm light. I would argue all riders up to 65kg can only benefit from it, providing taking a good care of them. I do change them after 2 years, or about 200-300 sessions, depending on a season.

100kg rider is not the same as 60kg or less. It really is how much we pulling :) Not that much, or how long is a piece of string (rhetorical question)....


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