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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby revhed » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:40 pm

stefmoris wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:26 pm
This was a light wind session on my 15. I reached a max speed of 28.21 knots, upwind vmg 43º @ 16 knots, downwind 131º around 26 knots.
RESPECT, BRAVO! :thumb: :D
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:00 pm

stefmoris wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Hi all, here is a long overdue video of a recent session. I’m still dialing in the mixer to get a good combination of stability and performance, but I’m happy with the results thus far. I’ll produce a more polished video at the end of the summer.

This was a light wind session on my 15. I reached a max speed of 28.21 knots, upwind vmg 43º @ 16 knots, downwind 131º around 26 knots.

I’ve attached the gpx file incase anyone more capable than I wants to check it and correct me if I’m wrong.
Looks good, now you just need to upgrade to a better foil/board combination and you'll be all set! :lol:

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Peert » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:54 pm

Looks great that Video. The kite obviously handles well and is very very beautifull also from a distance. The see through effect is nicely used.. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby mgs » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:44 am

Hello Stef.
Super impressed with what you have achieved, your detailed documented account with images and precision needed is outstanding.
I have been making bridles, pigtails ETC for a number of years but have never considered taking on a project like this.
The time and effort that you have put into this is inspirational.

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby stefmoris » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Thanks everyone! Still tweaking the bridles a bit. I want to try to improve downwind and low end as well.

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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby Peert » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:26 pm

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Inspiring speeds you report there in the 50+ topic. :naughty: :D
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Re: DIY Foil Kites

Postby stefmoris » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:07 pm

Thanks Peert! Slowly but surely I'll get the downwind too. I'm already thinking about future tweaks and changes but still need the rest of the summer to get as much learning in as I can. -stef


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