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by tomtom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on a small board
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Learning on a small board

Just like learning to kite, an oversized board can make the very initial learning stages so much easier. The problem is that you only need it for a very short time. My advice to beginners is to not skip the big boat step but plan to sell in onward quickly. Agree - very short time can be hours in th...
by tomtom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?

The hook leverage is problem. If you ride toeside you hips should be above board. Whole power of kite try to turn you hips via hook which act as a lever for this power - this will lead to bad body position and fatique. Simple as that. If you make simple non moving connection to centre of spreader ba...
by tomtom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE
Replies: 6373
Views: 4235338

Re: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE

i think we should post selfies just for balance.
by tomtom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on a small board
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Learning on a small board

my son have 64 kg - no problem with onda at all. Other kids was /38kg/ was learnig on NP glide M which is quite a lot bigger and liftier than onda. Also without problem. Just size kite accordingly. The bigger wing the smaller the kite. Onda is unmanageable with 15 kite and im often use smaller than ...
by tomtom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on a small board
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Learning on a small board

Just learn on 100 cm - its plenty if nose have some scoop. I myself riding 90 cm board and im very tall 202 cm so this board is just for my stance. With big wing low end penalty is virtually nonexistent. Yes it will be little harder learn on 100 than 130 but it is completely doable. My son was able ...
by tomtom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?

hook leverage impedes toeside. Hooks should be banned!
by tomtom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 50
Views: 3065

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

Diferences are from deck shape. different interface between your feet and deck. Its important this how your transfer your movement to foil
by tomtom
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: CAD Software
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: CAD Software

1+ fusion with one minus its cloud based...

otherwise solidworks
by tomtom
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocket board for 82 cm mast and big wing.
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Pocket board for 82 cm mast and big wing.

are you sure that it needs to go forward? Not backward? Because 91 move fuse to back and 82 not so for same position 82 needs to move little back. Just checking, im not sure :)
by tomtom
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocket board for 82 cm mast and big wing.
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Pocket board for 82 cm mast and big wing.

Many thanks for all opinions. I laugh about little boats, friend once make uncorrect joke about my shoes. Call them kids coffin. Anyway i can switch feet on my surfskate which is about 30cm wide... but its not same beast. I was thinking about 93x38, but now im not sure about width. I suppose i will ...

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