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by fun2kite
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 26
Views: 2927

Re: too light to drift downwind?

Mate, which boards are less than 2kg? the light boards I have seen all around 2.5 kg. Yes this problem of a board sitting on a side, is real and been discussed. It's quite common with Onda wing as it is very light and floaty wing.. just refuses to sink. i had the same problem with moses onda 633. bu...
by fun2kite
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Does board volume still matter for water starts?
Replies: 36
Views: 3722

Re: Does board volume still matter for water starts?

If you don't touch down during transitions, you almost don't need volume with large wing like Onda. There is also a difference during the re-launch of the kite in the water. (when you need to sit on the board) and during self-rescue if you use the board to float yourself and your kite (especially fo...
by fun2kite
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 199
Views: 37463

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

I hear you about 4 bolts, but if one has an off-the shelve foil, you don't have that choice to have 4 screws. So we either take the risk of ruining the mast or wait till monofoil specific mast/fuse comes out.. Or use cheap aluminum gear for mono-foil, where you don't care if something breaks. But th...
by fun2kite
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 199
Views: 37463

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Hey Sergio, You recommend just forget to attach the stab. I have a question about the leverage force created by removing the stab on the fuselage bolts: I have Onda, so what happens to the forces applied to the screws that hold fuselage to the mast? what happens to the inserts?. I understand that th...
by fun2kite
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling Transitions: Duck Tack to Toeside
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Hydrofoiling Transitions: Duck Tack to Toeside

Thank you guys!! This is a VERY VERY helpful description of what to practice and how to approach it. Will work on it this weekend.
Again, thank you for good advice.
by fun2kite
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to self launch a kite
Replies: 62
Views: 6756

Re: How to self launch a kite

by fun2kite
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to self launch a kite
Replies: 62
Views: 6756

Re: How to self launch a kite

He is awesome rider! And indeed has absurd skills. BUT.. Don't kid yourself.. :-) As you see the camera "cuts" both times when he launches the kite and as he jumps in the water. I don't think either one of these actually worked :-) But he edited it in a way that it looks as it did. My favorite self ...
by fun2kite
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to self launch a kite
Replies: 62
Views: 6756

Re: How to self launch a kite

Haha the last time i did a weighted launch was in 2005 or so. This is old and forgotten technique that is no longer needed. But this was the de-facto and the only way to self-launch the old days.. I ride in low wind location 8-13 knots and 90-95% of the time I self launch and self land. I mainly do ...
by fun2kite
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Onda633 fuselage too heavy, any way to make a carbon one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1878

Re: Onda633 fuselage too heavy, any way to make a carbon one?

How does going "mono" (cutting out the back of the fuselage) affects the mast and especially mast inserts? Before, the stab was putting some opposite force and distributing load to both bolts holding the fuselage to the mast, but once you cut the back out, don't you wind up with more force on the fr...
by fun2kite
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling Transitions: Duck Tack to Toeside
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Hydrofoiling Transitions: Duck Tack to Toeside

Can somebody help and describe in more detail the "carving upwind hard" part? http://www.mackiteboarding.com/news/hydrofoiling-advanced-transitions-duck-tack-to-toeside-ticket-to-glide-ep-05/ The instructions above say, do NOT approach it as a back-roll and not lean back as it only works on a long m...

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