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by davesails7
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: soul pulling to one side
Replies: 38
Views: 1364

Re: soul pulling to one side

On my flysurfer sonic 2's, when ever one was pulling to one side, I'd tighten C on the opposite side bridle. Always worked. Usually just 1 cm or so.
by davesails7
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?
Replies: 20
Views: 1042

Re: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?

that 695 wing is pretty big. I saw that the 695 wind has 770 cm^2. How much do race foils have? The span is similar to race foils, but not sure about area. Race foils don't tend to publish the area. Area is not part of the IKA numbers that get published. Thickness would also affect it, but not sure...
by davesails7
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?
Replies: 20
Views: 1042

Re: How to go faster? Technique or equipment?

30 knots is really fast! It took me over a year on race gear before I hit 30 knots for the first time. Most sessions I still usually top out just under 30 knots unless the conditions are really good. The difference between 28 knots and 30 knots is a lot to overcome. I agree with the above comments. ...
by davesails7
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 30
Views: 2099

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

These are pretty cool, but I bet the foils are computer controlled... does anyone know? If they are, then unfortunately this technology will likely never make it to mainstream boats. It's like watching a life-sized science experiment. I don't think so. I think when they foil too high, more of the f...
by davesails7
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Sonic Race vs VMG
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race vs VMG

I've owned multiple Sonic FR, Sonic 2, R1V2, and VMG. Sonic FR was touchy. Sonic 2 was way more stable and easy to use. Also very durable. Would be great for freeride. I tried the Sonic 2 11m back to back with the Speed 5 12m. Sonic 2 had better performance and just as stable for me. R1V2 is just as...
by davesails7
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Airstyle - foil addition ?
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Airstyle - foil addition ?

I did a trick database too. It took a shit load of time and money, and I got nothing back but appreciation comments (which are nice!,...), people love free stuff, they just think it is normal these days. for things to be free, but ask em to pay? they run away! lol There just aren't enough people in...
by davesails7
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 30
Views: 2099

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Does the IMOCA 60 , appear to heel a bit more , than the AC 75 when underway ? Yes, the IMOCA has to heel to get the leeward foil in the water and the windward foil out of the water. The AC75 foils articulate up and down so it can be sailed level with the foil at the correct angle with the boat lev...
by davesails7
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 30
Views: 2099

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

interesting as a cat is always quicker than a mono hull without a foil, does a foil remove the advantage? They wanted the technology developed for these boats to trickle down to everyday sailors. The catamarans with wing sails were so far off from mainstream boats, that not much technology was real...
by davesails7
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone releases R1V3...does this crap ever end?!
Replies: 43
Views: 12449

Re: Ozone releases R1V3...does this crap ever end?!

juanpasala wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:17 pm
Sonic Race and Sonic Race VMG 1 have to be tunned at least every 2 to 3 weeks to be kept on tip top flying conditions
I've actually found the VMG1 to be less sensitive to tuning that the R1V2.

I agree, not for freeride though.
by davesails7
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: how do you retrieve someone elses foil board?

Nice! By salvage rules, the Chubanga now belongs to you right? :D he seemed to be swimming rather than sitting on board I've gotten myself into this situation before. Usually I would grab my board first then relaunch, but I thought I could relaunch the kite if I tried right away. I let the board go ...

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