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by BWD
Thu May 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing loading as a metric
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Wing loading as a metric

The foil moves through the water, yes. Moving water down is what gives the reaction force called lift that holds the rider up. Often you can see a disturbance in the water level behind a rider of the foil is near the surface, like a boat wake. Check some videos of foils riding in shallow water over ...
by BWD
Thu May 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

Ok i’ll bite: 2 struts seems smart to me, since some of the other wings look a bit too floppy (no wonder waterstarting is hard!). In the video above you can see old footage of a guy in maui riding fast on a kitewing with rigid frame, juxtaposed with a guy foiling kinda fast on a foil board. The rigi...
by BWD
Wed May 22, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing loading as a metric
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Wing loading as a metic

the stab i think still makes a downward force as it operates in waterflow that has been curved down by the main foil.
Some commentary of those who have ridden stabless reflects this, as they seem to have more lift with no stab, not less, I think.
by BWD
Tue May 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 159
Views: 7291

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Do those who want to stop discussion of hand held wings here live in places where kiting itself is ridiculed, restricted or banned.
??
Do we need to end the cycle of abuse , so we can share the stoke bros?
by BWD
Mon May 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Secondary fin recommendation for BRM Paipo
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Secondary fin recommendation for BRM Paipo

I think the originals were 2"/50mm. on my homemade paipo copy I used to use the old (2006?!) 2.5" "surf dog" twintip fins made I think by rainbow, for a little more grip. Any big 2-2.5" twintip or wake type fin should approximate the original fairly well. Smaller for looser, bigger for grip, deep an...
by BWD
Sat May 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...
Replies: 24
Views: 1706

Re: Is it just me or does pumping a foil...

It’s starting to look cooler:
by BWD
Sat May 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Recoating kite fabric
Replies: 70
Views: 12831

Re: Recoating kite fabric

Doesn’t the toluene or xylene flash off in a few minutes?
Either way I would test the mix first on a small, easily repaired part of the kite or a patch of the cloth.
by BWD
Fri May 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Drone foiling?
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Drone foiling?

The problem with drones is the sound, I dont want to surf while the sound reminds me of a bad day at the dentist. Also wind often blows all day, better than 20 minutes or so...
by BWD
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best bag for kite gear? The blue Ikea bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: The best bag for kite gear? The blue Ikea bag?

Tubs, 50-70L size typically, soft and flexible but stand up well, many versions and colors available:

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by BWD
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best bag for kite gear? The blue Ikea bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: The best bag for kite gear? The blue Ikea bag?

Things fall out of the open ikea bag too easily.
Thw zipper one looks better. I use flexible rubber tubs in the car -durable and waterproof, a big one holds kite plus bar harness wetsuit etc.

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