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by Kamikuza
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

salvino wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:06 pm
forget this shim business
Oh lordy buckle up, here we go! :lol:
by Kamikuza
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

Peter_Frank wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:21 am
This thread is about where you stand, feet position, the balance point of your hydrofoil, and not about how changing the design affects dynamics.

8) Peter
Good, because that's not what I'm talking about :roll:
by Kamikuza
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

No, not in terms of pitch or balance/pivot point, would be and feel the same. But directional stability and turning dynamics would be really compromised indeed :wink: 8) Peter And all we ever do is pitch the board, right? :roll: Neither does the board pitch around it's virtual pivot point right dow...
by Kamikuza
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

Kami, you are right the balance point is where you can stand feet side by side. But you are very wrong about the mast connection being the pivot point. AndersP is right :thumb: On a stabless foil, the pivot point is around 30 % from the leading edge of the front wing. On a normal foil it is maybe 1...
by Kamikuza
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

Kamikuza The pivotpoint i not where mast meets the fuselage. It is in front of the frontwings lifting center since the stab is pulling down. Try to to foil with both feet right where the mast is and you will see. Many pocket boards have the mast almost at the back end of the board. Wherever you can...
by Kamikuza
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Gybe Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 3157

Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Possibly, but it would be slim and stretching. I made 6847 ;-) gybe attempts on the Cab and made zero. On the Lift I made the first one and then continued to make 100 more throughout the day first day out. The Double Agent? I thought it was power-hungry and tended not to glide well at all ... the n...
by Kamikuza
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

.... or should I rather remove my mast to the front, so that my backfoot is over the mast? Riding upwind I felt pretty comfortably with my backfoot a bit in front of the mast! If I had to put my foot more to the tail I wouldn't have felt comfortable.... I will test this next time. Back foot behind ...
by Kamikuza
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?

A 81.26cm or 91.44cm mast :D So a 10cm shorter makes a noticeable difference in turning speed? What is it, like 1.87% faster? ;-) IMO it's not turning speed so much as how it reacts to input. And a longer mast, no matter how rigid, will flex more as wings get wider, in an uncontrolled manner. I hav...
by Kamikuza
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: lighter harness for foiling?
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: lighter harness for foiling?

I went from a Dakine Fusion, to a Mystic Star hybrid, and finally have been using a Dakine Rengade for the past year or so. I don't have an issue with back pain (though I would with a waist harness on a TT, so still use the Fusion on TT) but I'm using a 10m kite as my biggest, a large wing and am no...
by Kamikuza
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shorter board is less playful...!
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

Re: Shorter board is less playful...!

Used to using the weight to swing it into the turn?

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