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by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

From what i get out of this discussion is that there are very few people going out in this stuff and current surf designs are catering to smaller slower waves. So we have a knowledge gap of what equipment to use and actually how to ride waves. Agree about not many people going out in this stuff. An...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Over-powered on big wings
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Over-powered on big wings

Get a smaller kite. Changing the foot straps on the won't make any difference. In 25 knots i'm on a 4m and like to ride powered. I can ride that 4m from 15-16 knots. You won't be under gunned +20 knots on a tiny kite. or as i said above. Adjust the stabaliser angle. That will allow you to go faster ...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Slow. I did a lot of venting the rear wing in the early days exactly as you describe. The answer for me the wave with the mast deeper in the water. Then you can take the drop without venting the wing. Ideally a longer mast is required for steeper days to keep the rear wing deep enough. I'm stuck wit...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Yes, definitely more LIFT on bigger, faster waves. I have said this on several threads including this one. when I get in waves which are bigger than I can comfortably ride, the difficulty I experience is not from the speeds or angles, it is from too much lift. My brain yells at me “more front press...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I'm actually finding this discussion really useful. Lots of different oppinions and ideas. Its all good. DRSurf. This location is not the prevailing wind angle so it would be very hard to invite dudes to ride it. You might get an opportunity once a month for a day or two. Borroing and using other f...
by plummet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I'm actually finding this discussion really useful. Lots of different oppinions and ideas. Its all good. Slowboat. I'm not trying to ride the wave like a surfer. But I am interested in riding it. Granted the clean waves are way more fun on a surface board for me at the moment. But that location has ...
by plummet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I would love to try a j shapes Simon. They look oh for awesome! Personally, i find the foil interaction with the wave way different to the surface board. The wave presents its self to the foil as lift push as apposed to acceleration via a gravitational drop. Yes you have to follow the wave surface a...
by plummet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Interesting comments. Maybe most of the issue with the wave is that it is cross off, with more offshore than i'm used. You have to go FAST upwind to get onto the wave and stay on it, plus you still have kite power going down the line. Then when you turn down the line you can turn tighter and slower ...
by plummet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 1982

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Not sure about the speed i'm going. I don't have gps.

Below is the wave in question. Thats not the day but gives you and idea of the size and wind angel


by plummet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Over-powered on big wings
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Over-powered on big wings

Smaller kite! Plus think about backing the atab aoa off. That will make it looser to ride and far less front foot pressure.

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