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by bragnouff
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?
Replies: 63
Views: 3267

Re: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?

Not too sure of the reason in Fuerte, I assume they follow Spain's guidance. I've seen official recommendations from various sports governing bodies in France (FFVL for kiting) asking to avoid any unnecessary activity that could result in an injury. The idea being that the hospital beds are, or are ...
by bragnouff
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Revisiting the "how low can you go" (light wind) discussion, but with actual data.
Replies: 18
Views: 960

Re: Revisiting the "how low can you go" (light wind) discussion, but with actual data.

Anything related to riding on a river is gonna be tainted with whatever flow you have. I believe it's not uncommon to have +/- 2kts once you take current into account. So no point being too picky about actual data.
by bragnouff
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2435

Re: foiling is surfing

Take a snow covered frozen lake, and a snowboard. A kite or a wing will allow you to carve turns on there, and emulate more or less the ride you'd get if you were on a real slope. Harnessing the wind allows us to snowboard on flat surfaces, or be flat water surfers. Let's embrace that and keep the s...
by bragnouff
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2435

Re: foiling is surfing

Surfing is harnessing the ion particles moving in rotation thru the ocean to form a mountain or slope that a board can slide down— and back up- while the whole “mountain” moves toward the shore. Surfing is using all the gravity to slide into critical tight spots like the barrel or snapping under th...
by bragnouff
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 886
Views: 63169

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

The bottom end limit of the Peak is typically how much pull you can get out of it to get your ass off the water, and for that matter the size of the wing doesn't really make much of a difference. Once you're up on the board, a larger wing will allow to lift off without requiring subsequent loops, bu...
by bragnouff
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hand screw connecting mast to board
Replies: 38
Views: 2760

Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

TomW wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:19 pm
I solved this problem by buying a car that's big enough to let me put foil in without disassembly.
Only costs 38,000 dollars....
You'd need to apply that same logic to a jetski to solve norcom's problem...
by bragnouff
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who makes the best Wing Thing
Replies: 24
Views: 1637

Re: Who makes the best Wing Thing

Never tried a wing but heard that wingtips touching the water often resulted in crashes? Yes, this is to be avoided! Same on land where scraping the wingtips on concrete will also destroy your wing in no time. But, and this is the big thing, the wing can be angled at will to keep the wingtip at the...
by bragnouff
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who makes the best Wing Thing
Replies: 24
Views: 1637

Re: Who makes the best Wing Thing

With the arrival of bigger wings on the market (6m, 7m?) the question is, do you have to be 1.9m tall to avoid the wingtips touching the water or can smaller riders use them too? Since it is possible to use a 5m Wing on a kite buggy where the bum is barely 10cm off the ground, then yes, I'm 100% ce...
by bragnouff
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hand screw connecting mast to board
Replies: 38
Views: 2760

Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PmepWFKpUA&feature=youtu.be So what happens when you hit the bottom, or a patch of seaweed, or a fish or whatever? Doesn't seem to require any substantial force to unclick out of place. Definitely not sold on the concept! And to be honest, when converting your board...
by bragnouff
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Next steps, whats the best progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Next steps, whats the best progression?

Most things on that list are functional steps that will help develop your skills, but sitting on your board is none of that and completely optional in a progression list, so can be left out in case you think it looks super naff.

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