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by bragnouff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: twintip hydrofoil - tandem and canard configs
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: twintip hydrofoil - tandem and canard configs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QPDqApJh-k Super stable and fast going both directions. You never need to tack or gybe on this foil, simply just ride it like a twin tip kiteboard going back and forth. (...) That video, on flat lagoon water CLEARLY shows that the foil is all but super stable. Looks...
by bragnouff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: wing foils shapes
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: wing foils shapes

Isn't your simulation doing the assumption that the wind hits the plane of the wing at a 90 degrees angle? (wind coming from the left on your pic) This would be wrong because, the AOA of the wing isn't necessarily that closed, at least not on every part of the profile. And secondly, like for any sai...
by bragnouff
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Can we all agree about slo-mo?
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Can we all agree about slo-mo?

ok fair enough, this is a good video, and the slomo usage is rare and restricted to parts that benefit from it. Same goes for sped up parts. There's a skilled video editor who knows his craft and his tools, and uses them adequately.
Unfortunately that's not the norm.
by bragnouff
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Can we all agree about slo-mo?
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Can we all agree about slo-mo?

Bit of a rant, but one year ago, everyone was saying that winging was soooo easy to learn. Now everyone and his dog feels the need to make some winging tutorials, just in case it wasn't easy enough to figure out. Look, I carry my board, and look, here's a knee start, wowwww. I get that, everyone wan...
by bragnouff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: 6 and 4 m2 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: 6 and 4 m2 ?

6 and 4 for me, but in the 17-20 kts that is quite frequent on my spot, a 5m would be big enough to get the job done, and as such would be better than using a bigger bulkier 6m in a more depowered fashion. (more in the sweet spot). On the other hand, I do need a 6m for the 12-17kts. And 4 should cov...
by bragnouff
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Large foils: kite vs wing thing
Replies: 36
Views: 2408

Re: Large foils: kite vs wing thing

Hi Juan, I still like the Spitfire XLW, and the XXLW, although the XXLW is even heavier. And that creates some unnecessary issues with the big 36L board that I use, for waterstarts and general handling in the breakers. And I ride that big board in case I have to swim back if I crash the Peak kites.....
by bragnouff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: I'm not convinced (but want to be)
Replies: 20
Views: 1176

Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

I think you just have to find spots that are more adapted to the realities of winging. All those spots that you've always dismissed for kiting, because the launch is sketchy, wind shadow inside, no room for setup, etc... they might work for wing instead. Maybe with a different perspective on your re...
by bragnouff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Large foils: kite vs wing thing
Replies: 36
Views: 2408

Re: Large foils: kite vs wing thing

... You don't have to ride it/them all the time ;) If you only planned on buying one wing or foil at a time then that would affect your decision, but it's pretty cheap to get another wing. I know you got more than one :D For sure! I think I have settled on the happy combo for me at the moment. GoFo...
by bragnouff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!

... I know a bigger board is less fun to ride than a smaller board, but being able to paddle back in would give me the confidence to ride some nice waves that are a bit farther out than my preferred swimming distance. ... When you say paddling back in, I assume you mean prone paddling. Lying down o...
by bragnouff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Large foils: kite vs wing thing
Replies: 36
Views: 2408

Re: Large foils: kite vs wing thing

... You don't have to ride it/them all the time ;) If you only planned on buying one wing or foil at a time then that would affect your decision, but it's pretty cheap to get another wing. I know you got more than one :D For sure! I think I have settled on the happy combo for me at the moment. GoFo...

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