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by Hpr
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New world record: 39.11 knots for 1 nautical mile
Replies: 34
Views: 2661

Re: New world record: 39.11 knots for 1 nautical mile

I don't understand why the speed record is not held by a rider on Hydrofoil. I read an interview by Alex Caizergue talking about his record and he said that with his current setup he can reach a speed of 1.1 or 1.2 times the wind speed. Meaning that for his 58 knots records, he was riding with at l...
by Hpr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: cabrinha trimlite bar?
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: cabrinha trimlite bar?

thanks - excuse the naivete, but the bottom one is the new one with the "black webbing sewn in to prevent the trim line from getting pulled in too far"? And the idea here is that one could just replace the line, and that wold then include the newer fix for lockups? Sounds simple. Yes. The part numb...
by Hpr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: cabrinha trimlite bar?
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: cabrinha trimlite bar?

The old and the new in the pic. Not much you can do except change the line or just dont pull it in too far. You would replace the line in any case when it gets too worn. It's real simple to do and there's a Cabrinha tech tip video on youtube showing how.
by Hpr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: cabrinha trimlite bar?
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: cabrinha trimlite bar?

I posted about this in a different thread (https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2404829&p=1102269#p1102269) but never got any comments so I will try again here: I find on my trimlite that if I trim out all the way for maximum depower (ie: pull full in on the bungee), then the termination (thic...
by Hpr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Learning to Kitefoil - No. 1 Bad Habit - Fix This and Become a Better kitefoiler!
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Learning to Kitefoil - No. 1 Bad Habit - Fix This and Become a Better kitefoiler!

This seems like quite a good instructional video, except for the 'open the door' part. All the riding is done here with only one hand on the bar!

by Hpr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on monofoil
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: Learning on monofoil

You're gonna buy the monofoil anyway right, even if you start on a 'normal' foil? So just buy it and try it. If you struggle too much, then you might need to buy a traditional foil, but hopefully you wont have to. In any case if you really get into foiling it wont be long before you have a few of th...
by Hpr
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The craziness is underway in Cape Town
Replies: 181
Views: 19710

Re: The craziness is underway in Cape Town

I sat out Wednesday, but yesterday, with another weak forecast for Bloubergstrand, a local friend, David, and I headed back to Platboom around noon, which we had to ourselves, but eventually tired of the gusty conditions yanking us around on 7m. So after a nice lunch in Scarborough we headed back t...
by Hpr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?

My view: It’s not so much jump height than it is wind speed/strength, or at least a combination of the two, i.e. the stronger the wind, the higher you jump. Problem is with really strong wind when you re-direct, the kite is in the power zone as you land and you get yanked fast downwind and usually c...
by Hpr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: From which jumping height the heliloop is mandatory?

edt wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 pm
*megaloop so that it finishes exactly when you touch water. The problem is what if you are off by a meter. So you tighten up your *megaloop so it finishes quicker and then you need to finish with a heliloop.
*kiteloop
by Hpr
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: foil attached to twintip
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: foil attached to twintip

It might work but why do it? It is going to flex like crazy it won't be pleasant it won't have much buoyancy it will be really hard to learn to switch your feet why not get a proper board! Only one reason: traveling. With this set up you can have 1 kite (9m inflatable), 1 board (twintip) and the hy...

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