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by pākihiroa
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Bolt Torque?
Replies: 31
Views: 1188

Re: Moses Bolt Torque?

Very amusing Wazza Foil & gigorib. But we had better wind this up before things take a turn for the worst.
by pākihiroa
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Bolt Torque?
Replies: 31
Views: 1188

Re: Moses Bolt Torque?

grigorib wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:56 pm
It’s too much tension
True that. Suggest we bolt to the nearest exit before the nut cases start posting. :P
by pākihiroa
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Bolt Torque?
Replies: 31
Views: 1188

Re: Moses Bolt Torque?

Wazza Foil wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:18 am
I can not believe there is so much torque on this topic.
Apparently, on this thread, people are seizing the opportunity to strip away the confusion on this gripping topic. :thumb:
by pākihiroa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: heli loop not providing lift
Replies: 52
Views: 2165

Re: heli loop not providing lift

What edt says. It is the speed differential that matters. Definitely when a decent gust comes along while you are in the air you can get a (perceived) boost.

Also, think in three dimensions. Presumably there can be a vertical component to the gust. Watch a seagull hover.
by pākihiroa
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: heli loop not providing lift
Replies: 52
Views: 2165

Re: heli loop not providing lift

Peter_Frank wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:59 pm
But heliloops does not increase overall hangtime, not possible.
Don't tell these little guys that :o

by pākihiroa
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 3385

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

This is all the inspiration and convincing I need. Pure poetry in motion. YMMV.

by pākihiroa
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast screws. How tight?
Replies: 20
Views: 1380

Re: Mast screws. How tight?

Oh, you meant the baseplate to board connections, that is a complete different story. These T nuts can easily be damaged if too tight, but you also want a firm connection. No need for TefGel here. What is the reasoning behind that advice on using (not using) TefGel on the baseplate to board connect...
by pākihiroa
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

OzBungy, Windmaker, and Peter, thank you very much for your advice on my follow up question about the 6 m. Makes sense. Sounds like a 6 m would have been a big mistake. Good thing I asked. I was in danger of violating my own rule, developed over many years, of using the smallest kit I can get away w...
by pākihiroa
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

Thanks for all the responses. Got to start somewhere so I will work with Peter's factor of (roughly) 2.5. My largest kite (for TT) is 12 m. For an initial purchase, I am trying to decide between a 5 m or 6 m Echo. Leaning towards getting the 6 m (14 ~ 15 m kite equivalent) under the assumption that ...
by pākihiroa
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Rule of thumb on wing size versus kite size (for TT) ?

Question (from someone with zero foiling experience of any kind) : What is the rule of thumb for the wing size that would be equivalent, power wise, to an LEI kite (on a twin tip) ? Is the scale factor 0.5 ? For example, if the wind conditions would have me on a 12 m kite/twin tip, would I want to b...

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