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by mcfly777
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Technique: Trim for performance
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Technique: Trim for performance

Thanks so much for all your answers. Helps me think about it a bit differently. I always thought for example that going downwind the board would be flat, but as I ride more I'm engaging the board more in order to go faster, so I think I'm on the right track. I'll read this again and practice more. A...
by mcfly777
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Technique: Trim for performance
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Technique: Trim for performance

Been foiling for 2 years, and enjoy going fast. I don't want to race, but I'd like to know what the "correct" technique for trimming the kite is while riding. Both upwind and downwind. Sometimes I try to lean back as hard as possible, and sometimes I ease off. Perhaps an even better question is how ...
by mcfly777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Smallest possible LEI kite size for best low end
Replies: 16
Views: 1460

Re: Smallest possible LEI kite size for best low end

One other thing that I'll look into for my next kite is to get a kite that has power when it loops. I have a Cab FX and the power is not great during loops, so for waterstarts when i backloop there's no huge advantage. I love the fast looping aspect of it, but i'd like to have more power (and that's...
by mcfly777
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?

I ride an FX 8m about 90% of my sessions, from 12-19kts using a Moses 558 wing. It's very responsive, relaunches well. I have a friend that does the same thing with an FX and he likes it as well. In lighter winds there's not a lot of gain beyond 10m (at least for the FX), and I wouldn't get a 12m.
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Sand your trailing edges

That's why i was specific in the use of "notice" word. As I'm not a racer looking for the ultimate performance, the way it rides now is good enough for me, but there may be a loss of performance, though not major.
Leo
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Sand your trailing edges

I just sanded my trailing edges and noticed no loss in performance, and no noise/resonance.

leo
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Upgrading my Double Agent
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Upgrading my Double Agent

You can always drill another pair of holes at 165mm. I have a Moses foil and love it. This was my upgrade from a beginner foil.

Leo
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Sand your trailing edges

Hopefully someone can learn something from my accident yesterday. I am riding Moses 590/325 wings, and during a long session I crashed and the stabilizer (I think) slashed through my bootie (rubber part) and into the sole of my foot. Ended up with a 5 cm gash, about 0.5cm deep. The wing cut the boot...
by mcfly777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness

Pedro Marcos wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Today i tried the seat harness again, no doubt i can hold ALOT more power, its like another world but the major issue for me is the hook position being alot lower then the waist that makes the balance in manouvers complety diferent.
Very true, but you get used to it :)
by mcfly777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness

Pedro I also had back pain with a waist harness hydrofoiling. You may be positioning yourself so that a lot of power comes from your lower back. You can try straightening your back so that the power comes from the legs. The racers are all bending at the waist, so you may be doing the same, except th...

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