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by Mossy 757
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Every Major Brand Announcing an Aluula Kite in 2020!
Replies: 49
Views: 3002

Every Major Brand Announcing an Aluula Kite in 2020!

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by Mossy 757
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Same Line length (Splicing)
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Same Line length (Splicing)

I run out a length of line that is 4x the distance I want the kite away from me. I cut that long segment from the spool and make an eye splice on each end. I then fix those ends together at a fixed point and walk out to where the line doubles back on itself, apply tension at the exact center point w...
by Mossy 757
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 80 knots on a foilkite
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: 80 knots on a foilkite

plummet wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Ultimately it won't be kites holding sailing speed records due to lines/bridle drag.
Yeah, I'd put my money on foiling craft with hwingsails on something like the Vestas sail rocket or maybe one of these new America's Cup monofoilers if they went back to a wing instead of a soft sail.
by Mossy 757
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hit a dolphin
Replies: 21
Views: 2037

Re: Hit a dolphin

I think dolphins have a sensory capability that prevents them from getting in our way when foiling that sharks and rays and fish don't possess. I'm not saying you didn't hit a dolphin, but I have hit lots of very things that were able to totally pitch me from my foil that were much smaller than a do...
by Mossy 757
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

I race foil kites on 1.3mm Dyneema SK99 I got from Greenhat. I try not to boost with it, but sometimes I do and it seems to work fine. I would never throw a kiteloop on this stuff, but it's held up for a little over a season now without any issues or indication of wearing thin prematurely.
by Mossy 757
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)

Lets say open course. Gotta go for best all around since the courses are pretty varied. If we can't beat the AC 75, what will get us the closest? From a pure physics approach, kites should have more speed than AC boats, we just aren't quite there yet.. I think if we had the kinds of sails they have...
by Mossy 757
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)

edt wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:05 pm
There's a certain speed for those boats...
Yeah that's the thread in a nutshell. Race on their terms and you'll certainly lose; propose to race on kitefoil terms and they won't show up (too low wind speed) or will be outside their safe-envelope (too high).
by Mossy 757
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Peak Foil
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: Peak Foil

I'm looking forward to getting a new hydrofoil made out of Aluula...

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