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by stevez
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver

Hmmm, I think the percentage could be misleading as there is not (to my knowledge) any standard for sizing/gaps in this respect.... If we got a 6 and a 9 m2 kite. The the 6 is 33 % smaller than the 9. But the 9 is 50 % bigger than the 6. So what are we talking about here??? 8) Peter Good point. At ...
by stevez
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver

33%. For my ideal 3 kite quiver I pick the sweet spot size for the middle kite. Sweet spot means the kite that best suits the most common conditions at the location(s) you most often ride that you consider good. In other words your one quiver kite. Then take the kites on either size no more than 33%...
by stevez
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wingfoil - is it truly the best for really gusty winds? Better than Peak4?
Replies: 26
Views: 1488

Re: Wingfoil - is it truly the best for really gusty winds? Better than Peak4?

Wings and kites both have their strong points. We're fortunate to have so many options these days. There are lots of pros and cons between wings and kites but just the sticking to the OP's question: Wings handle gusts really well because you can depower them totally. I'm experienced on clouds and th...
by stevez
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2517

Re: foiling is surfing

Nice move at 7:50-7:54 :thumb:
by stevez
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Let's Talk Foil Families
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Let's Talk Foil Families

revhed wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:37 am
:thumb:
IMHO, you do not many used for sale because they just fly so well that most pilots keep them! :idea:
R H
I have no doubt about that :) I think when people sell them they tend to get sold locally, kept within the family so to say.
by stevez
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Let's Talk Foil Families
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Let's Talk Foil Families

Though I'm not an owner, if I had to reload from scratch, I agree with Kamikuza, it would probably be with Axis. They have something to offer for just about any style of foiling with the exception of hard core racing. They are at the forefront of wing design and seem to be producing very high perfor...
by stevez
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing surf in waves, onshore?
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: Wing surf in waves, onshore?

I've been watching this space pretty closely. My local spot has onshore windswell. When it gets to 18-20 knots it starts to be fun to ride, and at 25 knots really fun. There are a few local wingfoilers who seem to know what they are doing. I've been watching them quite closely lately and how they ar...
by stevez
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 90
Views: 6836

Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

I respectfully disagree. I primarily ride a 85cm home build with no rocker. I love the lack of swing weight and the feeling of connection with the foil. Obviously, it doesn't handle touchdowns very well, so I've learned not to touch down very much. Plus, most of my touchdowns are with transitions, ...
by stevez
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 126
Views: 10033

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

gmb13 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:18 am
The Video Above is with the wind blowing from the back of the wave.

The wing is only in front of you if you are not going fast enough. You can see it stall a bit when I slow down to let the Windsurfer pass.

-Gunnar
That's very impressive then :thumb:
by stevez
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Clouds are fragile
Replies: 36
Views: 3096

Re: Clouds are fragile

The clouds are made from exactly the same Dacron and ripstop nylon as other kites.
What's missing are the scuff guards, protectors and other reinforcements that are present on most kites, not to mention the struts themselves plus all the connections and valves that just add dead weight.

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