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by stevez
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 86
Views: 5505

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: 9365

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: 2795

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.
by stevez
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 126
Views: 9365

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

I disagree. I think the wing works especially well in onshore wind conditions. I find that kites cannot handle onshore wind and foil wave riding. They all fall out of the sky and you send a lot of time worrying about the kite and not on wave riding. -- Gunnar With onshore wind, the wing is kind of ...
by stevez
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 126
Views: 9365

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

This is why I love Wingfoiling. No words can describe how this feels https://youtu.be/NcUiEQTFPrc -- Gunnar This looks awesome. I'm really open to the possibilities of wingfoiling, and clips like these are showing what can be done. For me the unique selling point of wings above all other things, an...
by stevez
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019-2020
Replies: 653
Views: 66572

Re: Moses 2019-2020

Moses has some great products, but they don't have, and never have had clean product lines. All their wing designs seem to be quite eclectic ad-hoc creations, each one potentially hit-and-miss. The 633 seems like a hit, a very popular and well loved wing, and no doubt good, as I'm sure are most of t...
by stevez
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling in 10 knots - Is it that hard?
Replies: 41
Views: 3249

Re: Hydrofoiling in 10 knots - Is it that hard?

For me 10 knots is definitely the cutoff. Below 10 knots it's both hard, and not all that much fun. I can buy a knot or 2 with a big surf wing. But I don't find that chugging along on a big wing in 10 knots all that interesting. Especially if it's flat water, which it normally is as there is no wind...
by stevez
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ideal wing size for learning?
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Ideal wing size for learning?

I reckon the easiest would be the middle ground - around 1000cm2, a foil with a low takeoff speed, but not aggressive lift, reasonably thin profile. Largish (~135cm) but low volume board, strapless or single front hook. My brother learnt a few months ago on a Cabrinha Hirise Lift (900cm2) and had a ...
by stevez
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil
Replies: 72
Views: 11088

Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

I've always liked the look of the Onewheel. The Pint signifies the end of the early adopter period. At $950, is within budget. Even after paying a ~25% premium for not being in the US. Have one on order, arriving imminently. What I'm hoping: 1. I don't have the bluetooth or other technical difficult...
by stevez
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil stiffness & fuselage connections
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: Hydrofoil stiffness & fuselage connections

Right now considering how very flexible some mast are i dont think for freeride is that much important. Why? Because if it was that much important everybody will immediately feel difference and will be death obvious that mast must be super rigid. Whole situation when some prefer that other that and...

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