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by gbrungra
Sat May 28, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning with an inflatable or splitboard + kite
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: Learning with an inflatable or splitboard + kite

I have a Gong HIPE 4'8". I went with inflatable vs split with the idea that the setup could double as a prone FoilSurf travel setup. I've only tried it once. It was my first time flying a new kite, and first time attempting to strapless waterstart, so not a fair test. I missed the hard-edge rails of...
by gbrungra
Tue May 10, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone use climbing helmet kiting?
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Anyone use climbing helmet kiting?

I've used a similar helmet for years. Pretty comfy. No issues. Definitely better than nothing. Maybe a watersports helmet is safer, since it has a little floatation and is more likely to keep your mouth out of the water if you're unconscious? I use mine with this sun brim: https://dabrim.com/collect...
by gbrungra
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Liquid force Solo windrange
Replies: 23
Views: 3324

Re: Liquid force Solo windrange

Can everyone please specify which version of Solos?

I have heard the V1s were no fun, but thought they got better w V2 and V3?
by gbrungra
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best pumping foil?
Replies: 35
Views: 7021

Re: Best pumping foil?

How about optimal board volume to flatwater foil SUP start? Or optimal board volume /rider weight? Liter/kG? Or kg of rider weight per liter of board volume? I’m thinking of buying a Gong foil sup setup for flatwater foiling this fall. What board size should I get if my goal is to learn to flatwate...
by gbrungra
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Inflatable Hydrofoil boards, are we there yet?
Replies: 22
Views: 4907

Re: Inflatable Hydrofoil boards, are we there yet?

Sounds like people are having better luck with the tuttle boxes on the Manta than with the F-One inflatable boards?
by gbrungra
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: new Peter Lynn Synergy single strut kite
Replies: 15
Views: 3377

Re: new Peter Lynn Synergy single strut kite

So how does this offering compare to the Ultra, Alpha, etc? Other top lightweight 1 strut kites?

An improvement, or an also-ran?
by gbrungra
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)
Replies: 22
Views: 2836

Re: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)

For current kite racers, is top speed really limited by the kite and drag of the human body? I thought it was limited by drag/cavitation/ventilation of the foil? Top speed for the AC boats seems to be limited by forces from 20+ knot winds? Because the boat would explode? If the difference is really ...
by gbrungra
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Peak Foil
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: Peak Foil

Look at SUP. Pioneered by wave riders, but adopted by the masses for flatwater.

If technology could improve enough for foilSUP flatwater starts to become attainable for the masses, then foiling would expand 10x or 100x.
by gbrungra
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)
Replies: 22
Views: 2836

Re: Fastest Foil Combo (To beat AC 75)

Top speed?
Upwind VMG?
Downwind VMG?

Are you looking for a GPS speed number, to to beat the AC boats around the racecourse?
by gbrungra
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: beginner foil wing choices?
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: beginner foil wing choices?

About learning strapless: Foothooks

They let you control the board enough for a waterstart, but let you eject without ankle injuries.

Can not recommend them enough.

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