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by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 86
Views: 5458

Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

Travelling with plane could definitely be an issue, if you do it very often, or live very far from the sea, no doubt. As otherwise it is easy to have in a surf board bag, where you are allowed 2 to 3 meter boards either for free, or low cost at least. They are very friendly against us surfers, nice ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is 70cm mast too short for wavefoiling?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Is 70cm mast too short for wavefoiling?

Many will say it is better, and others will say it is no good :roll:

For me, a 92 or 100 cm is just fine in waves, but my 83 cm is useless for me only use it in marginal onshore winds...

Wing will either ventilate, or the board will touch occasionally :rollgrin:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Huge board, huge wing, small kite
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Huge board, huge wing, small kite

I find that a smaller board is actually better for riding a big wing in light winds. I ride my 250 sqin NP Glide L foil in 7-15 knots with my Peak 4 5m. The key to water starting it in 8 knots is being able to sink the board while standing on top of it. I use a Slingshot DC 4-6 board and use 1-2 lo...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Huge board, huge wing, small kite
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Huge board, huge wing, small kite

Got the exact opposite experience only... If the board sinks knee or waist deep, there is NO WAY to get up and ride, in low steady winds - only a gust might help you, and it have to be lasting, as you need to overcome the drag from half of your body under the water, which is the killer, as huge drag...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Bigger wing is more difficult
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Bigger wing is more difficult

You are correct, when used to the medium wing, a bigger one will be more difficult for most riders. But so would a smaller one, or maybe even just a different one same size. So much fine muscle memory control, that ANY different wing will be harder at first. You should quickly get used to this thoug...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ozone Alpha V1 vs Naish Boxer 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 748

Re: Ozone Alpha V1 vs Naish Boxer 2020

Agree, weight is only one parameter... Strutless are usually rubbish for other boards than kitefoiling, and kitefoils in the upper end of the range. Meaning are you going to use the kite for other things than marginal winds or their sweetspot wind, dont go strutless. Find out which kite you like the...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Huge board, huge wing, small kite
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Huge board, huge wing, small kite

True, I dont find it fun either, this combo, too slow and dull for general riding... Sometimes fun in waves though :naughty: But the combo huge board huge wing, BIG kite, is the name of the game for marginal wind :thumb: Okay, the wing does not need to be huge, just big, as you get more apparent win...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ketos Foilers - What boards are you riding
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Ketos Foilers - What boards are you riding

This is only thing where i respectfully disagree with Peter. With big wings bigger board have not any sense in anything other than super light winds. I know, probably the most got it that way it seems, as small as possible. But as I see absolutely no downsides with a tad bigger board, I always choo...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ketos Foilers - What boards are you riding
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Ketos Foilers - What boards are you riding

Snip... Peter, How much difference do you notice between the 118 and 130? What makes you take one vs the other? Nice to see the data like you have, wish I was better about tracking my rides. Snip... Tony I use the 118 when more wind, meaning smaller kites and more safe conditions in terms of wind, ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have you tried kiting with 120m lines? This guy did!
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Have you tried kiting with 120m lines? This guy did!

Also does it work? There's no set answer. Maybe you have a marine layer or the wind is doming so there's some wind at 100 meters blowing 30 knots and at Sea level it's blowing 1 knot. Sure then it's great. But maybe it's blowing 7 knots at Sea level and 8 knots at 100 meters. Then no it does nothin...

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