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by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?
Replies: 31
Views: 7281

Re: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?

Nice Bracuru, 29 degrees from the wind :thumb:

Was about to say you should try using a racekite instead, and now you pinched a tad more out of it.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: He doesn't need a foil to glide!
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: He doesn't need a foil to glide!

Dave_5280 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:46 pm

Link is dead?
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Light wind/low end - span or area?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Light wind/low end - span or area?

Buoyancy is negligible, but doesn’t increased volume mean thicker airfoil and therefore increased lift, decreased stall speed, but increased drag? Usually yes, volume means thicker foil and "maybe" more lift, but not necessarily. Yes, decreased stall speed most often, and increased drag. But the li...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Light wind/low end - span or area?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Light wind/low end -- span or area?

Another thread got me thinking -- if two wings are pretty much the same area and volume, but one has greater span (and higher AR) will the greater span wing have better low end? How much better? A lot better, I have made some calculations on this, but dont have any numbers right here. The low AR on...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on a small board
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Learning on a small board

Mossy 757 wrote Buy cheap, depreciation reduces value to nill. Buy nice, maybe have easier time of it, depreciation doesn't reduce value to nill. Snip... I think this is where we dont agree, or have cultural/national/local differences. If you buy beginner gear at its "era", low cost, it can sell ea...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advantages of kite foil in foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: Advantages of kite foil in foiling

I have a range of kites, LEI, twinskin foil and single skin foil to go with a selection of foil wings. However with my most used surf hydrofoil, my go to kite is the single skin Peak4 kite. Easy to use, wide wind range, won't fall from the sky even in light wind and just plain fun. If I use a more ...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advantages of kite foil in foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: Advantages of kite foil in foiling

Sorry papasmerf, a typo, I have corrected it - I meant single skin foilkites :thumb:

Flysurfer Peak4s are my choice, ConceptAir Fireflys another.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advantages of kite foil in foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: Advantages of kite foil in foiling

Thanks, I know about the problems, but what are the good things? Why do you think foil is more enjoyable? Remember it is difficult to "sort" the answers. As every single one of us is biased towards one or the other. So if you only ride foil kites, you love these over tubes. If you only ride tubekit...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning on a small board
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Learning on a small board

plan to sell in onward quickly. That's a good argument for buying the expensive, high-quality gear new as your first setup so that you can transfer something to the local fleet that other people will also value and wish to buy from you. I think a lot of people got screwed with the LF Foil Fish for ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advantages of kite foil in foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: Advantages of kite foil in foiling

I use Hydrofoil, some times in ozone Edge, others in Soul. Can you help me to analize advantages of foil kites in foiling? I only want to have fun, I am nit talking about competitions. I Start with some: Speed Sustentability Wouldnt it be better to list advantages of both tube kites and foil kites?...

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