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by Peter_Frank
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?

Any insights from the technically minded into the importance of the weight of the bar (and lines) on performance of a kite specially in light wind (below 10 knots)? I see racers using very simple light weight carbon bars so I assume it makes a difference. But how much? If a light wind tube kite sha...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

You could also go for the 12 m2 Ozone Alpha, as it is superlight, got 1 strut (easier to drift ashore in marginal winds compared to strutless), and is available in your area (as opposed to the strutless but superlight Cloud) Could be worried it does not have sufficient punch/size to get you as low a...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

Some thoughts on this, and experience: Extreme personal differences whether you like a kite with powerspike, or a "soft" kite, but also depending on you and your gear what you typical will like IMO. Both have their advantages, with a powerspike you got a lot more range, both highend and foil lowend,...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

Hmmm, we are very different here...

I would hate a kite with no power spike, as it limits its low end a lot :(

Which is one of the reasons why smaller LEIs and high AR foil kites are great for foiling in this respect (for me).

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

I would say that going with a 12 m2 LEI in 3 m/s is not possible if you are over average weight. If average weight 75 kg and the right wing and board, yes it is sometimes possible in 3 m/s (5.8 knots), other times not :wink: Rider weight is extremely important. I would aim for riding in 3.5 m/s (6.8...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019
Replies: 370
Views: 37603

Re: Moses 2019

Nice one Derek. Glad you had a good kite today and loved the new gear. I went out today at Melville but ended up swimming in with a drowned Hyperlink. Cheers - Ken H This happens now and then Ken, nothing to do about that, eventhough one '"swear" a lot just when it happens :roll: :x But gives you S...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weed fins for surfboard
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: weed fins for surfboard

curious as to why riding a soft top surfboard would have any effect on weeds and fins? They still suffer from weeds, it's just there is no fin box to put in FCS or Future fins. Exactly. Most surfboard fins are like this, quite swept but still not sufficient to ride waves when seaweed. Of course it ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weed fins for surfboard
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: weed fins for surfboard

Then they are not very good...

Weed fins has to be a bit larger but swept back so seaweed glide off.

As they are raked back they don't lift the same, so same size will result in a raked fin feeling smaller than a normal fin :naughty:

Thus it has to have more area to feel right.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil boards with minimal volume (built like a twin tip)
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Foil boards with minimal volume (built like a twin tip)

this for me is odd, can you say why you prefer a board and rig which from my experience sinks just under the water surface, and can not be seen as a result when you crash? its certainly a feature that make me avoid that route. Main reason is for light wind water start where it helps if more of the ...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: Ketos Kitefoil Main Wings, Denmark
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Ketos Kitefoil Main Wings, Denmark

Selling 3 wings, give me an offer if interested in one: My "Easy" wing 805 cm2, AR 5.2 so I have used it in marginal winds 6 knots, as the relatively high AR gives so much lift. Then I got a "Race" wing 523 cm2 AR 5.2 which is superfast, but still really easy turning, use it for jumping now and then...

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