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by Peter_Frank
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: comparing wing lift
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: comparing wing lift

On my mobile right now, but some rough calculations based on how loss of lift increase in drag is estimated/calculated on really low AR wings, tells me the 14% smaller wing will still have the same or more "lift". Maybe not much difference though. The low AR big wing will be easier to ride, and have...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carbon vs Alu mast
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Stiffness is not much of an issue for the freerider Speak for yourself. Can't stand a wobbly mast, massive issue for me. Maybe I should rephrase it then: Whether it is stiff like an alu or normal good carbon mast, or stiff like an ultra high modulus (expensive) carbon mast, is hardly an issue for a...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carbon vs Alu mast
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: carbon vs Alu mast

In my experience with different masts, the alu ones are A LOT heavier. Stiffness is not much of an issue for the freerider, and they are both quite stiff, unless those carbon ones made in a "less optimized" layout (and there ARE differences, also in price). So if you have alu and carbon masts almost...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1610

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

My experience is with 3 strut wave kites only, but I have found that there is no real benefit at my weight (195lbs) and equipment (Lift 150) to a 12m. I can go down to 8/9 knots (in warm thermal wind) with a 10m and 23m lines depending on tides and current. The low end of a 12m might be slightly lo...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 790 wing
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: Moses 790 wing

Very true slowboat. The advantage of bigger but not huge higher AR wings is, you get the same lift as the bigger wings when starting (low AR kills lift), and less drag so you can ride in even lower wind when first up :naughty: I use my Ketos Kruiser wing 1100 cm2 a lot these lightwind summerdays, am...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 790 wing
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: Moses 790 wing

Find this in web..:https://youtu.be/NfBtq2vW5q4 what app do people use for thes speed and direction? i see the gopro remote...and i assume an apple watch. is the app from gopro? or his watch? im very much the grem with this video stuff. Many action cameras got built in gps (GoPro not up to 6, but 7...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 790 wing
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: Moses 790 wing

So given the options available, 633, 683s and 790, which would be your number one choice? Impossible to answer as individual choices... The 633 is the lively lightwind and allround good wave wing. 683 is for those who want to ride in light wind and overall, have fun and ease in maneuvers, go better...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stopper Ball and Foiling
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Stopper Ball and Foiling

I use it now and then. Great to lock the kite so not fully on its frontlines every time you let go of the bar, as it drifts better this way. So you can have fun riding waves no hands on the bar for as long as you can, if you get the kite "parked" correctly for starters. Not that long for me ha haa, ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 15M Flysurfer Speed
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: 15M Flysurfer Speed

Hmmm, you might be right, but I still doubt it slightly... Even the superlight racekites tends to have difficulties when the wind goes below 6 knots. And most other foilkites are somewhat heavier, which is the reasoning for my estimate, not having flown the very kite only many others, but could be w...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 15M Flysurfer Speed
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: 15M Flysurfer Speed

In 7 knots it is perfect, although on the heavy side so you have to be able to keep it flying all the time. Will it have problems staying in the air in 7 knots in your opinion? I don't know, somebody else has to answer that one. It is just, when normal fabric/weight the lower limit is usually aroun...

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