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by Peter_Frank
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Duotone Slick 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Duotone Slick 2021

A bit long, but I understood that the aluminum boom is oval compared to the carbon being round. Could that have some benefit, for example feeling tho position of the wings? Likely yes. it will give more profile to the handle to control the angle the wing sits at. Unlike wings with semi-soft/semi-ri...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why dont people rig lines cross wind to the kite?
Replies: 30
Views: 1616

Re: Why dont people rig lines cross wind to the kite?

It is sooooo stupid. Here most rig crosswind, and we laugh a bit when some comes up putting their lines across everyone else's, and explain with a wink in our eye it could be a go idea to get used to crosswind rigging, in order not to block everybody's lines. Even if beach is empty, someone might co...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: What is more physique/exhausting?
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: What is more physique/exhausting?

Looking good Dave :thumb: IMO it is about the same. If low wind and you need to pump, and dropping in the lulls, and if you are on the lower end you might also lose your foil (drop down) when you jibe. Meaning more work to get up foiling again, and you have to "wait" for wind, which is not tiresome,...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil weights vs volume of boards
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: hydrofoil weights vs volume of boards

I don't think it is as easy as weight and volume, because of so many combinations board and foil. . My advice would be to choose a tad longer board, and then get all the advantages from these too. Not flat, and colored, so you at least can see the nose of the board over the chop :D Otherwise do the ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2145
Views: 183754

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I would just sit on my board, and hand paddle :D

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2145
Views: 183754

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I agree that the type of kite drop depends on where you are on the learning curve. My more common kite crash with Peaks is actually in pretty decent wind and just straight down hard crash during rotations with kite loops behind me. Have had good luck relaunching these by simply maintaining a bit of...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Chris Bertish to attempt wing-foil across Pacific
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Chris Bertish to attempt wing-foil across Pacific

To catch the trades he's looking at a 2400 knot journey. 16 hours a day at 15 knots makes it a 10 day trip. Only way I see him doing this is having a support boat and sleeping on that, which is clearly cheating. By 2400 knot I assume you mean 2400 Nautical Miles? (=2762 miles or 4445 kilometers) Qu...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Straps and Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Straps and Hooks

You dont.... (waterstart on a big volume board)

You climb on the board, and use the wing to support you to stand up, and then get into the straps.

Meaning, not much sense using hooks IMO, as the wing does not catapult you like a kite can.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2145
Views: 183754

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

You can do both a hotlaunch and a sidelaunch, both works. Or something in between like jumptheshark does. But why use it in strong winds - we are talking about hydrofoiling here? So if you use a 4 m2 in strong winds, more than 16 knots for an average weight rider, it is only because you dont have a ...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lift 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: Lift 2021

I am saying posters are nice if they write the area or units of the wings, so most readers don't have to google :D There are so many brands not seen or known around the world. Even the Onda 633 was unknown for a time, when it came, as it is span in millimeters. Now most knows it is a 1200 cm2 wing. ...

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