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by Peter_Frank
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GKA Kite-Surf & Hydrofoil-Freestyle World Cups in Brazil 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: GKA Kite-Surf & Hydrofoil-Freestyle World Cups in Brazil 2022

Pretty amazing to see their skills. I dislike the freestyle board of thingy - shouldnt be allowed in a surf competition :x And they could even switch boards between waves and "freestyle" or what ever they call this... Matchu Lopes has an incredible backside vertical style, respect :thumb: And the wi...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Dakine Wing Foil Package
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Dakine Wing Foil Package

A 1600 is perfect for learning now, in the "new age" where foilwings are smaller, and you will still be able to use it as a light wind foilwing later. Yes, 78 litre is really small for learning even if medium weight 75-80 kg, so we need to know you weight. And if you feel talented and able to take t...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20 years of kiteforum
Replies: 38
Views: 1518

Re: 20 years of kiteforum

When did this kiteforum start?

Could see a post from you Toby 11 Nov 2001, or was it earlier?

I joined Okt 2002, but as I remember we could post as "guests" when it started :D

Thanks for keeping this forum running Toby :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: best size wing (underwater!) for riding unbroken swell
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: best size wing (underwater!) for riding unbroken swell

The higher AR the better glide, period. But they can be tricky to ride, and if not small turns worse. Most wingers ride unbroken swell or waves (only) The difficult part is, swell, the better the faster, will overtake you. So you need a fast wing, meaning small. Your faster speed will make up for th...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Snow Winging - Observations from my first time out
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Snow Winging - Observations from my first time out

I don't know how much 10 mph is...

But you can also try with skates, really easy and no problem down to 4-5 knots of wind because of apparent wind, sometimes in less wind if black ice.

Practicing tacks and 360s is also perfect :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strange situation with lines - Any explanations?
Replies: 42
Views: 1829

Re: Strange situation with lines - Any explanations?

As others have said, a crash can stretch lines un-evenly... Which is the most likely here. Having said that, two other things: Some gets used to a little right/left difference (many in fact as I HATE it so notice immediately when borrowing another kite) so it might very well be "off" from the start....
by Peter_Frank
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town Diary 2022/23
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: Cape Town Diary 2022/23

You are "regular" so not easy jumping when wind from the right I can understand.

But being regular with (the atypical) wind from the right, means you have the perfect bang on power cutback surfing conditions, correct?

Good to hear from you.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: "The Hybrid" from Flysurfer
Replies: 151
Views: 20613

Re: "The Hybrid" from Flysurfer

Agree, the Hybrid has a lot more "normal" feel regarding bar sheeting, meaning it does not stall on a supershort travel like with Peaks, so more difficult to backstall down yes. I put the 7.5 on the side the last time, staked, it just stayed put and I could go to the kite and pack it down, or sand i...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: COR electric pump
Replies: 242
Views: 16547

Re: COR electric pump

Ha haa, yes will be interesting to see how it ends :naughty:
by Peter_Frank
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Copa Kitley GWA Wingfoil World Cup Brazil 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: Copa Kitley GWA Wingfoil World Cup Brazil 2022

Really good to watch this event, in so many aspects. The way they can rotate and land on the wave again, impressive. But also the slalom discipline - how some riders simply just SPEEDS so much faster than others, at times, and no direct synergi, sometimes the huge wings were faster. sometimes the sm...

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