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by slowboat
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiter killed in New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Kiter killed in New Zealand

I posted simultaneously with andylc. Looks like we are in agreement.
by slowboat
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiter killed in New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Kiter killed in New Zealand

Really sad to hear this. My condolences. We recently discussed what to do when getting lofted. We all have to be prepared for it. You just need to fly it with the kite above you...any steering will accelerate you and you slam into obstacles. Fly it like a paraglider...your only chance. RIP Tragic. ...
by slowboat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I´ve only ridden head high ( barely) in cross-onshore in brazil. On a river mouth there was long faces and i was doing 35km/hr to keep up with the sections that were breaking. Plus i was doing a lot of overtaking shoulder high waves and riding them. They were relatively weak waves. The river mouth ...
by slowboat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 14355

Re: Moses 2019

oregonkiter wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:34 am
Doubt I will ever buy a board without tracks. Too limiting.
Not limiting if riding strapless
by slowboat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Over-powered on big wings
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Over-powered on big wings

This is a hot topic for me at the moment, and it is really giving me problems trying to find the right solution, Frank above is tempting me to maybe buy a smaller kite, but I have to remember I am maybe 25 kg heavier than Frank and I may find if I drop kite size just 1mtr too much, it may be just t...
by slowboat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Yes, definitely more LIFT on bigger, faster waves. I have said this on several threads including this one. when I get in waves which are bigger than I can comfortably ride, the difficulty I experience is not from the speeds or angles, it is from too much lift. My brain yells at me “more front pressu...
by slowboat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

So if the discussion is trying to come up with a foil that can do what the surfboards are doing in this wave, what’s the point of trying to foil it? Besides the challenge. It seems the real advantage of foiling in waves is in the smaller waves that you can’t really catch with a surfboard.
by slowboat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Raising the rocker
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: Raising the rocker

Not quite in the home-made vein , but I can say that in my opinion Michele at Groove has absolutely nailed it with the Skate - absolutely frickin LOVE mine, one of my favourite pieces of kiting gear. The substantial nose rocker is so forgiving in heavy chop , waves and when touching down at speed y...
by slowboat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I don’t think a slow wing will work here. Slow wings are big and with the energy in waves this big, plus lift of kite, there is just too much LIFT for high performance riding. Secondly, with big slow wings, it becomes very hard to get to the sections you want to get to. To kite foil waves like this,...
by slowboat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I don't understand how these guys can keep up with this wave just fine on regular surfboards doing lots of carving turns that slow them down but you can't keep up with it on a fast foil. I don't understand that either. It does not make sense to me either :roll: Maybe it is because you are more inte...

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