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by Jyoder
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Peak / Genesis / wing and sup - what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Peak / Genesis / wing and sup - what to do?

Build a wood board. Add thick deck pad if it does t float enough.
Use 17m cloud.
by Jyoder
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing crossed lines while at sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Fixing crossed lines while at sea

I did it today first time with foil kite with my Sonic2 9m in waist high water. I backstalled the kite onto the water LE up. In hindsight I should have put the kite LE down, as when I untensioned the back lines to pass the bar through the front lines, the kite launched and one steering line wrapped ...
by Jyoder
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Harness Lasting a lot longer
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Harness Lasting a lot longer

My seat harness is fine but my winter wetsuit is developing holes where the leg straps run in the crotch. Cold water flush there is an experience... 🥶
by Jyoder
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How I built my own kite surfing bar
Replies: 86
Views: 8918

Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

With line below the bar you can grip the bar in the middle for one-handed steering.
by Jyoder
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing crossed lines while at sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Fixing crossed lines while at sea

I’ve done it by disconnecting from bar in light wind with kite at edge of window.

Could you swim or do a front or backflip through the front lines while holding them apart with your hands? and that way not have to unhook? Probably too dangerous to wrap lines around your body...
by Jyoder
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?
Replies: 40
Views: 1818

Re: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?

I ride the Chesapeake bay. Have yet to fly or see a Peak4. I learned to foil light wind with a big Cloud and now ride a light 11m race foil kite and my friend rides a 12m Pulsion. Why tether launch in light wind? I ride alone all the time and hot launch in light wind, especially as wind on ground is...
by Jyoder
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Considering a switch to foil kites
Replies: 44
Views: 2110

Re: Considering a switch to foil kites

Depends on where you ride. I ride on the Chesapeake Bay and hydrofoil only. My style: Foil kites for 9m and bigger sizes. LEI for 9m and smaller sizes. A little overlap in middle gives options. In higher wind, I like to carve more and tend to throw the hydrofoil around a bit, try new stuff, slack th...
by Jyoder
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What does apparent wind really bring ?
Replies: 22
Views: 936

Re: What does apparent wind really bring ?

i would say that apparent winds does not help at all on your final speed .... :bye: you get my point ? I don’t understand your statement. What is final speed? Apparent wind is a product of speed, not a cause. How can it help or not? It just exists. Are you thinking of the changes in kite airspeed, ...
by Jyoder
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Handy tricks you only found after beginner lessons
Replies: 26
Views: 1493

Re: Handy tricks you only found after beginner lessons

When standing or swimming in very light wind with an LEI at edge of window at 2 o’clock drifting toward 3 o’clock, then 4, you might find there isn’t enough wind to steer back toward 12 o’clock and kite seems to be sinking lower and lower toward the water. Learn to call it early around 3 o’clock and...
by Jyoder
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strutless LEI vs foil
Replies: 30
Views: 1476

Re: Strutless LEI vs foil

What's light wind to your 11m? 11m Diablo v1 with 15m lines with medium/small hydrofoil wing: no white caps but some texture on water (8 knots maybe). With 20m lines, 1500cm2 hydrofoil wing, glassy water, hardly any wind feeling at surface (6-7knots maybe). I’m 65kg, 39inch x 20inch low volume board.

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