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by Jyoder
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite
Replies: 50
Views: 3716

Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

I can ride in lighter wind with my high aspect 11m Diablo v1 than my friend can with his lower aspect 12m lightweight Pulsion, but I have to keep the kite moving, never parked.
by Jyoder
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Skateboard wheel/truck for kiting
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Skateboard wheel/truck for kiting



by Jyoder
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting in the rain?
Replies: 28
Views: 1238

Re: Kiting in the rain?

I kite in the rain, even foiling in 25 knot winds. Can be a surreal experience with the visuals of rain dimples and smoke on the water, low visibility, etc.. otherworldly.

A baseball cap or hat with a brim works great for keeping rain out of your eyes, just tuck your chin or pull the brim down a bit.
by Jyoder
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 280
Views: 53920

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Another test. More successful jibes, but I don’t like how the wing tries to nose dive as you speed up. I have to maintain a steady speed or move feet a lot. Worked great in river with debris and leaves though! For now, I think I’ll call it a successful experiment but will put the stabilizer back on ...
by Jyoder
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding
Replies: 280
Views: 53920

Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Finally got the nerve to try riding mono by taking the stabilizer off my Slingshot Infinity 76 foil. This wing is about 1500cm2 and 3.7 aspect ratio, if I remember correctly. Wind was 15mph avg on 6.5m one-strut LEI. Choppy bay water. First impressions: very pitch sensitive and lots of porpoising up...
by Jyoder
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: My foil kite seems to fly too far overhead lately
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: My foil kite seems to fly too far overhead lately

1. Do you mean the kite is flying far enough overhead that it front tucks and collapses? 2. Or just that it is far overhead but stays in the air and makes your neck sore looking at it? 3. It could be you’re just getting better at letting the kite fly free without oversheeting and need to adjust your...
by Jyoder
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jibe technique
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Jibe technique

Mostly yes. Big wings give you more glide at low speed before falling off foil and are more stable during foot switch. However, you cant heel over as far due to wider span breaching surface and it takes more input to initiate the turn. I can’t snap a very tight high pressure jibe heeled over like on...
by Jyoder
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Design theory: incidence and CG
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Design theory: incidence and CG

That vid makes intuitive sense to me. I changed foils this year and went from a front foot dominated foil to a back foot dominated foil. On a Lift 170, my front foot is pretty much always in the same spot across the speed range. I may shift my hips with sudden hits of speed, but I don't have move m...
by Jyoder
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Design theory: incidence and CG
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Design theory: incidence and CG

Most foils are designed like airplanes with CG forward of center of lift and positive incidence angle such that increase in speed leads to a positive pitching moment of the nose at a static stab trim setting. That’s why big lift foils are hard to hold down at high speed without a lot of forward foot...
by Jyoder
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wind range Naish Boxer 5m on hydrofoil
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Wind range Naish Boxer 5m on hydrofoil

I haven’t flown the Boxer but when foiling medium to big wings with 5-6m kites in lighter winds you have this situation where you have a lot of power on tap by moving kite through power zone but very little static grunt when you park and ride. You can’t lean into the harness and drive upwind like wi...

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