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by Jyoder
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Short Foilboard water start tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Short Foilboard water start tips?

Is your back foot behind the mast? Try moving it forward slightly. Counter intuitive, but having a shorter stance with your back foot right over the mast helps dampen porpoising on water start. Porpoising is caused by over correction. Once riding, wider stance is more stable.
by Jyoder
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fish collisions
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Fish collisions

Can be frustrating foiling sometimes. Riding very slow and getting out to deep water helps. Some foils handle it better than others.
by Jyoder
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Coming soon: show up at the beach and send your autonomous foil board and kite out to go surf the waves while you take a nap.
by Jyoder
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 38
Views: 17009

Re: Line strength for hydrofoiling ?

To revisit this old topic, wanted to share my experience. For the past 200+ sessions, I have been foiling with DIY bars rigged with jerry brown hollow core spectra 300 lb-test lines (that’s pounds, not kg). The ends are a simple splice and small stitch to lock the splice. I ride hard, really load th...
by Jyoder
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 138
Views: 54115

Re: Pulsion 18m

You may find that poly sleeved line will eat away at your bar hole faster than plain dyneema. I use a similar KISS setup but with plain 1/4in Amsteel spliced inside itself the whole length with good results and slow wear.
by Jyoder
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid vaccine
Replies: 407
Views: 12182

Re: Covid vaccine

I work in healthcare at a hospital. I got the first dose of Pfizer and no side effects beyond a little shoulder muscle soreness at injection side. No issues. I kited the same day. Will receive the second dose in a couple weeks. The number of previously young and healthy Covid patients with long term...
by Jyoder
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Flight of Fancy
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Flight of Fancy

I just plugged some numbers but I don’t actually know stuff...

6m wing, 175 lb (80 kg) rider. Assuming a generously 1.0 max lift coefficient. You’d need about 25-30knots airspeed to fly at 2-3m altitude.


But, as we know with towing weight shift gliders, Lock Out is a $&@#.
by Jyoder
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1994
Views: 160330

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

In my opinion, based on riding the 3m and 4m. If you’re not riding a surf foil (1000cm2 or greater), then don’t bother with the Peak 4 except maybe the smallest sizes as the usable window with a small fast hydrofoil is so small due to requiring more wind and therefore reaching top end sooner with fl...
by Jyoder
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: small race kites in high wind
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: small race kites in high wind

Smallest race kite I’ve flown is a 9m and it was fun but by the time the wind was strong enough that I really wanted it over my 11m, the swell is big enough that I wanted my 6m LEI instead to focus on downwind and play in the swell. If you have a flat water spot with winds steady 20-30 then I’m sure...
by Jyoder
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: iKitesurf scammer
Replies: 22
Views: 2548

Re: iKitesurf scammer

I’ve bought and sold maybe 4-5 kites on ikitesurf without any issue. Usually, it’s quite fun to shoot the breeze with a far-away kiter and share the stoke via email or phone call.
I’ve sold about the same on eBay with no issues. Facebook too.

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