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by Jyoder
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Does weight matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Does weight matter?

Weight of the board makes a big difference. Weight of the foil, yes but not so much.

My long heavy board is MUCH more yaw stable on the same foil than my short light board, due to board’s forward center of gravity and inertia.
by Jyoder
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf/wave wing thickness and NACA profiles
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Surf/wave wing thickness and NACA profiles

PF, An interesting concept I learned flying hang gliders is that the angle of attack of a glider wing for maximum lift and slowest descent isn’t the same as the angle of attack for best glide distance (ie. efficiency). Beyond adjusting the thickness, camber, and aspect ratio of a hydrofoil wing, I i...
by Jyoder
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: short lines on tube kites for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 2042

Re: short lines on tube kites for foiling

I tried foiling in 15-18mph building winds with my 17m cloud c2 on 10m lines a few weeks ago when my other kite was being repaired. Felt like a windsurfer the kite was so close. Worked surprisingly well after some practice, but didn't lend itself to my style of riding which is slow and with lots of ...
by Jyoder
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 5 Tip for Learning to Waterstart Strapless on a Kite Foil
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: 5 Tip for Learning to Waterstart Strapless on a Kite Foil

Very similar to getting up on a strapless surfboard I disagree. I haven't ridden a surfboard more than a few times, but I don't hold it on its side in the water with my elbow and knee like I do my low volume strapless foilboard. Actually foiling water start is more like a big lightwind twin tip wat...
by Jyoder
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 202
Views: 32241

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

How did they break? While you were on the water?! They developed cracks around the thin sides of the hole and then I broke it over my knee easy enough testing its strength. The problem is making the hole big enough to not rub your depower lines raw. Even with graphite additive for less friction. Yo...
by Jyoder
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 202
Views: 32241

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

So after half a year of experimenting with diy carbon bars and using a flagless quick release I have decided I like my offset hole setup the best- a low friction ring lashed to intact carbon tube with carbon filament and epoxy. It provides some nice options for varying finger position around the lin...
by Jyoder
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Deck grip
Replies: 18
Views: 1456

Re: Deck grip

Poor mans deckpad. Eva foam kids play mat. Works great! Plus spreads out the load on board top skin. Plus, feet never hurt.
by Jyoder
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: short lines on tube kites for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 2042

Re: short lines on tube kites for foiling

So how’d it go, butterfish?
I chopped my lines tonight to 14m and am splicing a set of 2 and 3 meter extensions. Plan to do some experimenting. I foil with 5.5m, 9m, and 17m LEIs.
by Jyoder
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I blew it!
Replies: 5
Views: 952

I blew it!

I knew my kite had a hole in the bladder as it was losing air last session. I pumped it up in the backyard to find the hole (have patched bladders before) and must have missed a tiny LE fabric tear. Suddenly I heard a “tick tick tick” and realized too late it was a bulge in LE with threads breaking ...
by Jyoder
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil mast wooden precision part?
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Hydrofoil mast wooden precision part?

Unless you have extra epoxy and glass lying around, consider buying a used aluminum mast instead. About as expensive and much stronger and more durable.

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