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by jumptheshark
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 45
Views: 3444

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

It's not that he doesn't have it figured out, its that he has no choice. Marc is by kiteboarding standards a heavyweight. If he wasn't you can bet he would be going for height, but he doesn't really have that option unless it downright nukes most of the smaller guys off the water. Dude has no other ...
by jumptheshark
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for hydro foiling in weak winds + flight position
Replies: 19
Views: 1118

Re: Kite for hydro foiling in weak winds + flight position

That sounds like really solid advice
by jumptheshark
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for hydro foiling in weak winds + flight position
Replies: 19
Views: 1118

Re: Kite for hydro foiling in weak winds + flight position

Foiling has become a really diversified pursuit. Those that race are on completely different gear than those that carve around on big wings with small kites. Kite, board, foil, and line length.... all different in pretty drastic ways. I would say kites that sit forward and kites that sit deep suit d...
by jumptheshark
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 45
Views: 3444

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

I'm saying evolution will continue. Freestyle might be dead, but it clearly defined the hierarchy of degree of difficulty. When all other aspects of jump are equal a board off trumps a rotation, and a handle pass trumps them both. No one is there yet. Once the guys throwing passes can match the heig...
by jumptheshark
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf/wave wing thickness and NACA profiles
Replies: 20
Views: 1541

Re: Surf/wave wing thickness and NACA profiles

Stingy's new wing is around 1200cm. Plenty of surface area, but it has a very thin profile (under 1cm max depth) and a pretty sharp leading edge. Thinner than both my stock Zeeko wings and they are also pretty slick.
by jumptheshark
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 45
Views: 3444

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

Kota took kite comps to a bigger level and for a short time outran the issue at the core of twin tip kiteboarding competition and professional level riding. Dangle. Dangle was purged organically in freestyle by the need for ever increasing degree of difficulty. Freestyle lost its height requirement ...
by jumptheshark
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 45
Views: 3444

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

Jumped the shark just there
by jumptheshark
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kevin Langeree Makes History as he Becomes Red Bull King of the Air for the Third Time
Replies: 28
Views: 3196

Re: Kevin Langeree Makes History as he Becomes Red Bull King of the Air for the Third Time

Yeah! Red Bull might give you wings, but Suzi gives me a horn!
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Kev's got nothin on that!
by jumptheshark
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Less Foil Drag...Faster?
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Winter is for gear tinkering...…. I totally get that.

Back to back with stock..... you'll know for sure.
by jumptheshark
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Less Foil Drag...Faster?
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Less Foil Drag...Faster?

Tough to be objective now that you've made a permanent change. Gotta try and be honest with yourself about what or if you feel the difference. If it's not subjectively quite obviously better, was it worth doing? Wax would have made a good experiment as you could have gone back and forth a few times ...

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