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by Jefe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What got you into Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 36
Views: 11241

Re: What got you into Hydrofoiling?

Sounds familiar! Grew up racing dinghies, then after college got sick of hauling/ storing lasers or 505s around. Twice the performance for half the cost and a 10th of the storage space!
by Jefe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which helmet?
Replies: 29
Views: 5307

Re: Which helmet?

One that hasn't been mentioned is the Zhik H-1. I noticed some moth sailors wearing it and it looked low profile so I checked it out when I started foiling. It is much lower profile than the snowboard/kayak style helmets, which I appreciate as I've got a big enough head already. Price point is about...
by Jefe
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 804
Views: 135186

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Has anyone tried modifying the end of a fireball connector to work with a rope harness? seems like it would be a pretty good QR for a surf system if your replaced the fireball dongle with a short piece of amsteel spliced to a small antal ring on a rope spreader bar.
by Jefe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 83
Views: 10353

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Guys. The foil is the most intuitive, beautifully responsive thing to ride. If you bank it over and commit to the turn it will cut a beautiful arc thru water and spit you out the opposite direction. This is the most awesome thing about it! A foil is complex, but the human mind can learn so quickly ...
by Jefe
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 83
Views: 10353

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

I'm still new to foiling, but it seems to me the second you bank the board, your front foot/ back foot weight distribution starts apply not only pitch moment but also yaw about the mast to keep the turn coordinated. If you somehow initiate with yaw only, the effect of the sideslip on the mast would ...

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