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by lobodomar
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boardriding Maui Paipo, lightwind..or any wind.
Replies: 103
Views: 27120

Re: Boardriding Maui Paipo, lightwind..or any wind.

Ah ok, easier to push around. :thumb: Also for these tack tricks you need some lift by the kite so volume of the board doesn't matter at the moment then. The positive thing about the quick movement it is you can pay more attention to the kite to keeps things work and then progress faster. Yeah, that...
by lobodomar
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil
Replies: 86
Views: 13323

Re: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil

obodomar, good explanation :thumb: So would you shed more light and explain why the Strutless inflatables are exception to this general rule from your perspective, since In KF you see a lot of bias toward Strutless idea and Why you see all kind of nonsense physics of theory :?: Hi Aumm, that’s beca...
by lobodomar
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boardriding Maui Paipo, lightwind..or any wind.
Replies: 103
Views: 27120

Re: Boardriding Maui Paipo, lightwind..or any wind.

Nice, you got it dialed pretty quick!
I assume these boards (the Paipo, and even more so the Shinnster?) make tacks even more technical due to the lack of flotation
by lobodomar
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil
Replies: 86
Views: 13323

Re: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil

C foil inspiration that just flies fine. Let's imagine what follows with a kite, the catamaran becoming a catafoil - Not easy to figure out with the lateral traction of a kite. => Don Montague next challenge. A tripod maybe would suit KBHF better (2 C foils + 1 T ) Lateral traction (and its consequ...
by lobodomar
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Average of kiters - getting older?
Replies: 41
Views: 7581

Re: Average of kiters - getting older?

Hawaiis wrote:I guess the young people are more interested in exercising their finger.
I agree, it may have something to do with the rise of smartphones and even more addiction to the virtual world. But that's actually great, more water space/capita. Tx Apple/Samsung!
by lobodomar
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Airstyle
Topic: Toby Braeuer King of the Air 2015 Submission
Replies: 114
Views: 19949

Re: Toby Braeuer King of the Air 2015 Submission

At some point I could swear there was some special effects involved....just kidding, really impressive, congrats :thumb:
by lobodomar
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil
Replies: 86
Views: 13323

Re: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil

2. The AoA can never be greater than the downwind (glide) angle (and could only be equal to it if L/D was infinite). If you don't know why, get educated in the law of conservation of energy as it relates to aerodynamics. (Really educated, not just a bit Googled). Of course it can. All you need to d...
by lobodomar
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil
Replies: 86
Views: 13323

Re: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil

2. The AoA can never be greater than the downwind (glide) angle (and could only be equal to it if L/D was infinite). If you don't know why, get educated in the law of conservation of energy as it relates to aerodynamics. (Really educated, not just a bit Googled). Of course it can. All you need to d...
by lobodomar
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil
Replies: 86
Views: 13323

Re: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil

And at this point, I've no longer much doubt that your intent is argumentative. Same here. Your last post sounded like the defense lawyer of a guy everyone knows to be guilty. :roll: Come on JS, you told ozchrisb to check his lines because, according to you, the L/D should start to decrease right f...
by lobodomar
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil
Replies: 86
Views: 13323

Re: Hydrofoil evolution challenge #2: surface piercing foil

A kite that's "way too big for the wind speed", as per my example, will fly at a significant downwind angle when depowered for survival. Only at very small angles of attack. But for the whole operating range from stall until there, L/D will increase. Anyone who has ever kite course-raced knows this...

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