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by bragnouff
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue BWS Stallion V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1223

Re: Issue BWS Stallion V2

Bit of a shame, cause due to the shorter sizes and low volumes we can get away with for kitesurfing, you can have some incredibly strong boards that wouldn't be too heavy. For instance Franz Olry's Alkita boards use a PVC core and this came with a 5 years warranty. I thought he was joking when he sa...
by bragnouff
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue BWS Stallion V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1223

Re: Issue BWS Stallion V2

(...) BWS answer was: « That’s the horror movie, that’s it » Frankly, that’s the worst after sale customer service that i never had, point! (...) To be honest, I'm not too sure that this reply is negative, could be an attempt at making humour or something, which doesn't always work well with some c...
by bragnouff
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 235
Views: 14935

Re: The Duotone Wing

As much as the upwind abilities of those Wings have yet to be proven, even if a few users are blessed enough to have convenient downwinder arrangements to not really care about that, the Carrot is pretty much doomed from the start in terms of upwind ability. Looks cool though !
by bragnouff
Wed May 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 2328

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Or this one in 2.5m... https://www.hw-shapes.de/Ozone-UNO-Trainerkite-Tubekite-25m-kite-only?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqcbm09HB4gIV0eR3Ch0e8wxbEAQYAiABEgJjKfD_BwE I've used the Uno 2.5 for training my son, and have used it a bit for buggying, and while it is a fantastic training tool, or even a usable opti...
by bragnouff
Wed May 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 2328

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Agreed with Peter that longer lines smoothen out and broaden the range of very small kites (...) There's something a bit strange happening with very small kites and long lines (talking about 4m /surfboard conditions). Strong winds would make the line drag much more noticeable, and would tend to mak...
by bragnouff
Tue May 28, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 235
Views: 14935

Re: The Duotone Wing

Kitesurfing a wave down the line, on a downwind angle, you are attached to a harness attached to 21m of lines, possibly needing to sine or loop the kite to keep it in the air, and possibly straining against the harness on extreme toeside angles while carving. In contrast, with a wing, you might use...
by bragnouff
Tue May 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Speed Record for hydrofoiling ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2518

Re: Speed Record for hydrofoiling ?

Isn't there a hard limit due to cavitation effects?
Whereas things that essentially skim the surface aren't that affected, provided they can control an enormous amount of power?
by bragnouff
Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 235
Views: 14935

Re: The Duotone Wing

(...) I use my 6' SUP and 84" wing to surf 600m long waves that are more or less unsurfable with any other craft. I do it with a paddle in my hands. If I can get the same surfing experience, but without paddling, that seems like a good trade ... worthy of the attempt at least. I fully understand th...
by bragnouff
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 235
Views: 14935

Re: The Duotone Wing

"more freedom of motion than either windsurfing or kitesurfing" Upper body freedom of motion, maybe... That's kind of ignoring the elephant in the room, namely the fact that you're riding a chunky SUP with a BIG foil, for which the agility is questionable. Sell your product, but don't oversell bulls...
by bragnouff
Tue May 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strapless foil aid?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Strapless foil aid?

That's definitely harder and initially way more frustrating than a low volume / light foil combo, but it'll come! Really need to use your forearm for leverage to angle the board, then hold that upper rail till the moment you've sent the kite. It gets better with practice. I'm now using the 4.8 Scram...

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