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by Peter_Frank
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast lengths
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Mast lengths

You made right choice with 91. There are advantages and disadvantages to all mast sizes but 91 is a perfect middle ground. Longer masts have more drag and turn slower. Longer masts do not have more drag, when riding (and only here it matters IMO), on the contrary, if you hit the chop with your boar...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast lengths
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Mast lengths

Don't forget about the shallows, Peter. Bring one of your 100+ cm masts around here and you'd be walking forever to get out deep enough to start! I know, but that wasnt the question from the O.P. If too shallow and not deep further out, you got no choice but to make a compromise using a shorter mas...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast lengths
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Mast lengths

You will get loads of opposite responses on this one, just so you know Dave, you might not be able to get "wiser". The supershort masts are IMO nonsense, and a reminiscence from the sup/surf foils where they are needed for paddling up on shallow reef/sandbanks. This is not an issue when kitesurfing,...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: comparing wing lift
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: comparing wing lift

On my mobile right now, but some rough calculations based on how loss of lift increase in drag is estimated/calculated on really low AR wings, tells me the 14% smaller wing will still have the same or more "lift" (or sink rate which is time you can glide without power/kite, as the ability to ride in...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carbon vs Alu mast
Replies: 25
Views: 1842

Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Stiffness is not much of an issue for the freerider Speak for yourself. Can't stand a wobbly mast, massive issue for me. Maybe I should rephrase it then: Whether it is stiff like an alu or normal good carbon mast, or stiff like an ultra high modulus (expensive) carbon mast, is hardly an issue for a...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carbon vs Alu mast
Replies: 25
Views: 1842

Re: carbon vs Alu mast

In my experience with different masts, the alu ones are A LOT heavier. Stiffness is not much of an issue for the freerider, and they are both quite stiff, unless those carbon ones made in a "less optimized" layout (and there ARE differences, also in price). So if you have alu and carbon masts almost...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2327

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

My experience is with 3 strut wave kites only, but I have found that there is no real benefit at my weight (195lbs) and equipment (Lift 150) to a 12m. I can go down to 8/9 knots (in warm thermal wind) with a 10m and 23m lines depending on tides and current. The low end of a 12m might be slightly lo...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 790 wing
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: Moses 790 wing

Very true slowboat. The advantage of bigger but not huge higher AR wings is, you get the same lift as the bigger wings when starting (low AR kills lift), and less drag so you can ride in even lower wind when first up :naughty: I use my Ketos Kruiser wing 1100 cm2 a lot these lightwind summerdays, am...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 790 wing
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: Moses 790 wing

Find this in web..:https://youtu.be/NfBtq2vW5q4 what app do people use for thes speed and direction? i see the gopro remote...and i assume an apple watch. is the app from gopro? or his watch? im very much the grem with this video stuff. Many action cameras got built in gps (GoPro not up to 6, but 7...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 790 wing
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: Moses 790 wing

So given the options available, 633, 683s and 790, which would be your number one choice? Impossible to answer as individual choices... The 633 is the lively lightwind and allround good wave wing. 683 is for those who want to ride in light wind and overall, have fun and ease in maneuvers, go better...

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