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by Peter_Frank
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Short Foilboard water start tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Short Foilboard water start tips?

As foil pointed out, its a self limiting question. Loads of us have been surprised by how something we thought we were good at is beyond us with a simple parameter change. Then we dive into a whole "set up" fiddling fiasco all the while denying that we ourselves are the issue. Give it a week of goo...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloops on surfboard
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Downloops on surfboard

Blimey, 75 kg and using an 8 m2 kite in waves on a surfboard, when it's 30 knots :wink: Something is odd, I have never seen that, not even around Capetown where this wind occur more often than not, down south. Strapless or straps, 4 to max 6 m2 kites are used, also by heavy riders. Apparently imposs...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloops on surfboard
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Downloops on surfboard

Again a lot of good info for me as somewhat of a beginner on waveriding :thumb: ! I'm definitely not fishpoling it enough and using my edge control to balance power. I'm guessing why it goes ok in lighter winds is because I'm committing more to the loop, because sometimes the loop is actually to hi...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloops on surfboard
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Downloops on surfboard

Very true purdyd.

So I am not sure the OP talks about riding on the waveface DTL in side or side onshore.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Happy new year 2021 !
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Happy new year 2021 !

Not so sure, I heard you have had very wintery weather down in southern Europe. But you might be correct, laughing at you feeling cold - but then again, we are all different, so thats fine :D Here we have some snow, water around 2 degrees celcius now, and air around the freezing point zero degrees, ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Happy new year 2021 !
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Happy new year 2021 !

BOEMIX wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:32 pm
I Hope so, unfortunately where I live, mountains are full of snow, but I can't go due to lockdown.

So frustraiting for us, snowkiters...

But can you go on the water?

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much gear would you bring for 2 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: How much gear would you bring for 2 months

This question could have 1000 different answers :roll: Airline is the limiting factor regarding how much you CAN take, without paying huge amounts for extra gear. Some has a 24 kg limitation, others have 32. Some has 12 kg hand luggage, others have 24. Nowadays only one suitcase (or surfboard extend...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloops on surfboard
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Downloops on surfboard

That downloop could just as well be a normal "flying over" instead - and it is not riding on the wave, but far in front of it 42 seconds in, so as said, fun to do, but no purpose as such apart from this - and here done where it wont hinder, like it often would when done on the wave :D Pullstrings, t...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: iUp by Taaroa - the first intelligent hydrofoil

Agree fully, stupid to diss new things in advance.

Might be a dead end, but if noone tries new things, nothing will happen :roll:

Respect to Taaroa :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloops on surfboard
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Downloops on surfboard

As said, practice practice practice. BUT, why do you downloop in the first place? Doing so, you have some disadvantages, and no gain except for the fun feel. Your path/curve on the wave becomes locked, you can not ride as free on the wave anymore, but have to follow the kite at certain points. Also,...

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