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by Peter_Frank
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

23 or 27. I like longer lines on tiny kites. Sometimes you need the extra low end to get started in waves. Also, seems to slow things down a bit if you don’t use the 3 often and aren’t used to the speed. Me too, I use my regular normal "short" lines meaning 26-27 m for the smallest kites 3.5 m2 and...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Which kite is the easiest to re-lunch at low winds?
Replies: 42
Views: 2326

Re: Which kite is the easiest to re-lunch at low winds?

When I ride with a 10 or 12 m2 LEI on a lightwind foil @78kg, meaning 6 to 7 knots, there is no way I can relaunch, no matter how good the kite would be, so I always prepare for a swim/drift ashore, to reverse launch running backwards, only way in this wind. My point is, some good kites relaunch bet...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: suggested kite size + wind range
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: suggested kite size + wind range

Somehow I ended up with a LF Thruster and Impulse set up, with Rocket board. Total newbie. Local conditions usually 15-25 knots. I already have a 10, 12, and 15m kite. What size kite(s) do you recommend for 15-25 knots? (Would like to learn on Impulse as I think it will be slower, which appeals to ...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: the art of the loop!
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: the art of the loop!

I assume the OP are talking about low winds. Hence bigger kites quite often - most LEIs dont give the same punch when looped, as smaller ones, thus you can start earlier if you get the right downsweep and use the apparent wind to accelerate, instead of the loop. OR, make rearwards loop so you can us...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: the art of the loop!
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: the art of the loop!

Very often you can get more power to get up foiling, if you dont loop the kite. Meaning, loop the kite while you waterstart and get your ass out of the water - here it works better as you dont risk the kite goes "down" if light wind. But when up on the board, you can usually get riding better if you...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12 vs 15m for Marginal
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: 12 vs 15m for Marginal

At 86 kg and big wind I would look at the 15 m for your biggest light wind kite. I am 72 kg with a big wing and thought I would want a 15 m foil but spoke with Ben at CA and he convinced me to go 12 m Pulsion LW and he was right, but for you at 86 kg go 15 m LW. Agree fully. You are just a tad over...
by Peter_Frank
Thu May 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Hi, I am a beginner and love to make my table to guide me which kite/board to choose at which windspeed. I am 90kg 7, 9, 12m North rebels 17m North Juice North Spike 155cm board North Select 137cm board A few hints: First off, as a beginner, estimating windspeed is almost not possible, and a hand h...
by Peter_Frank
Thu May 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Great picture, the 3.5 is a huge badass kite now :rollgrin:

Btw, your mast seems extremely short, 50 cm?
Must be difficult to avoid the board touching the water now and then in these wind waves when carving tight :roll:

Good exercise though, as way more difficult, respect :D

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Thu May 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

This thread is blowing my mind. I learned on a 17m. After 5 years, and learning to foil, I’ve still never kited with anything smaller than a 12m. i'm learning that 8m is about the biggest i like to go these days... Yup, average weights on the surf foils we use now, can ride an 8 m2 in 9-10 knots, a...
by Peter_Frank
Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Snip... I have ordered a 4m for the 25+ knot days but having problems getting it through customs. What are the problems? There will usually be a delay as we have to pay customs in most countries when outside EU, but I haven't experienced they won't let you have it when paid, so curious now? 8) Peter

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