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by Peter_Frank
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2291

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

To the OP Neil, yes it is all about timing and will come in time. You have to learn to make the carve tight, that might be your main problem as the downloop pulls you out of the tight carve arc very easy. A lot easier with the uploop, to make a tight carve, where the main problem is to learn to fly ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2291

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

jumptheshark, we might talk about the exact same motion, just with different words. Or, our turns might be different... But when I ride waves, I dont turn the kite first, and then the board - it is in one synchronised movement, especially when going DTL where the kite must not pull to much in front ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2291

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

Correct windmaker :thumb: We go "In sync" with our kite :naughty: When riding waves on a surfboard, we dont follow the kite either, but put it at the "right spot" when doing the bottom turn, which is not following the kite, nor too deep, but spot on precisely at the right spot in between :D Carving ...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2291

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

As a beginner foiler, I'm always having to remind myself "turn the kite first" and "follow the kite". Heel-to-toe, down loops seem easier to complete without worrying about dropping the kite than "up and overs" but I have issues once I'm through the turn. I'm always getting pulled downwind for a wa...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: state of the art wave kite foiling
Replies: 68
Views: 5191

Re: state of the art wave kite foiling

Some people liked my wave-riding and some didn't, that's OK. My surfing style has always been more down-the-line than slash-and-hack anyway, and I'm OK with that. The fact that somebody even wants to compare my riding to Gunnar's is flattering, even if it's just to say that his riding is better. :)...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chubanga v2 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 5199

Re: Chubanga v2 2019

is there a reason the finish on some of these raceboards are so.......sloppy? are we supposed to finish it at home or something? i was very underwhelmed on the finish job on a camet board.. Yes there is, the finish does not matter at all, well, it is actually lowering performance so avoided by all ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuttle box
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Tuttle box

Assembling with a box is the fastest easiest way. Tuttle is overkill IMO, only for racing it gives extra support and they can use thicker boards as they are very deep. KF Box has the advantage it is smaller, and conical sides, so it wont get stuck like some Tuttle box'es can. KF Box can be used with...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves
Replies: 93
Views: 31892

Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Last two posts are spot on :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Multiple micro bladder leaks?
Replies: 31
Views: 1169

Re: Multiple micro bladder leaks?

Known fact that near the inflate valve area the PSI is the highest because of the greater circumference As you go away from the thickest part of the LE bladder towards the thinnest part (tips) the PSI drops a fair amount No. The pressure (measured in psi) inside a closed container like a kite bladd...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Frustrated with an NV in lightish wind and foiling, am I just bad?
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: Frustrated with an NV in lightish wind and foiling, am I just bad?

Definitely yes, Apollo would be good for TT going fast and jumping, and decent for foiling. But you could also use medium wave kites, which are perfect for foiling, especially in small lake wind waves, and still decent for TT riding. Depends on where your main focus will be, simply a choice :D 8) Pe...

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