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by Peter_Frank
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 135
Views: 7481

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

If a harness is desired, why not just use the wing leash you see many use, and put it with the right length close to the wing COE so it is neutral :naughty:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits
Replies: 69
Views: 5543

Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

I will still say, that if you are 110 kg you will probably be higher and have a wider footstance, than if you are 55 kg.

Thus the latter would easier be able to go even smaller in board size.

So usually weight and body "size" are connected somewhat or fully :rollgrin:

:D Peter
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits
Replies: 69
Views: 5543

Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

What rider weight(s) are we talking about?

I can not see how one can recommend any size without this knowledge :naughty:

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: Ketos Kitefoil Main Wings, Denmark
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Ketos Kitefoil Main Wings, Denmark

Wings are in good condition.

Selling because I got 7 wings, and these 3 I use quite rare.
Awesome for jumping, but quite rare I mount straps.

Give me an offer, the best thing would be that some can use them :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jumping fully powered
Replies: 30
Views: 1698

Re: Jumping fully powered

It is not that simple... For one, when light as I believe she is, the kite might be trimmed at pigtails so it rarely backstalls, thats just a fact lightweights prefer a bit less grunt and a tad more depower. Also, when she jumps, she might be FULLY sheeted out just before takeoff, and then at the ph...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?

Any insights from the technically minded into the importance of the weight of the bar (and lines) on performance of a kite specially in light wind (below 10 knots)? I see racers using very simple light weight carbon bars so I assume it makes a difference. But how much? If a light wind tube kite sha...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2424

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

You could also go for the 12 m2 Ozone Alpha, as it is superlight, got 1 strut (easier to drift ashore in marginal winds compared to strutless), and is available in your area (as opposed to the strutless but superlight Cloud) Could be worried it does not have sufficient punch/size to get you as low a...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2424

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

Some thoughts on this, and experience: Extreme personal differences whether you like a kite with powerspike, or a "soft" kite, but also depending on you and your gear what you typical will like IMO. Both have their advantages, with a powerspike you got a lot more range, both highend and foil lowend,...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2424

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

Hmmm, we are very different here...

I would hate a kite with no power spike, as it limits its low end a lot :(

Which is one of the reasons why smaller LEIs and high AR foil kites are great for foiling in this respect (for me).

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!
Replies: 43
Views: 2424

Re: looking for a new Lightwind tubekite Help!

I would say that going with a 12 m2 LEI in 3 m/s is not possible if you are over average weight. If average weight 75 kg and the right wing and board, yes it is sometimes possible in 3 m/s (5.8 knots), other times not :wink: Rider weight is extremely important. I would aim for riding in 3.5 m/s (6.8...

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