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ulx
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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby ulx » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:31 pm

Had da great ride today! I am still pretty stoked ;-) What a great feeling.

As advised, I put the SS Space Skate wing in front of the mast (90 cm) and put the foil as far back in the board as possible. It felt great like that! With the big wing it was not that hard, too. The wind was so light that it was hard to keep the 10m SST in the air at times. But that was ok because the big wing needs so little pull to get into foiling.

I ignored the thing about starting with a bigger strapped board. I took my strapless SS Micro (which is 1,07 m long with 11 liters) and used my 17m lines.

I found the riding very refreshing. So great that kiting offers new possibilities again and again!

I found jibes and tacks (without switching feet during the maneuver) not that hard in today´s conditions but switching feet is something else! I am very curious how long it will take to feel comfortable doing that.

From what I experienced today, stabless is really nice for flat water riding. Maybe for small, choppy waves as well? But I guess as soon as you want to ride bigger waves it´s back to riding with a stab. Can anybody confirm that yet?

Thanks again guys for giving the direction! It made my first stabless session very enjoyable.

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Denisesewa
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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby Denisesewa » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 pm

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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby Denisesewa » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:47 pm

Finally had two days average 10 knts on 7 m ozone hyperlink to compare three wings, the first wing I made I modified to have some minor reflex and changed from flat bottom to semi semetrical, this improved pitch stability.
The second wing with reflex I did not change and is still best all around.
The third ( new ) wing is semi semetrical, thinner profile with typical reflex for airplane wing and slightly flatter tips, it has more rounded leading edge outline and tips further back from root @ trailing edge. this one is the most fun to ride at slower/mid speed and is faster but is harder to ride fast, it feels most "surfy".
I also made 90 x 43 lightweight board, this board is easier to control pitch and very fun to ride but also almost impossible to switch feet on, it has mind of its own in the moment of unweighted to switch feet.
Total weight of board and foil 3.74 kg

On this board I have total failure to ride rodeo, on 120 x 42 board I still have not achieved more than approx 40 to 50 meters but haven't tried too much yet.
@ Horst ,. I am very interested in the result of your adjustable fuselage, it is my feeling different positions of wing to strut is important but very difficult for me to test .
Storms are back again so no kiting for several days☹️
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