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Hydrofoil Tacking with a Downloop?

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:27 pm


Anyone been able to pull off a tack downlooping the kite? Instead of bringing the kite over the window from 10-2 / 2-10, downloop the kite 10-12-back to 10 and beyond for a downloop. Any video?

I have been itching to try it but just wanted to see some video first.

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Re: Hydrofoil Tacking with a Downloop?

Postby Horst Sergio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 pm

It sounds as if you don't mean this one, with a loop on the end: ... be&t=3m00s
to keep foiling, even if in this example the loop was coming to late :oops:

But a downloop before tacking, that is pulling you hard downwind ... while you try to keep momentum during upwind turn? Maybe I don't understand, but doesn't make to much sense to me or to say, sounds hard if not impossible.

So maybe do a video first, as not everything called impossible, can't be done. :)

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Re: Hydrofoil Tacking with a Downloop?

Postby Frank Rosin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:10 pm

Again not what you are talking about I assume (last maneuver in the clip):

Seems like you have to go for it and film it for us!


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