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New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:47 pm

Just released, a higher span/aspect big wing from Ketos :thumb:

Havent got one myself, but my experience is, that the big surf wings with super low AR, does not go as early as even a tad smaller but higher AR wing, so a big higher AR should be the best.

Interesting at least, 1100 cm2:

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Many dont want to push the low end I know and understand, but I find it fascinating and awesome to ride on summerdays in almost no wind :naughty:

And probably crazy upwind angles which is nice in this wind :D

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby tomtom » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:05 am

Ketos are nicest foil on market. I always admire how beautiful they look when i see them in person.

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby Pedro Marcos » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:35 am

So ive been riding alot more than writing last months, about this marginal wind stuff. I found out that i can go with the Moses Onda and a 13m R1V2 on 15m lines, almost as low in wind than with my Race Setup on 21m kite. That would be around 4-5 knots. It is ALOT more fun with the race setup tho :)

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby slowboat » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:59 am

Beautiful wing. Still trying to understand this aspect ratio business. So with higher aspect ratio you are expecting better low end and upwind angles. If you had a similar wing and surface area but a lower aspect ratio, you would get tighter turns and maybe more gentler stall and more drag??

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby tmcfarla » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:11 pm

slowboat wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:59 am
Beautiful wing. Still trying to understand this aspect ratio business. So with higher aspect ratio you are expecting better low end and upwind angles. If you had a similar wing and surface area but a lower aspect ratio, you would get tighter turns and maybe more gentler stall and more drag??
Thats pretty much it. Higher aspect wings are more efficient- more lift, less drag. Lower aspect wings tend to be more stable and agile. The right wing finds a balance between these (and many other) aspects to be optimized for the intended task. If getting out in the lowest wind possible is the goal, then a really high aspect wing is going to be the tool of choice. If having fun in really light wind is the goal, then it is a question of how much low end will you sacrifice for stability and agility.

Think of commercial airlines or albatross wings-super high aspect wings that need to cover the maximum distance with the lowest fuel. Contrast that with stunt planes or falcons- these are more optimized for agility and are lower aspect.
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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby foilholio » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:03 pm

Hydrofoil porn, beautiful!
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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby scottnorby » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:23 pm

Nice looking foil
Good to have a wind/ surf combo foil
And board too if you can afford a convertible

If our orders are any indication a lot of people are buying convertibles for surf, kite, wakesurf and foil
Tri fin and foil box mostly

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby Flyboy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:42 pm

Can someone explain the difference characteristics imparted by the shapes? Anedral, dihedral, polyhedral & flat?

I have a flat wing (Zeeko Carver), an anhedral (Zeeko Blue) & a very beautiful dihedral/polyhedral (LP FRS). As a noob I've only used the Carver wing so far. The LP wing is awesome looking - like the Zeetos, but the opposite: dihedral with a swoop down as opposed to anhedral with a swoop up. The new series of LP wings look like they will be just ... flat. (Edit: actually, it looks like they are anhedral)

What's with all these various (& contradictory) shapes? :-?

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby marekmk » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:48 am

I have ridden this foil twice and blown away that it starts lifting at around 3.7 knots 73kg. Surprising manovarable for a big wing. At around 10knt of wind I change to the smaller wing

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby sedluk » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:42 am

I tried the Freeride XL and it was ok but did not use it much and will sell it and get this one. I really like the Freeride wing but often I find myself in light wind, 6-7 knot ect.. and this would add to the fun.


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