The rider weight is a huge factor if pumping without a kite. With a kite, not so much.
It would be great if we could get a wing surface area to ride weight ratio chart going to help us work out the optimal pumping wing for our weight. E.g. if they're using a 2100cm² wing and weigh 70kg then that would be 2100÷70= 30.slowboat wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:47 amThe rider weight is a huge factor if pumping without a kite. With a kite, not so much.
You can mitigate the drag with higher aspect ratio but of course, that has its own downsides.
We are definitely not there yet. Foiling is at its infancy. Exciting times.
Says who? ... Ok maybe it was me , but learned a lesson ...
Not my impression, stabi just gives stability and its pitch influences pumping frequency at a given strut/pumping high/amplitude, that's all what the stabi does. And this means the stabi pretty much blocks your possiblities appart from creating useless drag. For sure you can do little high frequent pumps or higher amplitude low frequent pumps (if board nose is short and strut long enough to not touch down) but you can't variate as with the mono.
Indeed the problem is you have to find and define a good feeling pumping frequency yourself, control it and pump with physical effort while aswell with physical effort keeping balance. But as long you do this with a unhooked kite or as I expect even better with a kitewing in your hands stabilizing you, this is doable.
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