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Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby grtlakes » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:55 am

I am enjoying this foil. I was able to enjoy really great angles into the wind and downwind today. I was also trying to get going as fast as possible. I broke 35 kph. I realize that is not very fast. I also realize speed depends upon technique and experience.

So question: What kind of speed would a seasoned rider experience?

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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby windmaker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:45 am

Kite or Wing?

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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby grtlakes » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:33 pm

Good question.
About 20 kts. I was using an OR prodigy 8m kite.

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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby bigwave » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:15 pm

The Armstrong HS1050 is the wing I use the most. I have had it over 40 kph when pushing it. The HS1550 surprised me with how fast(35 kph) I could get it going in LW. Generally, the Armstrong wings are not speed demons. The exception would be the HS625.
Like you said, technique, experience and equipment will all play a big role in how comfortable you are at higher speeds.

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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby grtlakes » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:56 pm

Thanks bigwave. That’s exactly the info I was looking for. I may just have to visit the shop in the spring.

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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby borist » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:01 am

Don’t forget the stabilizer wing. If you want to go faster make sure you have the smaller tail wing
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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby bigwave » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:12 pm

borist wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:01 am
Don’t forget the stabilizer wing. If you want to go faster make sure you have the smaller tail wing
Thats a very good point. The HS232 Stabilizer is noticeably faster and makes for tighter turns. Another thing you can do related to the Stabilizer is use the +1 Shim. It will reduce the lift and increase the speed.

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Re: Armstrong Hs1050 speed range

Postby grtlakes » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:04 pm

I am using the HS232. I will use the +1 shim and if I can find some I’ll try flat water.


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