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Re: Riding unhooked tutorial

Postby kitenight11 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:51 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:29 pm
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Are you spending time on boards other than the foil these days?
Yes, from time to time if wind is mixed with decent swell, I sometimes take out my surfboard.

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Re: Riding unhooked tutorial

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:22 am

No disrespect, but I highly advise learning the initial unhooked skills on your surfboard. The ability to edge out the kite more conventionally makes it a lot easier.

I’d be willing to wager that Horst came to hydrofoiling with some unhooked experience from his surfboard days.

Let us know how it goes.

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Re: Riding unhooked tutorial

Postby kitenight11 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:43 pm

Hi,
I tried today to start slowly my unhooking adventure while foiling. Not really unhooking but trying to get a feeling for the thing. So while riding downwind I depowered completely my trim at the bar and pulled the bar towards me till it reached the end and thechicken-loop felt loose. Then I recognised, that the kite started to either flew to the surface/down or backstalled and I had to depower the bar/long arms. I tried this at 12 and lower, but the same result. So something went wrong.
Any ideas how to solve this isuue?

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Re: Riding unhooked tutorial

Postby nherbold » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:56 pm

kitenight11 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:43 pm
Hi,
I tried today to start slowly my unhooking adventure while foiling. Not really unhooking but trying to get a feeling for the thing. So while riding downwind I depowered completely my trim at the bar and pulled the bar towards me till it reached the end and thechicken-loop felt loose. Then I recognised, that the kite started to either flew to the surface/down or backstalled and I had to depower the bar/long arms. I tried this at 12 and lower, but the same result. So something went wrong.
Any ideas how to solve this isuue?
Sounds like you need to depower a bit more to get kite stability while unhooked. When on land test the kite by pulling on the bar all the way, you know it is properly trimmed when the kite doesn't back stall...mostly (i.e. it can always happen during a lull in the wind) so be sure to test it more than once.


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