Love the Delta 1500 stabless. 5 sessions now and feeling comfortable in mostly flat water. Heading for small waves next. Regular foil feels draggy and my hope is to only use my regular foil on big wave days. I believe this is the future direction of free ride foiling.
I find body dragging through white water one of the biggest risks. The wave will grab the lower steering line and pull the kite to the water. As long as close to shore the swim is no big deal. And I have swam in with all kinds of kite.Foil_Adict wrote: ↑Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 pmDropped off foil and then decided to try to try and drag the rest of the way past the break. That was a mistake. The current must have been strong because when I was almost out I could barely feel the kite. I had it dragging me out about half way down in the window when a set came and cleaned me up. Ended up dumping the kite into the next wave and that was it. Quickly swam to the kite after my intial shock (I have never dropped my peak before after a ton of sessions). Rolled up the kite the best I could and dragged it in the 100 yards to the beach.
...still love my peak!
Many thanks for info! Please keep us posted you are only known 1500 rider to meslowboat wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:16 amLove the Delta 1500 stabless. 5 sessions now and feeling comfortable in mostly flat water. Heading for small waves next. Regular foil feels draggy and my hope is to only use my regular foil on big wave days. I believe this is the future direction of free ride foiling.
If this is correct, it is clear that the Peak 4 in 3 meter is just not small enough for foiling in waves. Once winds get over 22-24 knots (depending on rider size), the 3 meter is pulling you down the waves.merl wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 amFrom flysurfer's web site:
size 3 projected 2.4
size 4 projected 3.2
size 5 projected 4.4
size 8 projected 6.8
From earlier discussions, the estimate is that the 5m peak has similar power to an 8m LEI (in its hydrofoil range). Seems about right to me.
Based on this, one can estimate the corresponding LEI sizes for the other peaks (multiplying projected area by 8/4.4)
size 3 = LEI 4.4
size 4 = LEI 5.8
size 5 = LEI 8.0
size 8 = LEI 12.4
Does that seem right?
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