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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby foilfun » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:14 am

Tandem foil jumping is fun too. Our highest so far is 30'.
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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby cwood » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:56 am

foilfun wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:14 am
Tandem foil jumping is fun too. Our highest so far is 30'.
Pretty cool!
What is your total weight?

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby foilfun » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:00 am

Thanks! Well over 300lbs with wet gear.

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby cwood » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:05 am

I have to try this with my foiling girlfriend. Are you hooking to the rear handle pass strap? Possible to go without dual footstraps?

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby foilfun » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:10 am

Yes, and yes. I use the extra straps because we jump and do rotations.
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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby foilfun » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:15 am

My GF has never kited, but she loves the tandem foiling.

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby cwood » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:27 am

foilfun wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:10 am
Yes, and yes. I use the extra straps because we jump and do rotations.
Yes you don't need the extra footstraps if well harnessed?

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby foilfun » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:30 am

I take off and ride without her in the straps occasionally, but I wouldn't feel comfortable jumping without her in them.

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby deniska » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 pm

BraCuru wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:48 pm
deniska wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:19 am
- if I am under-powered I try to go fast and the foil starts "boiling", becomes unstable and ejects me when I send the kite.. I tried 3 sets of wings, sanding wings/mast, etc but it's still there.. maybe it's my technique?
it looks like your technique issue and if whisper wings are shape of the Moses ones than i would say it is your technique.
I've probably used all Moses wings for jumping and have never noticed such issue.
- if I am overpowered I can do ~12meters on 12m xr5 but I get tired after a few tacks as my waist harness keeps riding up since I ride with kite at 12 most of the time..
Why not to try a seat harness?

One more thing: stronger wind then kite lower. Keeping at 1200 is pointless and might be dangerous.
The most safest place for a kite in the strongest overpowering gusts is 2-5m above water. NOT IN THE ZENITH.
There is not too much pleasure to foil with a kite @ 1200 anyway.
Have you (or anyone, doing big air) measured the take off speed?
For me, the ghost whisper starts to misbehave once I hit 27-28mph (if GOPRO to be trusted for GPS readings).
It runs stable and super quiet below that speed...

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Re: Hydrofoil Big Air

Postby cwood » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:29 pm

deniska wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 pm
BraCuru wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:48 pm
deniska wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:19 am
- if I am under-powered I try to go fast and the foil starts "boiling", becomes unstable and ejects me when I send the kite.. I tried 3 sets of wings, sanding wings/mast, etc but it's still there.. maybe it's my technique?
it looks like your technique issue and if whisper wings are shape of the Moses ones than i would say it is your technique.
I've probably used all Moses wings for jumping and have never noticed such issue.
- if I am overpowered I can do ~12meters on 12m xr5 but I get tired after a few tacks as my waist harness keeps riding up since I ride with kite at 12 most of the time..
Why not to try a seat harness?

One more thing: stronger wind then kite lower. Keeping at 1200 is pointless and might be dangerous.
The most safest place for a kite in the strongest overpowering gusts is 2-5m above water. NOT IN THE ZENITH.
There is not too much pleasure to foil with a kite @ 1200 anyway.
Have you (or anyone, doing big air) measured the take off speed?
For me, the ghost whisper starts to misbehave once I hit 27-28mph (if GOPRO to be trusted for GPS readings).
It runs stable and super quiet below that speed...
define misbehave? Do you mean cavitating?


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