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Re: WOO Worlds 2022 - The $90.000 Kite Competition for Anyone, Anywhere

Postby deniska » Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:21 am

Toby wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:27 am
how can this be controlled if one uses a TT or directional etc?
honor system.. when you post you can select hydrofoil, SB or TT

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Re: WOO Worlds 2022 - The $90.000 Kite Competition for Anyone, Anywhere

Postby deniska » Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:29 am

Matty V wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:02 am
deniska wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:41 am
just out of curiocity, what would be the reason for filtering out people on surfboards or hydrofoils?
competitive advantage?
why leave them for distance disciplines? most would agree that race hydrofoil would beat TT in 99% of conditions when going for speed/distance.
Race foils got beaten in the recent speed comp that was run on woo
noone doubts that.. foils, in current wing designs, become iffy at high speeds..
however woo competition is about distance...
foils can slice through chop and you can sit and chill on a long tack, maybe even sipping a beverage..
try riding a TT or special race board in less than perfect conditions for 10,20,30 mi :-)

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Re: WOO Worlds 2022 - The $90.000 Kite Competition for Anyone, Anywhere

Postby Matty V » Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:38 am

deniska wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:29 am
Matty V wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:02 am
deniska wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:41 am
just out of curiocity, what would be the reason for filtering out people on surfboards or hydrofoils?
competitive advantage?
why leave them for distance disciplines? most would agree that race hydrofoil would beat TT in 99% of conditions when going for speed/distance.
Race foils got beaten in the recent speed comp that was run on woo
noone doubts that.. foils, in current wing designs, become iffy at high speeds..
however woo competition is about distance...
foils can slice through chop and you can sit and chill on a long tack, maybe even sipping a beverage..
try riding a TT or special race board in less than perfect conditions for 10,20,30 mi :-)
Woo comp was about 500m average speed

No one is riding 10 20 30 miles on one tack at full speed,foil or no foil

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Re: WOO Worlds 2022 - The $90.000 Kite Competition for Anyone, Anywhere

Postby deniska » Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:17 pm

Matty V wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:38 am
Woo comp was about 500m average speed
Look at the original post..
it lists the disciplines..
there is distance in 1 hour and team total distance..
nothing about speed.

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Re: WOO Worlds 2022 - The $90.000 Kite Competition for Anyone, Anywhere

Postby Matty V » Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:27 pm

deniska wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:41 am
just out of curiocity, what would be the reason for filtering out people on surfboards or hydrofoils?
competitive advantage?
why leave them for distance disciplines? most would agree that race hydrofoil would beat TT in 99% of conditions when going for speed/distance.

The remark about speed was in response to you.

A comp was run on Woo just prior to the woo worlds to win a kite for the fastest 500m average.

It was won by a directional not a foil

That’s all it was about.


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