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by tomtom
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 19
Views: 4775

Re: Foiling without a kite

thanks - i think i understand. I do same think on surfboard when I actually "surf" on surfboard. Turn downwind - let kite drift and move my feet to wide and centered stance and do my "surfing". Never experience it on HF - Im just starting... To busy to go straight :)
by tomtom
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 19
Views: 4775

Re: Foiling without a kite

One way to "pump", is to fly the kite high, standing with feet at the center of the board (thus strapless the only way I think), and just bear off riding the small wind swells - really fun. And now you can pump the foil to keep momentum, without any kitepull :D 8) PF This seem like super fun! Could...
by tomtom
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best single strut kite for boosting on foil?
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: Best single strut kite for boosting on foil?

jlsail wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:08 am
I would say the Ozone Enduro 12. No single strut kite can come even close in boosting and I can easily foil in 8 to 10 on a lift foil.
Johan
Best single strut kite for boosting on foil?
by tomtom
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?
Replies: 38
Views: 6922

Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

I have 2006 GK Sonic - 8. I dont say it is in good condition, but i still use it. I leave it for my children to beat it to death while learning :) It has very good safety system just let go the bar and all pull is gone. Only thing missing is one pump It would be very interesting to have an independ...
by tomtom
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?
Replies: 38
Views: 6922

Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

I have 2006 GK Sonic - 8. I dont say it is in good condition, but i still use it.
I leave it for my children to beat it to death while learning :) It has very good safety system just let go the bar and all pull is gone. Only thing missing is one pump
by tomtom
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is your HF kite quiver?
Replies: 74
Views: 9939

Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

Because there is no linear relation between wind speed and wind strength but quadratic one. So there same demand for kite sizes - big gaps between big sizes and small gaps between smaller sizes. As wind gets weaker kites needs to be much bigger 10 and 5 knots means 4x bigger kite for same power. Win...
by tomtom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 82
Views: 8065

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Just look,

motion study

https://youtu.be/h7XupqFOFSg?t=57

/kite no kite is imo irelevant/

every turn is initiated by yaw
by tomtom
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 82
Views: 8065

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Many thanks,
i wish to know all this in summer while learning and fighting with foils try to control it with "roll" instead yaw, so hard that i rip-off footstrap screw :)
by tomtom
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Importance of foil weight/float
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Importance of foil weight/float

Lighter, just as stiff, hydrofoils are way better IMO and liking. But I am spoiled, having used these a lot - but have also ridden many alu foils, so have quite a lot of experience with these types. In reality it is a luxury thing with lighter gear :roll: For jumping and doing freestyle in the air,...
by tomtom
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Importance of foil weight/float
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Importance of foil weight/float

cwood wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:12 pm
a floating foil (board on its side) does indeed sail away from you. Foil down they always truck direct down wind or with the waves.
I didnt know that - thanks for info

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