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by TomW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

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

Thanks Peter. Much appreciated! I'm just getting the gybe thing. Some click and I carve around, others I am ventilating due to poor altitude control, I roll off or mis time the kite. I'm using a sort of counter rotation to initiate the turn. A short upwind tweek, a slight roll/lean up wind, followed...
by TomW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1268

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

The extra plate causes a lot of extra drag. I had similar one on my surfboard to compensate for bottom channels. It was not a good solution touching down at 35km hr.
by TomW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1268

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

The rear mounting fir the foothook in relation to the mast mount doesn't look that far off. But somewhat close. If you want to go back to straps, you'll need to move the mast mounts forward 50mm and the front strap. Actually this issue of mast/wing insert position in relation to board is not so easy...
by TomW
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

I live in Sweden, been kiting 16 years and windsurfing since 80's here. Summer time there's only really reliable wind in a few regions of Europe. You ask for " very reliable " - I take that to mean 20+ days a month. Combined with flat water. And whats a family friendly hotel?? I have a kid, but stil...
by TomW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1154

Re: carving to toe

I'll answer this as I learned to do it recently and the regulars here have answered it a bunch of times. You should search for videos. Basically you are on wrong track. Ride more up wind, keep kite low at 45 degrees. Initiate kite turn fairly aggressively, and quickly follow by yawing board into and...
by TomW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 7650

Re: Moses 2018

I'd be interested to hear about the manoeuvrability of the 590 vs the 550.
I suspect grigorib is right, a good combination is the 590 and 558.
by TomW
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 7650

Re: Moses 2018

Hej Foil, looking forward to your real-world review. I'm considering going up to Vorace mast with 550 / 330 wings. From what Frank is saying I don't think the 590 is going to give me anything significant. We have turbulent water and chop all over, plus sea grass. I'm 78-80 kg. Be interesting to here...
by TomW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 7650

Re: Moses 2018

I have a 548 wing for sale. PM me, I'm in Europe.
I didn't find it much different than the 550 at low speed and too much lift at speed for my 78-80 kgs.
by TomW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 7650

Re: Moses 2018

Moses told me I can put the Onda wings/Fuselage onto a Fluente mast. But nothing on how it flys with a kite.
by TomW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite loop to waterstart
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Kite loop to waterstart

It's partly your kites, partly your technique. Hard to say what you are doing wrong, but make sure you are sheeting out and getting some line tension to get kite to climb. As beginner you should use one kite smaller than TT riders. If Tt guys are on 12's take a 9. If they are on 17-15 m kites take a...

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