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by jash999
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2350

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

Interesting topic. Coming from a different background of ski and snowboard, maybe some common elements are there even if having the kite and foil in HF makes it somewhat different. So for my 2 cents, which you can shoot down later: Teaching a beginner to turn on a snowboard usually starts with him m...
by jash999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn Jackson foil 120
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Re: Shinn Jackson foil 120

The 145 is super heavy, whistles like crazy and as described by others also has no rocker resulting in a very uncomfortable ride w scary sudden stalls. Also the stabilizer is made of 2 pieces that come apart in no time.
by jash999
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 67
Views: 5832

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

with my old 10m speed 4 lotus and my XLP wing on the alpine foil i was able to ride in 7-10kt days.....lulls to less than 5kts and gusts to 10kts. kite sits at zenith beautifully in almost no wind. if it hits the water its incredibly easy to relaunch in 5-7kts. prob at 12m would be the money size f...
by jash999
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 67
Views: 5832

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

Been using the Airush Ultra 15 for a few weeks. Typical conditions are 7-10 knots, often onshore winds with some current, and high temperatures. I can only compare it to my Chrono ultralight 15: Chrono is great down to 6-7 knots when you want to go for long tacks, few transitions, stays in the air w...
by jash999
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?
Replies: 52
Views: 6145

Re: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?

The ongoing disagreement about the correct 'gybe' terminology in kiting seems to apply exclusively to the foil community. A kiter riding a surfboard would never refer to a change of his direction in going heelside to toeside as a 'gybe'. That would be called riding switch or just going toeside. On a...
by jash999
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses T40 carbon to T60 Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Moses T40 carbon to T60 Glass

I recently switched from T40 carbon to T60 glass and was amazed at the difference in the feel of them despite very little real size difference. Same mast and wings and identical strap placement. I think the carbon really does make for a much more direct feel. The 60 feels way more "damped" and smoo...
by jash999
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?
Replies: 52
Views: 6145

Re: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?

Sorry, you were talking jibing, I was explaining how to learn to carve/turn, as the last pages here was about how to carve... :roll: 8) PF I guess there is no way to escape the mixing up of the term 'gybe' in sailing and the 'gybe' in kiting. Maybe we will always need to define the kiting gybe with...
by jash999
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?
Replies: 52
Views: 6145

Re: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?

Peter, when 'yaw'ing the board around before the downloop, are you keeping the board / foil flat at the same height and just sort of twisting the board around with hips/ feet, or do you first drop the board closer to the water, then twist / yaw and push on the back foot to bring the board back to l...
by jash999
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?
Replies: 52
Views: 6145

Re: The secret to easier air gibes and tacks?

You are on the right track Tom :thumb: You HAVE to start turning the kite simultaneosly with starting your carve/turn, to avoid the slack lines and to get a smooth carve. And you have to lean into the carve, but not for making the turn, you have to learn to turn, so you can lean into the now not to...
by jash999
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lightwind / non-race foil
Replies: 16
Views: 2400

Re: Lightwind / non-race foil

jash999 you are right, the webinterface is not their strongest side, and it would be better to choose "French" as language, to see the details more correctly. I have no affiliation with them but I almost should have I guess, blabbing so much here ha haa, but I just want to share what I know, as I d...

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