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by davesails7
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 25
Views: 5130

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Pretty wild that in 2018 we are seeing inflatable kites winning a course race, and TT boards placing 2nd! Not a course race, just a downwind (broad reach) distance race. The key to winning this year was not to crash. Last year in the same distance race there was half as much wind and I did the cour...
by davesails7
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 25
Views: 5130

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Yeah I think their windfoil one design is called rsx:convertible
by davesails7
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport
Replies: 25
Views: 5130

Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

I raced alongside some FRX riders at the Charleston Fort to Battery race this weekend. Bottom line, when it's really windy they are just as fast but in normal conditions (10-20 kts) foil kites are noticeably faster. The guy who won the distance race, Jason D'agostino, was on an FRX hydrofoil and inf...
by davesails7
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What got you into Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 34
Views: 8497

Re: What got you into Hydrofoiling?

Dinghy racing growing up and in college > some windsurfing > kiting > formula kite raceboards (the big fin things) > hydrofoil racing I was always excited about racing, but the formula raceboards never took off at all on the East Coast of the US. I thought hydrofoils would never take off either. No ...
by davesails7
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional Test ride video.

Looks like it works! Full disclosure, I'm generally skeptical of twintip foils. I think doing a smooth foiling transition or carve is the best part of foiling. Are you able to do foiling transitions on it? Past twin tip foils seemed to have been able to. Looks difficult to get going after the transi...
by davesails7
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Levitaz Bionic
Replies: 4
Views: 2159

Re: Levitaz Bionic

I've heard the new ones (with bigger stabilizer) are really good, but the old one with the tiny seagull wing stabilizer was pretty twitchy, making it difficult to ride. That's pretty much the same with all race fouls though. The new generation is much more stable and easier to ride.
by davesails7
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4156

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

Dave the La Ventana video is interesting in that at about 49 seconds there are 2 Kiter’s gybing together and the second one almost does a tip crash despite the majority of the gybe looking sweet. The around 32 seconds? That one is interesting in seeing how different the turn radius of the kite can ...
by davesails7
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4156

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

I would guess probably not putting your kite high enough before the downloop. I should be directly overhead. Also, maybe not enough speed. If you have speed and ride towards the kite as it downloops. it pretty much downloops in place, as seen in this video by the guy on the right at 0:29: https://ww...
by davesails7
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Liquid Force Impulse review
Replies: 15
Views: 5080

Re: Liquid Force Impulse review

Which liquid force wings are interchangeable? Can this wing be put on any LF fuselage including the original Foil Fish? Or are the 2018 ones with the black mast and fuselage different?
by davesails7
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who rides the tallest mast?
Replies: 15
Views: 4665

Re: Who rides the tallest mast?

It's amazing how much difference 10cm makes, I recently changed from 91cm to 101cm, and wish I changed earlier. I agree! Went from 95 cm to 105 cm (I think) and often where I would have over-foiled in a gust or wave, everything is fine and I keep going no problem. Makes me more confident to go fast...

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