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by BWD
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Importance of foil weight/float
Replies: 16
Views: 646

Re: Importance of foil weight/float

Heavy things hurt more when they hit you.
If you fall poorly (ahead of the board) you hope the board/foil has little inertia and little stability so it may not hit you, or if it does, may hurt less.
by BWD
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

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

Just remove foot hooks and find your balance. Strapless it will take a few sessions. Strapped it could take a few years. Once you find your proper stance, add inserts if needed to use foot hooks again. But decent chance you’ll be happier strapless. Definitely easier to avoid hard crashes strapless. ...
by BWD
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 9-15 Knots, choppy water, FW Evo, what kite?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: 9-15 Knots, choppy water, FW Evo, what kite?

Unless you drop the kite all the time and are impatient about relaunch but don't wan to learn new techniques and don't actually have the wind go below, 10 kts, I would say get 13.4 cloud WITHOUT strut. It's in the light wind that the extra weight of the strut will be felt But it's only 150 grams so ...
by BWD
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 2984

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Isn’t the standard course for speed a 90-110 lead in leg to build apparent and then a bear away over a curve to 140-150 or so?
Is this ok for foils also?
by BWD
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75

Different concept as well as implementation judging by the video teases, litigation unlikely. Unless the Brazilian is rich stubborn and dumb, which is perhaps possible
by BWD
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 242
Views: 44043

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

I think mhl 130 was the one he switched to from the stringy wing. Maybe he has a 150 too, but doesn’t look like a heavyweight.
Struts will be an option... probably not for me but who knows...
by BWD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75

Sailinganarchy good for a laugh sometimes. And good info often.
There are some rare trolls there, be warned...
by BWD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: QR Lever for a foil plate?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: QR Lever for a foil plate?

That plate qr pin idea is cool but looks so draggy and heavy. If you want to lock a mast into a board solidly and quickly 1000’s of times without fail, the design should probably be inspired by firearms rather than bikes. Perhaps this could be done with composites with metal bearing surfaces to keep...
by BWD
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75

@gbrunga: that's great! A friend of my family owned intrepid for a time and I saw her at the dock but did not sail (it was a cold winter visit)... @mossy: I think it was the cyclors and the control system/duty assignments that nailed USA. Spithill was trying to do the job of 2-3 Kiwis, and every ove...

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