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by windmaker
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1234

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

There is also no point continuing using something if wrong.Bad habits are hard to change.

Have an experienced foilboarder try your foil first or as mentioned previously go strapless and adjust the foil position accordingly.
by windmaker
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

Lots of truth edit...
by windmaker
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Big Win !
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: BIG WIN!!!

sarc wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:33 am
Yea burning coal is much better.
We have wind power generators at our beach and they do not bother us at all.
:thumb: Sure how can kitesurfing be more important than saving the planet...
by windmaker
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil balance question
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Foil balance question

Try shimming your back wing in such a way that the trailing edge (back of stabilizer) is 1 or 2mm higher than at present.
by windmaker
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you teach foilboarding?
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: How do you teach foilboarding?

Ok, many persons learning to foil on their own but the original question was how do you teach others (if you do it regularly) not your self without having previous experience using different equipment?
by windmaker
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Removing struts to convert to single strut Kite.
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Removing struts to convert to single strut Kite.

Fly it with struts deflated. If it doesn’t flap and flies ok, then I’d cut the struts off. Weight is everything if it flies ok without the support. Good idea! I tried transforming a 5 strut kitev into a no strut a few years ago, didn't work very well, a lot of flapping all the time. Apparently in o...
by windmaker
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you teach foilboarding?
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: How do you teach foilboarding?

I'm teaching myself right now. Ten sessions so far. Setup: Slingshot hoverglide w flight school masts, high volume board w tracks for mounting, w 2 front foothooks. I wouldn't change anything about my foil setup for learning. Front foothooks are enough for me to position the board and keep it tilte...
by windmaker
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you teach foilboarding?
Replies: 11
Views: 884

How do you teach foilboarding?

I have now been foilboarding since 2005 and have taught a few friends how to do so over the years. Thought I would share my experience and hopefully also learn from others as my technique is the complete opposite of what I hear is done in kite schools these days. Trend is as I understand that you sh...
by windmaker
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wings for using smallest kite possible
Replies: 42
Views: 2465

Re: wings for using smallest kite possible

In order to foil with the smallest possible kite you need a high area low drag wing. More area/more lift comes with more drag and the optimum area/drag ratio depends highly on riders weight. Generally speaking the highest area wings (surf or SUP foil) have too much drag and they need more kite powe...
by windmaker
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wings for using smallest kite possible
Replies: 42
Views: 2465

Re: wings for using smallest kite possible

My mistake! So in brief with what is available on the market these days, favour total surface area at the highest AR possible (probably a windfoil wing).

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