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by plummet
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Generating power
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Generating power

Just like an lei you need to find the sweet spot on a foil kite. That sweet spot is usually bar out a little further than an lei. If you sheet in the foil too much you will choke it down and get poor performance.
by plummet
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: That's odd - a FUN kiteboarding video?
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: That's odd - a FUN kiteboarding video?

Nice. I like a good bit of alternative kiting location. Keeps the blood pumping rather than same old same old in the sea.
by plummet
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Biggest waves I’ve had on Lake Huron
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Biggest waves I’ve had on Lake Huron

Epic shots. When spray off the waves stings your face, you know its windy!
by plummet
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoiling in "normal winds"
Replies: 50
Views: 6027

Re: hydrofoiling in "normal winds"

Foiling difficulty is more about the water conditions that the wind. You do need stupid small kites for 20+ knots. One you have the right kite for the conditions its all good.

But the winder the harder the water conditions generally. So by inference it is harder to foil in higher winds.
by plummet
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2480

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

what would be the ballpark upper wind limit for backstalling a 12m soul from zennith? also how easy is to land on the edge of the window and pull the highest backline to get it horizontal on the beach and then both lines to keep it there? Its not pulling it down that is the issue its securing the k...
by plummet
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2480

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

What happens when the bottom wingtip hits the deck before you get to it? Does the kite roll over and power up? What kind of risk is involved in landing this way? Thxs! No, it bounces off and goes fast across the window edge to other side and explodes upon impact... Nah, Usually failure mode is a bu...
by plummet
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2480

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

Awsome! I never thought to try that teather land. I'm game, I'll try it at least! Wrapping the kite around an object works great. Just be sure the object won't tear your kite fabric. I'd say beware of landing in a shadow though. It can work well, or it can bite you. I've put it down behind large sa...
by plummet
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2480

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

Ps Teather and wind shadow landing are advanced techniques. Don't take them on if you don't have some decent foil flying nouse.

I wind shadow land about 80% of the time. It works well when you know how to fly into the shadow repeatedly.
by plummet
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2480

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

I never said teather landing a foil was easy!.... Hehe. But it is possible. Run forest run is my advice. Let the bar go with the lite as high as practical before starting the run. Use a strong teather and anchor. If the kite hits the deck before you get there, there is a chance it will roll over and...
by plummet
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Sand your trailing edges

Yep.My foil doesn't have any sharp edges for that reason

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