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by plummet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Designed foil behaviour?

George at delta hydrofoil explains stab importance and angles very well.

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by plummet
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Designed foil behaviour?

I am a designer and builder of my own boards. I also love TT/Mutant boards and have designed and built my own foil. I too considered a TT hydrofoil. But the compromises to make it work are far to great. You will end up with a foil that real draggy and slow, has to be stopped to change direction if y...
by plummet
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Advice for hill ascents/descents
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Advice for hill ascents/descents

I would think that you would be able to go faster on the surface rather than in the air. Unless the surface was so rough that you couldn't go fast.
by plummet
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Advice for hill ascents/descents
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Advice for hill ascents/descents

First up I dont snow kite. I Kitebuggy in sand dunes. The kite flying technique remians the same for hill flying. But i don't want to get too much air because any landing is absorbed by my spine as im sitting down. So i can help with dot getting air technique. It depends on the direction compared to...
by plummet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: foilboard core materials and physics
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: foilboard core materials and physics

Yep. Ryhardt sums it up. With increased core thickness you have an exponential increase in stiffness. But you can lower ultimate tensile strength. IE a surfboard is stiffer and lighter than a TT bit will faill and lower loads!
by plummet
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How good do you have to be to foil?
Replies: 18
Views: 1591

Re: How good do you have to be to foil?

Yeah, I recon a very experienced kiter has to unlearn sooo much going to a foil that learning the foil early on might actually be easier.
Do it! Allow youself 1 year from pleb to novice.
by plummet
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4917

Re: Ram airs crash in 2018

In 2018 I have flown both foil and lei kites. I have crashed both kites.
by plummet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Difference on the small foil boards..
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: Difference on the small foil boards..

My pocket board is 120cm. Is thin and stiff with a bit of nose flex. Its Awesome for compactness, maneuverability, and fitting in my truck without pulling down. As I suck at foiling jybes I only have a thin window of surface riding before it bogs down and sinks. That's the major disadvantage. Surfac...
by plummet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Foil kite longevity

I think the canopies of foil kites last longer because they are not subjected to the pressure of inflated bladders. But the bridles need more maintenance to maintain proper flying characteristics. So... Foils last longer but require a lot more maintenance. A lei can be used for years little or no ma...
by plummet
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need a new term for being lofted horizontally!
Replies: 47
Views: 3430

Re: Need a new term for being lofted horizontally!

Plummet, I suspect you may be a rare kiter, to both have such high winds with some frequency and to actually go out in them. I am not saying there aren't others but I suspect there are actually substantially fewer than we read about on here. I would try to avoid making it seem so easy and reliably ...

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