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by plummet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles
Replies: 30
Views: 1011

Re: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles

Plummet, looks like you did not measure torsion per suggested test: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2382637&p=985406&hilit=measure+torsion#p985406 5kg test 30 cm from the mast centre on LE side is 14mm for my mast. What difference does it make? i'm still measure mast torsional flex a...
by plummet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean

The more power and speed the more poo stance!
by plummet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing a twintip?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Fixing a twintip?

Ok. Proceed as planned then. Make sure its dry and clean before resining
by plummet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: "full" lean vs. "kinked" lean

I was cranked right over today heelside dragging my hand in the water. I felt cool as fuck. A basic move on a TT, but it's somewhat more challenging on the foil.
by plummet
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing a twintip?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Fixing a twintip?

As above. However if there has been structural damage around the fin due to impact it might be worth while considering a some reinforcement also.
by plummet
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles
Replies: 30
Views: 1011

Re: Mast/Strut Fiber Angles

I'll be interested to hear the results of adding fibers at 60 degrees if you think that is the solution. But just to be clear, I'm a mechanical engineer and have a pretty good idea about the physics here, and I can't understand why an angle this sharp would be the solution. This is not exactly my f...
by plummet
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3020

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Are you sure that you are turning the foil primarily by roll and you do not yaw the board with the pull of your turning kite? If you like, next time when you go out with your foil, do the following experiment and lets us know how you feel: When going straight slacken the kite lines by going slightl...
by plummet
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

If you are making the pocket board to sell i'd suggest foil mounting options that allow foot on and behind the mast. I think foil design and riding style dictate this. I'm a foot on mast kinda guy. Chines are good. They make high speed tough downs nicer when leaning over cranklng upwind. When I made...
by plummet
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3020

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Went out today and focussed some time on my turns. I specifically yaw turned to see what effect it has. I do concede that you can turn a tight arc using yaw as a primary function. However as turning method it feels crass and lacking flow. I then moved back into what feels natural and flowing to me. ...
by plummet
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who is an ambidextrous foiler?
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Who is an ambidextrous foiler?

Ie toeside/heelside natural and goofy?

I'm just diving into toeside in my bad side now. To my surprise im not crashing my brains out.

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