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by james
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 56
Views: 1935

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

Building on PNPs post. The meeting happened, the company I worked for at the time were invited, it has been denied point blank by people from NP when I questioned the timing on their Face book post. I can’t get past that when they lie so clearly. CRX May well never make it to the Olympics, or even t...
by james
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 3053

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Maybe, how you wrote it is very open to misinterpretation and basing a theory on something that’s open to misinterpretation is not ideal. Time to spend less time behind the keyboard theorising and more time speed sailing then😉 Either way though kite foils in their current configuration won’t actuall...
by james
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Which watch for real-time speed read out
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Which watch for real-time speed read out

The GW60 is the best speed watch, has all the relevant stats or peak speed 2s speed 100,250 and 500m averages
by james
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 3053

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

If at speed the kite is at 90 degrees to the riders direction of travel

A.your calculations are wrong
B. Your not going very fast
C. It likely that your kite is set up incredibly badly to sit that deep in the window
by james
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 3053

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

The biggest issue is the density of water that you are trying to push the foil through.

Compare that with the friction between ice and the metal blade.
by james
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 3053

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

What I find interesting about the luderitz trench is that its straight broadreach. Why? the fastest speeds are achieved with a arcing downwind run. The faster you go the further back the wind window shifts and the further you can point down wind. With a high aspect kite you can point even further d...
by james
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for large volume but light board
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: looking for large volume but light board

Temavento

100% perfect construction on every board, on my 6th

Still have three of them!
by james
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 3053

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

Pretty sure luderitz is at 145 off the wind maybe a touch more By the time they are half way down there are running directly off the back of the wind blown chop indicating that they are so far off the wind that the “upwind” bank isn’t actually providing any protection and sheltered water I have gps ...
by james
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: hydrofoil at max speed limit
Replies: 63
Views: 3053

Re: hydrofoil at max speed limit

even draggy low performing kites can go unlimited fast, when it blows sufficiently and you ride on a downwind course. We have actually seen this quite often when talking speed records - crazy high winds and a normal low aspect kite, has been used for many of these - riding a deep downwind course. 8...
by james
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75
Replies: 34
Views: 1746

Re: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75

Oh please, that Brazilian system nothing like what the new AC rule proposes. It’s for foil assist, to work with a short length displacement keel in conjunction with a traditional rudder The AC proposal is nothing of the sort. Anyway just about everything seen in previous AC boats has been built and ...

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