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by bigcane
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 66
Views: 2419

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

I think high performance hydrofoil racing is well suited for the Games. Best bet would be to select suppliers from amongst the top kites and foils 1 year before the games (ie no alu masts or tube kites). Then provide this equipment to the racers for use during the Games only. All other events could ...
by bigcane
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 7986

Re: Moses 2018

Hi Frank, what about the new Comet mast, is it the same as 2017 in profile and thickness but now with a hardcore and new paint job?
by bigcane
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kai Lenny's new foil
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: Kai Lenny's new foil

Agree with SparD, mast looks alot like a Spotz shark mast but with plate mount. Same for the fuse and tail wing
by bigcane
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Suggest the 19, you need bigger increments between kite sizes in light winds to feel the difference.
by bigcane
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do

Yes revhed, i think you are right, turning and twist seems important. Strut Ventilation definately gets worse when going into a tack or turning upwind from a downwind track. Maybe something caused by having the kite high and pulling up during these moves
by bigcane
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do

Also i notice that the strut ventilation always seems to be on the downwind side of the strut, which is consistent with the idea that there is low pressure on that side and that the strut is providing some vertical lift
by bigcane
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do

Hi PF, yes you are right, I am talking about strut ventilations when riding lit up on race gear (race kite and 110 struts). This strut ventilation is happening when pushing hard upwind, it is not happening when free riding or riding downwind. Also wingtip ventilations are a separate issue that are m...
by bigcane
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast/strut ventilations: what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Mast/strut ventilations: what to do

Hi, I wanted to start a specific thread on ventilations that occur on the strut when pushing hard upwind. They are pretty annoying and wanted to see how common it is with other riders. I feel like I can’t push as hard as I want, does this happen to you as well? It seems to be happening on every foil...
by bigcane
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 30
Views: 3919

Re: Power.

My 2 cents, I love riding powered with the current race HFs and race kites. I just had my first sesh on the Spotz Shark with plate adaptor extension after coming off an older race HF. Slightly bigger wings and Lower drag seems to make things alot easier especially downwind and thru the tacks and gyb...
by bigcane
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Big wings
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

Re: Big wings

Hi Tahoedirk, seems great minds think alike. Halfway thru this surf foil build, plywood core with fiberglass and carbon skin. It is 1000cm and about 11% thick, but I am starting to worry that it will be too small. Also the plywood core turned out to be quite heavy so thinking I'll try a foam core wi...

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