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by coleman
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 67
Views: 5787

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

with my old 10m speed 4 lotus and my XLP wing on the alpine foil i was able to ride in 7-10kt days.....lulls to less than 5kts and gusts to 10kts. kite sits at zenith beautifully in almost no wind. if it hits the water its incredibly easy to relaunch in 5-7kts. prob at 12m would be the money size fo...
by coleman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Question for Alpiners
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Question for Alpiners

yeah i think it's minus.... -1.1 requires more front foot pressure than -0.7 , especially noticed the faster you go
by coleman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Question for Alpiners
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Question for Alpiners

keep the front wing at 0 deg, not sure its really advisable to mess with that one....

i've used 1.1 deg and 0.7 for rear.....1.1 required too much front foot pressure.....0.7 was great for learning transitions as you tend to stay up on the foil better...

i'm back to 0/0 now.....better speed
by coleman
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind speed for Foiling, Kite dropping out of sky?
Replies: 33
Views: 3169

Re: Wind speed for Foiling, Kite dropping out of sky?

What wind speed do most people Foil in ? was out the other day the wind speed was around 20 knots, a Foil rider came past , and I'm thinking " that's look interesting, and brave" . so it can be done in high -ish winds. e.g. Racing. just to give you an idea, i have a 9m sonic2 race kite that i recen...
by coleman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What hydrofoil board to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3508

Re: What hydrofoil board to buy?

^^ great suggestion. go with the moses.
by coleman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What hydrofoil board to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3508

Re: What hydrofoil board to buy?

To quote coleman: "...then got a racey foil and progressed much more quickly..." vs. "my alpinefoil with xlp wing" , which is a contradiction. you misunderstood what i said. i said my other friend had the cabrinha double agent and he struggled. he improved slowly and did not like the foil. then he ...
by coleman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What hydrofoil board to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3508

Re: What hydrofoil board to buy?

well, ill say this.....it took me literally 1.5 hours to learn to foil on my alpinefoil with xlp wing. yes its fairly fast, and yes full mast. lots of wipeouts but in an hour and a half i was foiling across our lake. both directions. even managed to get back downwind. so id say it was beginner frien...
by coleman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What hydrofoil board to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3508

Re: What hydrofoil board to buy?

aftergetting fairly good on my alpine foil i had a go on my buddys foil fish, it was definitely not easy. i'd say those designs being beginner friendly is a myth. only thing friendly about it was the price. the cabrinha looks to be the same . had another friend on one of those and he progressed slow...
by coleman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for 6-10 knots
Replies: 67
Views: 7655

Re: Kite for 6-10 knots

why not get a 15m speed 5?

honestly though i think a 12m speed 4 lotus is a bit better in light wind, owing to its lighter construction
by coleman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What hydrofoil board to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3508

Re: What hydrofoil board to buy?

i've got a local friend who is making them. he's been at it for over a year prototyping and has settled on some good designs that rivals his MHL lift in performance. he weighs about 260 and makes them extremely durable. charges 500 for people locally who want a foil and theres about 7 or 8 guys who ...

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