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by mcfly777
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?

I ride an FX 8m about 90% of my sessions, from 12-19kts using a Moses 558 wing. It's very responsive, relaunches well. I have a friend that does the same thing with an FX and he likes it as well. In lighter winds there's not a lot of gain beyond 10m (at least for the FX), and I wouldn't get a 12m.
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Sand your trailing edges

That's why i was specific in the use of "notice" word. As I'm not a racer looking for the ultimate performance, the way it rides now is good enough for me, but there may be a loss of performance, though not major.
Leo
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Sand your trailing edges

I just sanded my trailing edges and noticed no loss in performance, and no noise/resonance.

leo
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Upgrading my Double Agent
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Upgrading my Double Agent

You can always drill another pair of holes at 165mm. I have a Moses foil and love it. This was my upgrade from a beginner foil.

Leo
by mcfly777
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sand your trailing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Sand your trailing edges

Hopefully someone can learn something from my accident yesterday. I am riding Moses 590/325 wings, and during a long session I crashed and the stabilizer (I think) slashed through my bootie (rubber part) and into the sole of my foot. Ended up with a 5 cm gash, about 0.5cm deep. The wing cut the boot...
by mcfly777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness
Replies: 19
Views: 1529

Re: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness

Pedro Marcos wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Today i tried the seat harness again, no doubt i can hold ALOT more power, its like another world but the major issue for me is the hook position being alot lower then the waist that makes the balance in manouvers complety diferent.
Very true, but you get used to it :)
by mcfly777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness
Replies: 19
Views: 1529

Re: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness

Pedro I also had back pain with a waist harness hydrofoiling. You may be positioning yourself so that a lot of power comes from your lower back. You can try straightening your back so that the power comes from the legs. The racers are all bending at the waist, so you may be doing the same, except th...
by mcfly777
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jumping (and landing) technique
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Jumping (and landing) technique

Thanks Mossy, yes I had seen these videos before but I now rewatched them. Adam seems to land flat on his foil. Also he pops just like a twintip, really going upwind hard. I saw a video of one of those airchair foils being pulled by a boat, and that guy went super high just with the spring action of...
by mcfly777
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jumping (and landing) technique
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Jumping (and landing) technique

I am now working on jumping with the foil. I fly Cab FX kites. Here are my questions - what is the best position to go the highest? I could either lean really hard, and when sending the kite pump the foil, in which case the push from the foil upwards is not maximal. OR I could lean hard upwind to ge...
by mcfly777
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?
Replies: 61
Views: 10378

Re: Any of you hydrofoil freaks doing distance runs?

I wanted to see how much I could cover in 4h. Turns out it is about 70 miles. The ride below is measured at 62 miles but I hit the pause button inadvertently and for 35 minutes nothing was recorded. I was not all that tired at the end, but my legs are hurting 2 days later still. It was a great exper...

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