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by Regis-de-giens
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is your preferred trim system?
Replies: 24
Views: 1651

Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

I like the principe of UDS that Zeeko put on bars some years ago. I made one by myself on custom home made bar. The bigest advantage is that there is nothing flaping in the wind or tangling the depower rope. To me it is an excellent system for people that need to depower specially in light wind and ...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?
Replies: 122
Views: 16658

Re: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?

Thanks for your sharing. Today i tried with my "old tool " , i.e. one of the two thinner guitar chord (i can't remember, B or G as you said maybe, i am a drummer ... ) rolled on a champagne plug as a handle . It worked far better than what i remember from my last experience : 20180811_111524.jpg Cer...
by Regis-de-giens
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?
Replies: 122
Views: 16658

Re: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?

I found my 0.8 mm SK99 lines , great ; Now I need to splice them and need tips ! My last 0.8 mm line I did a auto-bloquing splice (one line crossing the other and vice-versa like this : https://www.riggingdoctor.com/life-aboard/2015/12/24/mobius-brummel-eye-splice but result is not as strong ; so I ...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: short lines
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: short lines

That is all right ! This also means that : - in long lines, kite loops closer to the middle of the wind window=More powerful - for a loop in the same wind window angle you need to pull less on one line with long lines = more powerful since better L/D ratio of te kite = more speed and power. This is ...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

Interesting....but this seems far more likely to create a stall and dropped kite vs a loop with continuous motion into the direction of travel and uninterrupted air flow. Also the potential that your stall to near the surface of the water results in not being able to get the kite past it's own weig...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: Kite size recommendations for first foil kite?

Interest of foilkite is mainly light wind so i would chose between 10 and 12. Race kite (which Soul is not part of) require a bit more surface vs freeride foilkite to start planning. In addition racers main aim is to improve their vmg which requires higher sizes to allow sheeting-out while riding (t...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Foil kite waterstarting in low and marginal wind

Is looping a must in marginal conditions? Generally yes but this depends a bit on kite model and line length. Alternativelly with a race kite like yours, you can force the backstall of the kite (by pulling rear line floaters) to have the kite going backward up to 1 meter of the water level (in the ...
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 90
Views: 20494

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Indeed. If we focus on extreme marginal wind , lines less than 20m is not part of the game (and Sonic 2 is to me not on the podium neither)
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.
Replies: 25
Views: 1377

Re: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.

A friend if mine experienced a strange thing with a very very light custom foil : after a fall in the water , the mast remained horizontal and the wind was catching the board. It reacted like a sail boat with its sail (the board laid on its rail ) and its keel (Hydrofoil wing). The foil was then mov...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.
Replies: 25
Views: 1377

Re: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.

Ketos as well. Very light and easy since you need so few effort to keep it on its edge (useful in light and strapless)

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