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by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Countersteering

...(the front wheel turns and actually initiates the turn) ... To be clear, I am not saying the analogy is applicable, I am just stating the analogy to see what others think. The front wheel actually turns in the OPPOSITE direction which initiates the roll of the bike toward the direction the bike ...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Countersteering

In fact if the analogy between turning a bike and a KBHF is accurate (I am not sure)... ...(the front wheel turns and actually initiates the turn) ... To be clear, I am not saying the analogy is applicable, I am just stating the analogy to see what others think. The front wheel actually turns in th...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Countersteering

In fact if the analogy between turning a bike and a KBHF is accurate (I am not sure)... The analogy is not accurate and not applicable at all because leaning to the inside of the turn causes the bike to change its shape (the front wheel turns and actually initiates the turn) which is not the case w...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Countersteering

In fact if the analogy between turning a bike and a KBHF is accurate (I am not sure)... The analogy is not accurate and not applicable at all because leaning to the inside of the turn causes the bike to change its shape (the front wheel turns and actually initiates the turn) which is not the case w...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 59
Views: 2669

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

With simple words you have experienced some problems when learning to turn or jibe not because you lack the ability to yaw the hydrofoil but because you lack the ability to keep your balance during the turn. :D You are on the right path but have to think just one little tad further: Keeping balance...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 59
Views: 2669

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

I was out today on the mutant boosting and watching myself yaw the board aggressively multiple times. I was doing this well before foiling and my yawing experience did not help me on the foil. I think that most people misunderstand the problem in turning when foiling. It is not how to redirect the ...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 59
Views: 2669

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

When making turns with my hydrofoil I can yaw the board and the foil in 3 different ways to initiate a turn: 1. Using the momentum of my upper body I can yaw the foil board using my legs and/or hips. For all of you who can not imagine or understand how this is done here is a good example: (body twis...
by Mitaka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?
Replies: 114
Views: 13984

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

evan wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Did they change the production of the Premiumropes kitelines? The samples i got had a really flat crossection, more like 1x3mm for the 1,6mm line.
Both 1 mm and 1,6 mm are flat as new (around 1x2 mm for the 1,6). Probably they will get round after some use.
by Mitaka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?
Replies: 114
Views: 13984

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

Hello All, I am searching a way to buy 0.8mm SK99 lines (like FS rear lines of the sonic) ; I tried JymmyGreen but they do not supply less than 1.6 mm; any supplier you know, preferably in Europe ? thanks I bought 1mm from Premium Ropes, Netherlands. http://www.premiumropes.com/ropes-for-boats/dyne...
by Mitaka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wings for using smallest kite possible
Replies: 42
Views: 2499

Re: wings for using smallest kite possible

In order to foil with the smallest possible kite you need a high area low drag wing. More area/more lift comes with more drag and the optimum area/drag ratio depends highly on riders weight. Generally speaking the highest area wings (surf or SUP foil) have too much drag and they need more kite power...

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