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by Mitaka
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who is an ambidextrous foiler?
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Who is an ambidextrous foiler?

I know many guys who are VERY assym and get even worse each session only doing what they do well not working the weaker side. To each his own! R H :thumb: Since the very beginning when I started kiting (only a few sessions on a twin tip and then surfboard) I am trying to do everything in the same w...
by Mitaka
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 82
Views: 8055

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

Went out today and focussed some time on my turns. I specifically yaw turned to see what effect it has. I do concede that you can turn a tight arc using yaw as a primary function. :thumb: Tighter, more radical turns are obviously done with more aggressive yaw of the foilboard. However as turning me...
by Mitaka
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 18
Views: 2079

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: 18
Views: 2079

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: 18
Views: 2079

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: 18
Views: 2079

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: 82
Views: 8055

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: 82
Views: 8055

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: 82
Views: 8055

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: 116
Views: 14739

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.

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