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by Mossy 757
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do you sand your wings...?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: how do you sand your wings...?

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Same principle for wings. Fill then sand. I usually go 400/600/800/1200 if I'm going to a regatta, all wet sand.
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 33
Views: 2255

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

plummet wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:51 pm
How risky to yourself and damage to your kite will be dependant on the location.
Lol, part of the unspoken assumption in my post was, "without totally thrashing yourself or your gear."
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 33
Views: 2255

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

Would anyone who has ridden in a gale agree that there are just wind conditions where a self-landing is impossible? I mean, it's nice to be totally self-sufficient, but at 30 knots I wouldn't want to pull my flag out unless I was either ready to lose the kite or go for an uncontrolled sleigh ride do...
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: switching feet on the fly
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: switching feet on the fly

One more to add on is that once you've successfully switched feet and are ready to carve around to the new direction, carve a little bit more upwind than you think seems natural so you can tension your front lines. If you don't carve upwind enough on the new direction, the kite might just sort of st...
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 77
Views: 2896

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

The doping thing is undeniable, if anyone reading this thread hasn't watched "Icarus" on Netflix, it's a must-watch for Olympic enthusiasts. The basic premise is that 100% of the medals from Sochi were bullshit and that most of the other medals for at least the last 40 years are likely all bullshit ...
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: switching feet on the fly
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: switching feet on the fly

Watch videos, obsessively if you must. You can program your brain with visualization and video lessons, ultimately it's just a timing thing and a confidence thing. I didn't start nailing foiling gybes until I just sent it as hard as I could, with more speed and power the board is more stable because...
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Countersteering
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Countersteering

I think the example of the bike is unhelpful as an intuition pump to hydrofoiling since the gyroscopic stabilizing of the bike completely messes with one's ability to perceive what's actually happening. I ride my beach cruiser with no hands all the time, even around relatively sharp corners, and it'...
by Mossy 757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3112

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

The more I think about this the more I disagree that yaw is the primary turning function of the foil. 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. So. ...
by Mossy 757
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3112

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

when we try to apply a yaw moment I agree with everything you wrote but want to be clear about this point; how would a rider standing on a board apply a yaw moment without a dynamic control surface in the water OR something against which to push? Can the rider induce yaw simply by resisting the fro...
by Mossy 757
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 77
Views: 2896

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

Apparently there was a meeting a couple of months ago at which it was suggested it's a done deal. Can you share more details about this meeting? I'm not saying you're wrong, but think about what you're saying for a second...Neil Pryde is betting that Nico Parlier is going to ride CR:X gear at the O...

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