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by stevez
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oahu Dream Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 5400

Re: Oahu Dream Holiday

Go to Maui, stay on the north shore, maybe Paia, or somewhere around there. Paia can be a bit of a traffic bottleneck, but otherwise it's just lovely around there, there's so much to see and do nearby. It's a 15 min drive from Paia to kite beach. Plenty of alternatives for non windy days, though you...
by stevez
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 147997

Re: Moses 2018

Foxi wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Would you or anyone else mind posting a photo of the 633 from the front?
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Thanks Foxi
by stevez
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 147997

Re: Moses 2018

Foxi wrote: 633 thickest part 30mm 😎 veeery light .. fuselage not .. carbon would help 😜😇
Would you or anyone else mind posting a photo of the 633 from the front?
by stevez
Mon May 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!
Replies: 10
Views: 5586

Re: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!

It took me hundreds of attempts over months to even get around once. Now I complete most of them with touchdowns, and getting through more and more on the foil. For me I only do strapless freeride, so I just tack to toeside and switch feet after, which makes easier. But still I rate tacks as the har...
by stevez
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wave Riding with a Foil Limits
Replies: 34
Views: 10090

Re: Wave Riding with a Foil Limits

Thanks for your insights. I too love the feeling of foiling down a wave. What is the size of your foil wing? Do you have a preferred line length for wave riding with your Cloud 3.5? The size of the gofoil kai is about 1050cm2 according to my rough calculations. More details here: http://www.kitefor...
by stevez
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wave Riding with a Foil Limits
Replies: 34
Views: 10090

Re: Wave Riding with a Foil Limits

I've had probably about 15 sessions on the Gofoil Kai this year. In all sorts of conditions, ranging from 10 to 30 knots. Wave size from almost nothing to about 5 feet. We've had the tail end of two tropical cyclones come to NZ this year, and the third is on it's way tomorrow. I'm hoping tomorrow I'...
by stevez
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing sizes for kite/surf/SUP
Replies: 25
Views: 5302

Re: Wing sizes for kite/surf/SUP

Agree, that sounds much more like it :thumb:
by stevez
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing sizes for kite/surf/SUP
Replies: 25
Views: 5302

Re: Wing sizes for kite/surf/SUP

Those numbers don't agree with my personal calcs. I have a gofoil kai, it's 62 x 23cm. With the wing shape as it is, I'd estimate projected area to be a little less than 62 x 23 x π / 4, so probably around 1000 - 1050cm2, definitely well less than 1200. I don't know how to measure it accurately. So ...
by stevez
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wave Riding with a Foil Limits
Replies: 34
Views: 10090

Re: Wave Riding with a Foil Limits

Great to see this. That's pretty full-on. Big :thumb: :thumb: for pushing the limits. I'm not surprised the surfers hate this! I would too! I'd stay out of their way. Most of the video it looks like you're riding upwind when you're heading left. It also looks like you're riding highly powered. Out o...
by stevez
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to lift our foils steadily?
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: How to lift our foils steadily?

I think you'd be better served with a more beginner friendly lower aspect foil with a lower take off and cruising (and crashing) speed. They also give a lot more warning before stalling, whereas faster high aspect foils will have more of a tendency to drop off suddenly.

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