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by Peter_Frank
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: best SUP for super light wind kiting
Replies: 90
Views: 8268

Re: best SUP for super light wind kiting

Yes Ronnie, but this "proves" nothing at all really :roll: Yes, of course you can ride a huge SUP foil in loads of wind and waves. But is it fun and balanced and the right tool ? IMO it is just like back in the days when Robby Naish did forward loops on a huge/long raceboard. We were all dazzled tha...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 29680

Re: Moses 2018

Only extremely few foils will float - I dont know any actually.... If they are really thin (low drag) and strong like carbon foils, they dont float. Aluminium foils dont. It does not matter unless you got a very bad connection where it could be lost. In terms of how fast it "sinks" when waterstartin...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another stoked newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Another stoked newbie

If you want to really speed up your progression, put the TT away for a while. (you can always come back to it in the future). Get some smaller kites and go out all reasonable conditions. So true, put your TT and/or waveboard away, now you are up and riding, but still a relatively newbie. Ditch your...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 37
Views: 5131

Re: Spitfire club

Thanks guys :D
by Peter_Frank
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 37
Views: 5131

Re: Spitfire club

3InletsWindsports wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:44 am
What is the chances of this AVS thing making the soft breaches of the Spitfire even softer?

What is AVS ?

(cant see it mentioned anywhere in this thread, nor in the whole forum...)

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 128
Views: 20303

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

I wouldn't consider 10 knots lightwind at all, if you have a really big kite. A 20m PL Aero or 21m sonic race will have you doing big floaty jumps on a 130tt in much less wind if you know how to fly it. The upper end on my 20m aero ultralight is like 14 knots lol. Agree - and this was the OP's ques...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 128
Views: 20303

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

No offense, but you will find out with more experience, that volume matters :wink: Volume makes a big difference in terms of "how low can you go", when you explore the utmost low end on a hydrofoil, standing fully "parked with zero speed" occasionally, with a given kite, trust me :thumb: I stick to ...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Re: Surfboard Size Poll

adamj2281, I assume the idea of this poll was to see which sizes and boards different riders use, right ? When not seeing the outline of the boards, it is almost useless. Some of them are from manufacturers - but then we all have to look them up to know which type of board they are :-? Agree, I am l...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 128
Views: 20303

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

The reason why volume plays a huge role, at least on a hydrofoil in marginal winds, is the fact that we DONT move forward to start with, we stand on the board and go nowhere at first, board is sinking - and even if we moved ever so slightly, it would not be planing on the surface as this requires a ...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Re: Surfboard Size Poll

77 kg / 170 lbs. Locally, ride big waves, as well as sloppy small waves, from 4-5 m2 kites up to big kites 8-9 m2, but never bigger. Board widths 47 cm / 18.5 inch all of them. For really big waves and/or speed, and general use, this 6'0 with a flatter tailrockerline so fast (speed) and control 60_2...

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