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by Peter_Frank
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

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...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Surfboard Size Poll

Hmmm, lengths are pointless IMO, when you don't see the board outline :-?

Would recommend to show a picture of your boards here, apart from your weight and board lengths/widths :thumb:

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3211

Re: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!

Just an update to say that I have found rear foot placement following the tack is a contributing factor. I have not been placing my new rear foot back far enough for effective input/control. I think this is very true, both for jibes and tacks. More power though, makes everything a lot easier, as yo...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 89
Views: 14998

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

I disagree.... Volume has a major impact, in terms of "how low can you go", in terms of say hydrofoiling. Surface area is not the major part, when winds are around 4-6 knots IMO, as volume has quite a substantial role whether you will succeed to ride fully planing, or not :-? In terms of skimboards ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: lift vs glide
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: lift vs glide

How is lift and glide related in a kite hydrofoil? What design characteristics would you look for in a foil that has lots of lift AND glide? thanks Depends on what glide is to you ? If you mean how far distance it glides without power/kitepull before touchdown, then it is simply glideratio. If you ...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 89
Views: 14998

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

Hello all! I was wondering if it's more efficient a light wind specific surfboard or a foil board approaching a light wind day with a big kite and perhaps 10 knots (or maybe are almost the same...? ) Agree with Matteo V - whatever we personally like to ride if light wind, is the best, no matter WHA...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast
Replies: 20
Views: 4327

Re: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast

Gear is packed, and I found place for a 15. Probably will carry it across the globe and not use it, but the possibility is there. If I walk to the beach, can I leave my pump while being out, or is that a high risk item too? If I kite until 19.30, and then walk home a few 100 m in Sunset beach in th...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: at 57°F (14°C) water temperature you would choose 5/4 or 4/3 wetsuit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2197

Re: at 57°F (14°C) water temperature you would choose 5/4 or 4/3 wetsuit?

Beardytello wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:07 pm
14°C is boardies and an impact vest for me!

What is "boardies" ???

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board - how to MacGyver connection?
Replies: 16
Views: 3662

Re: board - how to MacGyver connection?

Given that it's an old board, and not really worth anything, drill a couple of new holes right through the board. Reinforce the holes with glass and epoxy. Do whatever you have to do to make it strong and work. Screw it in. Go riding. That would be my solution too. Either drill in the board, or the...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 89
Views: 14998

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

Whether its planing, or just plain float, either way, as an extreme example- you can get around in light wind on a SUP with a 2m trainer kite for power, albeit slowly. Sure... Maybe we forgot to clearly state our initial requirement that the fun starts when your board is on the plane and you can go...

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