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by Peter_Frank
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who here is Kite Foiling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

Re: Who here is Kite Foiling?

Good to see these pics Bart. I think it works okay, it is just a very small wing, quite high aspect (and not a perfect "profile" of course). And such a wing is really really difficult to learn hydrofoiling on - this is why most are recommended buying a beginner foil first, even if they know they are...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

It is huge indeed, just over 50% bigger than the WaveXL with 1200 cm2 :D
Onda 633 is similar sized 1190 cm2.

The Ketos referencce numbers on their web is always giving Span-Area in mm-cm2.

The "Wave" wings are thus

Wave: KF500-570
WaveXL: KF575-790
SUP/Surf: KF660-1200

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I bought the Surf wing, a Ketos 660-1200, and got it today. Has been a Ketos SUP wing for some time, that now will be offered to kitefoils, given the demand from riders. Tried it with a 9 m2 normal kite in 8-9 knots on a Hover board (extreme lightwind board), worked great, turns quite fast for its s...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 66
Views: 17997

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

I am buying one (an ultralight Kitech FRS 12 m2), to see if I can move my marginal low end - we'll have to see if it does or dont :thumb: 8) PF Hi Peter I wonder if you have tried the Lecca Lecca Minima? Thanks Pete Hi Pete - no I can not try any of these, as around here most are either racers or f...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

My wife and I both wasted more then a day trying to learn with a hook on the front. I do not recommend it, you will get injured more by loosing control of the board and falling on the foil while water starting then you will using a strap. Use one or two straps on the front only. Leave them lose you...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Strappless or Strapped for Learning to Foil ??

I'm learning now and tried firstly with strapless was a nightmare to get the board in position and spent say to much time struggling in the water ... a friend said yo use only front straps worked like an absolute charm 100 times easier and really fun , have the straps loose and your ankles willl be...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Teaching wife hydrofoil.
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Teaching wife hydrofoil.

Not many girls foiling here either :roll: But I honestly think they, all lumped together I know, are better at foiling than we are, as many girls are super light footed and good at dancing and balancing and they can learn to tack and jibe with excellent footwork and smoothness a lot better/faster, a...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I'm riding the Cloud 9 S24 surf foil 100% of the time while kiting. I'm 165 lbs (75kg). I started on the Zeeko Black & White then moved to the Carver wing. I wanted something that turned better so I moved on to the Zeeko Spitfire with standard and XLW wings. I got the Cloud 9 to give surf foiling a...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 66
Views: 17997

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

I know it is not race kite powerspike, so time will tell if it works for me or not... Maybe too little power, but low weight is key to keep it in the air to get out, and I also ride with bigger wings and board in marginal wind like you do tomtom. It will never be used in more than max 7 knots, so th...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 66
Views: 17997

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Yes, full 27 g/m2 :thumb:

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