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by Peter_Frank
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil tangled in lines
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Foil tangled in lines

For me it usually happened with smaller kites in more wind, where I go too fast downwind and the board shoots up through the lines when trying something I dont succeed, OR, in initial jibe practising where things ended up quite wrong when learning. Things happens fast yes, but the kite still flies v...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all High Aspect Kites Control Like Buses?
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: Do all High Aspect Kites Control Like Buses?

Yes they do, all (bigger) high aspect kites turn slow... But when done right, the high aspect ones can jump higher :thumb: Bar pressure is a matter of design only so you can have light or heavy bar pressure, but you can never overcome the turning issue. You can make a high AR kite turn on a dime, al...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 20847

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Going at the end of the week to a 10 day holiday kitecamp, so I only had less than 2 weeks to get a kite (build), and the choice was the FRS in ultralight, we will see how it works or not :naughty: 8) Peter Hi Peter Did you get your FRS kite yet? Have you tried it? My wife is telling me to just buy...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil tangled in lines
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Foil tangled in lines

I have kept the kite flying, or flown it on the water - and got the foil free of the lines. Releasing might cause the kite to loop and you might get pulled into the sharp wings - if the bar gets stuck on the foil, which is very likely to happen unfortunately. If you can release fully from both the l...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do foil kites stay in the air better?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Do foil kites stay in the air better?

The light LEI actually handles extremely well in marginal winds. The superlight strutless one are exceptional. Where a normal race foil kite can not match, because it drops easier and folds if wind is gusty, so a lot more tricky. In steady winds, the UL foil kites are awesome, but the UL strutless L...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jumping (and landing) technique
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Jumping (and landing) technique

Not that much experience as usually strapless - but when I ride with straps and want to jump, particular in the lower winds like 9-12 knots maybe, the faster (smaller) the wing the better, as your riding speed is essential to big air here. So using a speed/race wing just a tad over 500 cm2 - massive...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: ? SS H4 wing-mounted mast-connection position... advice
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: ? SS H4 wing-mounted mast-connection position... advice

Yes, it still stands that the balance point should be on top of the centre of lift, which is close to, but a bit in front of, the middle of the wing. It does not matter if the mast is mounted further forward or rearward relative to the wing, in this respect. But it changes the behaviour in turns hug...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for learning to ride toeside
Replies: 19
Views: 862

Re: Tips for learning to ride toeside

I think the touchdown carve to toe is a good step I think I might have said this before, but I only did a couple of those and they were unsuccessful. I quickly discovered that if you just keep carving upwind until you're almost at a stop and about to stall, you can redirect the kite to the other si...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed

+15 knots and a 15 m2 Chrono with a 1200 cm2 wing - this seems utterly wrong in every way, I think you should start here instead :roll: Unless you weigh 700 pounds, then it sounds right :thumb: Racers can ride with such a kite in that much wing yes, but on tiny very flat/fast wings. You got the inpu...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for learning to ride toeside
Replies: 19
Views: 862

Re: Tips for learning to ride toeside

Whereas on a hydrofoil he will for starters not be able to point very high toeside, so if too much kite it is impossible IMO, and overall, a smaller well chosen size is so much better. Point very high, you mean upwind? Why is this important? My intuition is that one can develop toeside riding skill...

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