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by Peter_Frank
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Rider weight versus foil classification (wind range)
Replies: 17
Views: 3944

Re: Rider weight versus foil classification (wind range)

Zeeko makes different size versions of the Spitfire. I assume a big part of that is rider weight. Actually no. XLW wings for Spitfire were designed to allow slow take-off and flight speeds, so it can be used to ride slower waves for example. XLW is also useful for lighter winds and easier on beginn...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Question about sanding Hydrofoil for less whistling
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Question about sanding Hydrofoil for less whistling

The "singing" can be a REALLY tricky one..... You dont know what it is, dont have to be the mast, can just as well be the wing or the stabilizer, og the screws and joints. Even wings made in the same mold, can be different, some sings others dont, if just a tad difference in how much resin and how i...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wakeskate and foil
Replies: 23
Views: 7394

Re: Wakeskate and foil

KVL wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Wasnt it quite difficult to ride - I mean with the nose, tail and the direction the foil points?.. Seems a bit odd that you could get on it, or?..
Are you aware it is a canard hydrofoil, which is ridden with the small wing in front ?

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Multiple kites or multiple bars
Replies: 13
Views: 5149

Re: Multiple kites or multiple bars

In short, all kites smaller than 10 m2 works just dandy for hydrofoiling, so you can use "whatever" kites you got in this range. Only when you go to bigger than 10 m2, you need "lighter" kites, as otherwise you will experience they suddenly "drop" in lulls. Possible to ride with these when learning,...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Multiple kites or multiple bars
Replies: 13
Views: 5149

Re: Multiple kites or multiple bars

Difficult to answer, but you can certainly increase your range a lot with an 8 m2 and two linesets 25 and 30 meter yes. I got "loads" of kites, so usually take a bigger kite and use my "normal" 26 meter lines. Only when around or sub 10 knots, or changing winds, I go to 30-31 meter lines with a 9 or...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Would I learn faster by shortening the kite lines?
Replies: 11
Views: 3174

Re: Would I learn faster by shortening the kite lines?

Shortening your lines is a bad idea :( Yes, for the very beginner who has never flown a kite, short lines are good to learn kite control, without getting too much power, nor hitting anyone as easy, and to learn how the wind window works. It is pretty harmless and you "get the idea" of how things in ...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What got you into Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 34
Views: 8121

Re: What got you into Hydrofoiling?

You are correct Tom, Marc Blanc was years ahead of EVERYONE, and did what is only done today, back then 8 years ago. He was not the first no, others got that credit indeed. But he was the first to take it to a totally new level, freestyle/freeride foiling on "new" gear, strapless, and I bow in respe...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What got you into Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 34
Views: 8121

Re: What got you into Hydrofoiling?

Not in doubt at all - the video "The Foiler" with Marc Blanc in 2011 did it for me :thumb: Have always dreamed about riding on a magic flying carpet, and my engineering background made me too curious as to how it would feel and work strapless. And not that much later my dream came true, so I was the...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial
Replies: 35
Views: 15598

Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

The kite behaves perfectly normal while the lady is standing. The very instant she lowers the bar towards the ground the kite lifts. Replay the video, see this happen. This is because the left back line is now being pulled due to the difference between left and right line and the distance from each...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: My first long swim
Replies: 43
Views: 10554

Re: My first long swim

Good to hear you are ok Tom :thumb: Yes, you should have been more careful winding your lines up, definitely. Sit relaxed on your board (and practice this as you had difficulties doing it you wrote - but is easy) winding the lines up FULLY, while you think about the situation and what to do. I have ...

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