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by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Teaching wife hydrofoil.
Replies: 8
Views: 483

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: 23
Views: 1171

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: 56
Views: 17440

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: 56
Views: 17440

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Yes, full 27 g/m2 :thumb:
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 56
Views: 17440

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
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1547

Re: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?

I dont know of any international signals on this one... But I do know, that what we always intuitively do works - almost everyone I have seen do it this way. It happens quite often in fact, that some have to abort, so I dont agree with those saying it hardly never happens. Crossed lines, something w...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who here is Kite Foiling?
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Who here is Kite Foiling?

Still trying/starting. I bought a clearwater foil kit and stuck it on an old 2,1 m (yes old) directional kiteboard. I think there's something wrong with my setup but I'm sure there's also still lots wrong with me so I continue to struggle, about once a month or so. Hi, can you take a photo and show...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: F-one Breeze v2 - how does it compare to v1?
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: F-one Breeze v2 - how does it compare to v1?

It was weighed by a german dealer with 2.9kg for 13m and 3.4kg for 15m. I‘m also riding a single strut kite in its 3rd generation and think there is a basic fault in developing them: they are targeted to TT riders as well as to foilers. Will never work. My Kite works really flutter free with TT. Bu...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Repeatable measuring of lift-to-drag ratio, anybody?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Repeatable measuring of lift-to-drag ratio, anybody?

Very nice topic that may slide to deep technical arguments. I have been investigating a long time on L/D ratio measures, here is my current conclusion : Snip... For a Hydrofoil : 1-You can use a boat to pull the rider , put a load cell (like luggage weight sensor) on the traction rope. Using the sp...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2018 Formula Kite European Championships
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: 2018 Formula Kite European Championships

Since when is 25 knots "survival conditions" for the top racers? I've personally seen Nico ride in 30kts+ during a gale and do JUST fine. So did I, for what it's worth... Problem was not the wind, but the sea conditions. Yup - huge "waves", hmmm actually not waves, but huge close CHOP waves like ra...

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