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by Peter_Frank
Mon May 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 465
Views: 106326

Re: Moses 2018

I‘m in my second Foilseason now and had two sessions with my new Fluente (590). I understand that 633 provides more lift and stall speed is further reduced so that any manouver attempts could be practised at lower speeds. What I do no not understand so far: isn‘t it a con that kite sizes needed are...
by Peter_Frank
Sun May 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One Board - Kite and Surf Foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 7947

Re: One Board - Kite and Surf Foiling

Can not say for sure, but must say on "internet" experience only, that I doubt that one can use the same board for both…. Either it will be way too big when powered reasonably for kitefoiling, meaning feeling clumsy and catching edges etc, and/or it will be too small for a good surf foil :roll: 8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Sat May 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Going from Short Mast to Long mast Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 16577

Re: Going from Short Mast to Long mast Advice

My very thoughts too jkrug :thumb:

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Sat May 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how long is too long?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5272

Re: how long is too long?!

I think the best answer is just go try it. People are always asking in this forum about what's the "right" line length. Wouldn't it suck if you took the advice of some random here on the forum who told you "such and such length is the longest never go above it" and only figured out years later that...
by Peter_Frank
Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how long is too long?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5272

Re: how long is too long?!

Good question - sorry to say I dont know… Mostly because I have found 29-32 m to be a good length to get a lot of extra punch both on a not too big foilkite and a LEI kite, but still a comfy length for fun and carving too and does not feel "long" or a nuisance in any way :D I think, but honestly don...
by Peter_Frank
Fri May 18, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 7759

Re: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar

I honestly dont think board size matters at all, nor the bar... Small boards can shoot up and get caught when kite is low and you crash, just as easy as bigger boards in my experience, in fact easier as I believe we use the smaller boards in a lot more wind than the big ones, so statistically a lot ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed May 16, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 311
Views: 75404

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

Cool foil "bar" :naughty:

And shows how smooth a hydrofoil rides even in that chop :thumb:

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Vertical Stabilizer on Liquid Force Rocket Foil
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Re: Vertical Stabilizer on Liquid Force Rocket Foil

Nice to see the 3D stab, cool :thumb: In my experiences it is personal taste, just like a windsurf waveboard where some like really small twinzer fins so it becomes skaty and loose, others like a regular fin that gives more drive in the bottom turns and on the wave and better "hold" when pushed hard...
by Peter_Frank
Tue May 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: WindFoil - KiteFoil
Replies: 117
Views: 22019

Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

You have some room to play with, as you can move the mastbase in the track, and also remove the rear strap for starters to find the trim. Only problem is, that even if an experienced kitefoiler, you will feel more unsecure at first without the rear strap as you need more power. The rear strap is exc...
by Peter_Frank
Tue May 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: WindFoil - KiteFoil
Replies: 117
Views: 22019

Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

3Inlets, Peter, Thanks for the follow-ups. I agree with all the downsides and inefficiencies of windfoiling vs. kiting. I'm interested in pursuing it as my beach gets effectively closed down in the summer due to swimmers, and the remaining kiteable beach only works at low tides due to a wind shadow...

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