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by Peter_Frank
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High Pressure kite by Bruno Legaignoux
Replies: 121
Views: 12293

Re: High Pressure kite by Bruno Legaignoux

Agree fully with edt and IainMacaskill, we dont want or need "wakeboarding" which is a totally different sport, far away from the wind powered lovely sport we got. There is a reason why so few do both - some freestylers yes, but overall not many. So bring it on, every new type of kite is interesting...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: alcohol and kitesurfing :-)
Replies: 26
Views: 1664

Re: alcohol and kitesurfing :-)

Ha haa :naughty:
by Peter_Frank
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: alcohol and kitesurfing :-)
Replies: 26
Views: 1664

Re: alcohol and kitesurfing :-)

I dont understand the purpose of this thread at all, as I dont see any connection with these two different topics "alcohol and kitesurfing"??? Btw, IF any, the very best way to "recover" after being totally wasted all night at a great party - is to go surfing the next morning/day, it really works wo...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Onda633 fuselage too heavy, any way to make a carbon one?
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Onda633 fuselage too heavy, any way to make a carbon one?

Yep, Horst is also <60kg :) The windsurfer carbon mast has really thin walls, can stand on it no probs, where is like 35mm in diameter. So having wrapped wood in carbon with 28-30mm diameter should be strong enough for heavy riders. It all depends how is wrapped, as you know...plus, the grain posit...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ideal foil depth for wave foiling?
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Ideal foil depth for wave foiling?

Does mast length 91 compared to 101 have a big difference in handling of wings for carving /riding waves ? No, cant really feel the difference in terms of handling in this respect between these two, only if choppy you will ventilate and crash just a tad more often with the 91 than the 101 but you c...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 118
Views: 8317

Re: Fatality in France

I don't like raising hands in any way. Just throw the chicken loop away. Agree there is a risk and releasing is even better yes. Although if you throw the CL you still have to signal to abort the launch after that, as you have the bar in the safety leash and might not be seen by the helper you have...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: naish ride
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: naish ride

neilhapgood wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:25 pm
any thoughts on if a 9m would be good for foiling, 2014 one going secondhand going locally to me?

thanks

Havent ridden it, but based on the reviews and its size, I would say "Go for it" :thumb:

Fast turning, and lighter than most Naish kites, and that is perfect for a 9 m2 on a foil.

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 118
Views: 8317

Re: Fatality in France

True, see this older thread about "Aborting a launch", as IMO the thumbs down or tap on your head is useless and dangerous. Either the cut-throat signal, or crossed waving arms - NEVER raise your hand not with thumbs up nor tapping your head, as it will be misunderstood when most critical. http://ww...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 118
Views: 8317

Re: Fatality in France

Very sad... Condolences. Short version is, most of us like to ride in high winds 25-35 knots average, either because you can jump higher on a TT, and loop wilder with more acceleration, everything gets more exciting of course. Or bigger waves forming, and simply necessary to be able to ride with "op...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 118
Views: 8317

Re: Fatality in France

P.S. that vid above is Lake Ontario. Yes, we need strong wind to get good waves there. 40 knots? No. Something over 25 knots is good. I would say 30 knots is just about perfect with a 5m kite. Over 35 knots it's too windy to ride waves wth any kind of control. Very true, 25-30 knots is perfect for ...

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