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by socommk23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?
Replies: 40
Views: 8680

Re: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?

A lines need lengthening or b and c shortening. An increase in camber can introduce a frontal collapse but lengthening the z lines will not change the aoa of the front of the aerofoil therefore will not alter it's collapsing. Imo
by socommk23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde CR:X foil
Replies: 12
Views: 1723

Re: Neil Pryde CR:X foil

Look on Facebook. Jack ridel is selling a full set used for under £2k or new for under £3k

https://www.facebook.com/jack.ridel
by socommk23
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: 4 Degrees up on the wing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2304

Re: 4 Degrees up on the wing?

I'm interested too. But I've been reading. Basically a flat bottom foil will generate less lift when at zero AoA to flow, a foil with shape on bottom will have some lift at zero AoA. So you might need a constant AoA built into the design to generate a certain lift and a specific speed. Foil designe...
by socommk23
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flysurfer Flydoor 6
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 6

I love my large tt board for low wind days in the shallows. But I opted for a radical kiteboard at £300 new. It's bloody brilliant and well worth it at under half the price of this.
by socommk23
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !
Replies: 56
Views: 9097

Re: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !

This video shows the trick with 1st gen Sonic 15m probably with 21m std lines from dual perspective. I wonder when multiple deadman's turns are done with HF in a row.. https://vimeo.com/124712637 Craig sparks is a very talented freestyle buggiers and had the right conditions and place to pull this ...
by socommk23
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !
Replies: 56
Views: 9097

Re: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !

360? No.....it's called a dead man's turn! It's been done in buggy for years but on a hydrofoil it's something special. A lot more skills needed to do it while standing on an underwater plane.

https://youtu.be/ZJC-fen0h8w
by socommk23
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cooperatively Complex Kiting Quiver Question
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Cooperatively Complex Kiting Quiver Question

If I were you I'd consider a set of foil kites. They will excell in all the conditions you want them to fly in and the depower range is far better than any lei. Maybe start with flysurfer viron as a beginner foil kite. Or pansh genieis for cheap kites. Move onto flysurfer speed5's once your proficie...
by socommk23
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who here is Kite Foiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 2224

Re: Who here is Kite Foiling?

I tried foiling twice last year and got bored of face planting very quick. Just got back round to it in the last week or so, 5 short sessions in now and im making progress with nice controlled gliding hops and trying for longer flights while getting used to the speed I need to lift and understanding...
by socommk23
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

I'm pretty sure every aluminium mast is the same now. Keeps it real cheap to produce. Mark up is massive. Foils are extortionate for what essentially is now old tech. When you produce enough cars, prices come down, foils are not following any such trend no matter how similar they are. Naish foil loo...
by socommk23
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list
Replies: 46
Views: 12018

Re: Pansh Aurora II 10m - one item off bucket list

No need to shake the kite to inflate it. Just hold the bar in. Make it backstall almost to a hover and the tips come out naturally. Shaking it about will just age it faster.

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