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by socommk23
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4706

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

One of the locals here is 81yo and just started foiling. He's been kiting for years
by socommk23
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?
Replies: 21
Views: 2369

Re: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?

In 6-8kts still learning to hf, I'm using an 18m diablo and it's marginally overpowered once up to speed for my ability but it's easily reined in.
by socommk23
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Doors instead of foil for summer days?
Replies: 36
Views: 2700

Re: Doors instead of foil for summer days?

I have a large radical tt kiteboard for low wind in the flat shallow waters with my 18m diablo. 12kts is a lot of fun and able to jump around with a smile on your face.
Anything less then it's on the foil board. Today was 6-8kts and foiling was even more fun when the water was millpond
by socommk23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite folding in half when going upwind!?
Replies: 40
Views: 9136

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: 1988

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: 2473

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: 516

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: 58
Views: 10449

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: 58
Views: 10449

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: 995

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...

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