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by nismo98
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Jumping=new love of my life!
Replies: 42
Views: 18948

Re: Jumping=new love of my life!

Just because you can't do it doesn't mean its impossible. In 11 knots i have hit 10m on a prodigy and an old tkf foil and I suck compared to some local foilers. so with a fast wing and fast light kite should be able to in 8 knotts. The faster you go the higher the jump and those race foils go fast. ...
by nismo98
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional
Replies: 20
Views: 8533

Re: Andersson Foils Bi-Directional

I was thinking of building one of these the other day. My vision would have hinges on the wings so the front wing sits at 1 degree and the rear at -2. Otherwise it will be a horribly inefficient foil. This looks to have both wings set at 0 which will be rideable but lack top speed and stability.
by nismo98
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: the right sized kite
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: the right sized kite

As others have said I think it will depend highly on the wing style you ride on but also your body weight. I have flown a 5m in 12-14 knots on a medium aspect and had no problem going up wind but I am a lightweight. I actually had to loop the kite twice at times to get up(once to get on the board an...
by nismo98
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: OKarbon Hydrofoil
Replies: 11
Views: 4944

Re: OKarbon Hydrofoil

downunder wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:25 pm
Looks like huge wing area :)

Not sure why so thick, let the wing bend, does not need to be super rigid:)

Sretno i

Pozdrav !


Iirc ideally the thickness being 9% of the chord and anything more than that slows terminal velocity. What is the ratio?
by nismo98
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: More tacking questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

Re: More tacking questions

Just move your foot back to near (in front of) the back strap. You can put it in later. :wink: CG +1. This is what I do. I step my back foot on top of the front screw for the back foot strap. I actually ride like this until I go for a jump and then quickly jam my foot in the strap then send it. If ...
by nismo98
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Importance of foil weight/float
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Importance of foil weight/float

A floaty board with a heavy foil is a PITA to strappless water start. I have a manta and I ride it in straps because I like to jump but if you like strappless you want a set up that you can roll the board on its side easier. I have tried a double agent and even though the foil/mast isn't super light...
by nismo98
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warmer booties trick
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Warmer booties trick

We're now down into the zero to 4 degrees C range for both water and air temps. I hate cold feet and hands, and I think I accidentally found a trick to keep my feet warmer with the same booties. My old cold water (7 mm) booties were about worn out, and I was using them in the warmer weather as foot...
by nismo98
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ideal line length
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Ideal line length

Yesterday I built a bar for foiling that has 26m lines. Untill now I have only used 22m lines for foiling and I have 7m extensions. On the light days would I be better to use the 22m with extensions, the 26 as is or the 26 with extensions? The 2 kites I will be using them with are my 14m prodigy and...
by nismo98
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 371
Views: 70747

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

My words as tautologies say. If anybody buys obvious copied designs, it is not done "to test it for the comunity" but just to safe money for himself while supporting and creating an at least immoral industry. What those say to the designers is: "I like your design, but I just take it and wont pay y...
by nismo98
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dear old Nobile 666 and 555
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Dear old Nobile 666 and 555

Good friday Kiteforum members :D I would like to ask your honest opinion about the "meaningfulness" (give me the word) of buying a very old (but in brand new condition) Nobile 666 board or alternatively a Nobile 555 model. Am I crazy or would be worth it (I mean about the quality of the board, its ...

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