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by wingnut
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The New 2018 Airush Core Foil Series Out Now
Replies: 18
Views: 1585

Re: The New 2018 Airush Core Foil Series Out Now

Yah! Nuff about that minor design gripe bullshit.We got bigger fish to fry, Yo. How about that foil design huh. Looks great, always wondered if that V tail would have a good effect, both being out of the wing turbulence and providing some additional yaw stability. wot say u ?
by wingnut
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: 5th line necessary to relaunch from snow/water ?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: 5th line necessary to relaunch from snow/water ?

Just Google "North bar and lines diagram" . ALL kitesurfing kites are a minimum of four lines. The center line that you are looking at allows the bar to slide up and down to allow for depower (sheeting) of the kite . Further up that center line there is a 'Y' in the lines where the two front lines s...
by wingnut
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75
Replies: 34
Views: 1757

Re: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75

That video is likely a red herring from the Kiwi's who will have some other plan to show up with on race day. This way Team Oracle will have spent all of Larry's money trying to make that thing work. lol. Remember boys, pump with your legs.
by wingnut
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75
Replies: 34
Views: 1757

Re: America's Cup 2021, the hydrofoil AC75

Dumb question. Could a square rigged clipper actually go upwind ? Probably not well I'm thinking.
by wingnut
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kai Lenny's new foil
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: Kai Lenny's new foil

That front wing is quite different than the Tuna. Much lower aspect and greater surface area, quite flat with just the tips turned down. Slow enough to stay on the wave with lots of lift .The bastard child of a LF - Thrust union perhaps.

What Facebook sequence?
by wingnut
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil

PS The "wedge" diagram is wrong. The text says the wedge lets you foil at lower speed. The diagram shows "with wedge" foiling at higher speed. A special wedge was created to adjust the angle of the rear wing. This allows the foil to fly at lower speeds, which are less intimidating for first-time fl...
by wingnut
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil

So, in my experience, pictures like that can be taken totally out of context. There are a huge number of factors that could cause that type of failure, it might be nice to see the whole wing. Granted those type of inserts in an injection molded piece could stand to be bigger/longer but there is no w...
by wingnut
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil

Looks good. Let's hope the reality matches the hype. The fact that North has taken their time coming to market with this means a lot IMHO. Ken Winner has given us some really great innovations over the years.
Is it available in most markets yet?
Anyone know what the price range is likely to be?
by wingnut
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1132

Re: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?

What about the stability of a small single strut vs a similar sized three strut. Would the single strut do a lot more flapping and be less stable? An Ozone Reo vs a Cloud (no strut), as complete opposites, for example in stormy conditions.
by wingnut
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1132

Kite choices for foiling in high winds ?

There is a fair amount of discussion about finding the right kite for foiling in light air but I am wondering what works best in higher winds. Winds where you would normally be using a 6 or 7m kite which for me would usually be 25 knots or better. Some say you should use a kite with multiple struts ...

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