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by TomW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 5532

Re: Moses 2019

How about a " Travel Mast" that breaks down into 2 parts ? One one part 80cm other part 15/20 cm extension. extension could be at board side and be part of mast plate. Might also be convenient for people to break down for getting it into car without removing mast from the board. Pocket travel board ...
by TomW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bar without Trim adjustment
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: Bar without Trim adjustment

Mossy,
Inclined to agree- The trimmer is not really in the way. I made trimmer-less as an experiment, and it reduces cost- no need for the cleat and the Y thingy for front lines. Plus extra line to rig. I buy the Ozone ones it together about 40€.
It is a simpler set-up, but the negatives are there.
by TomW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019 new gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Moses 2019 new gear

lots of used Comets for sale...
by TomW
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bar without Trim adjustment
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: Bar without Trim adjustment

Foil kites have so much wind range, I feel like a trimless bar would really limit how and when you can use your kite. Not to say it wouldn't be nice and clean, but having the ability to change line lengths on the fly while riding is a big multiplier, especially with a hydrofoil. I agree. But you ca...
by TomW
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bar without Trim adjustment
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: Bar without Trim adjustment

Use a bar I madewith no trim on Ozone Hyperlink 7 and 9 m. Mostly i use a Ozone bar with trim. There's not a huge difference. I rig the kite on rear line knots according to the wind which is a bit tricky because you have to estimate on beach. On bar with trim, I'll do that once on the water by feel ...
by TomW
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Difference on the small foil boards..
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Difference on the small foil boards..

Thanks for your thoughts Peter. My 2 boards 12O0 and 1350mm are so similar in construction and weight. 300 g difference in weight. The mast is 50mm further back on the 1200mm so the nose is 100mm further out. I guess the surprising thing is the perceived difference. The feeling is huge difference co...
by TomW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board short harness
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Board short harness

I have the Dakine shorts with 2018 rope spreader. Can't say anything about durability, only about 30 sessions on them, but no wear at all yet. I find them comfortable, give a lot of freedom of movement. 2017 rope spreader was shite. The rope one was dangerous because it plastic clip was taking the l...
by TomW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Difference on the small foil boards..
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Difference on the small foil boards..

Changed from my 135 to 120 board today and first went out on 590 wing. Easy enough to get going. Then went in and changed to 633 wing because there was seaweed. Both wings are much less pitch stable and more agile on small board. Hypothesis: the wind is pushing on the board causing some sort of stab...
by TomW
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: 3D Printed Wings - please post your experiences here

Really cool. Why not use carbon tubes/ bars instead of ss?
And one layer of glass would be really easy.

Trouble with inner spar is the wing has to be flat.
by TomW
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Difference on the small foil boards..
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Difference on the small foil boards..

Pocket board in 2 to 2,5 kg range has huge impact on foil behaviour. I built 2 boards, one is 120cm x47 the other 135 x 47. 300g difference. The 15cm difference is 75mm taken off tail and nose in relation to the mast. Huge difference in agility on same foil. I can't figure out how it has such a huge...

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