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by Peter_Frank
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!

You can see a scientific calculation on kite sizes in different winds, correlated to what I use myself. In the low end nothing is easy and very uncertain, as the apparent wind and type of kite and board etc means so much, but above this point you can take the curves as a given quite precisely, which...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 2002

Re: For an absolute newbie

A 14 m2 kite is NOT that big for hydrofoiling, with 107 kg. It corresponds to a 10 m2 kite for the average weight, so the 14 m2 would be just fine in 10-12 knots for you Lopi :thumb: If you need to ride in say 15 knots, I think a 10 m2 would suit just dandy, when you have mastered that is - for lear...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 423
Views: 108599

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

Good review of the Onda. Now that Ive had several sessions on mine Im going to say its not the be all end all of foils...there are always tradeoffs...for example the Onda wing floats and causes the whole rig to stick up and you have to body drag back to it in spill, it can be slow....but in an inte...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 3653

Re: The stagnant foiler.

I got it the same way, relatively stagnant but not because of too little time on the water :lol: There are some basic reasons why one dont progress: 1. Way too little time on the water. 2. Not over-talented, and you reach your own limit at some point and you feel stagnant. 3. Not trying new things, ...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 2715

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

Here you got the racers as one group, only foil kites except for when learning. (and those starting on racegear but going to freestyle later instead as a changeover group, but having had carbon they never go back to alu) Freeriders/freestylers/waveriders as another group. A beginner racer start with...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 2715

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

Masts are one of the cheapest parts of the foil. I don't know anyone who's had lessons. I know plenty of foilers though. No, they are the most expensive part of a carbon foil. Only if aluminum foils, they are cheap, so depends what new foilers get, which can be both, quite evenly distributed here. ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?
Replies: 27
Views: 2715

Re: Are you thinking about becoming a foiler?

No need to get professional lesson watch a couple videos you be fine only gonna learn with practice. Hmmm, disagree - you would learn A LOT with lessons, also being able to learn on a really short mast instead of wasting money on one yourself. Especially carbon short masts if you have got a carbon ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: too light to drift downwind?
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: too light to drift downwind?

This happens to me 8 our of 10 times in strong wind and flat water. The foil floats, and the board acts as a sail. For some reason it finds a way to rotate and position the board upwind. I usually swim hard for 2 min. If the board gets a head start, I would struggle. I use a UNIfoil 175 wave foil a...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Beginner Foiler Water Jibe Transitions
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Beginner Foiler Water Jibe Transitions

Nice video walkthrough :thumb: You do the "Race jibe" with front rear foot shifted forward on the way in through the jibe. Basically there are two ways you jibe on a foil, the race jibe and the surf jibe. Surf jibe is where you go through the turn exactly like you describe but dont switch your feet ...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

Re: Moses 2019

As we are having more issues with seaweed every year, I am sure there is a market for a seeweed setup with a more delta shaped wing. The 633 is already great but the stabilizer is collecting quite a bit of weed. So maybe just a deltashaped stabi for the 633...can't wait... Hmmm, we have periods wit...

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