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by Peter_Frank
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4130

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

Not racing, but same principles I think, when you go fast downwind and downloop carving back and fourth: Kite up high (switch feet), and then do the turn while initiating the downloop. The loop will be a bit later as it takes some time for the kite to start turning. This way your kite will "follow" ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drysuits circa 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 5834

Re: Drysuits circa 2018

Thanks for the feedback. Regarding the wetsuit sizing, do they take into consideration additional layers that will need to be worn in the sizing charts or is it wise to "size up"? I suppose I should confirm with the manufacturer of whatever suit I decide to go with but it would be good to know for ...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which brands of kitesurfing boards and considered the good ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 4949

Re: Which brands of kitesurfing boards and considered the good ones?

Thanks for the info guys. What about the brands though? Other than Shinn and North, what other brands do you recommend? Any brands you think I should stay away from? And since this can be subjective, I would maybe look at it from the standpoint of quality, popularıty, reputation and market share. A...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling foot switches
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: Foiling foot switches

Thanks for the replies. Good to know others find this switch more problematic as well. Peter - this is exactly how I do my foot switches toe to heel on my surfboard too. On the hydrofoil I have been trying them much later after the turn is completed, thinking I need to get the kite up to 11 o'clock...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling foot switches
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: Foiling foot switches

You are right, it seems heel to toe foot switch is the easiest, as most jibe this way and learn quite fast, racers use this method always, having the kite make them weightless for a moment (thus here we call it the "race" jibe). I cant do it :roll: But I dont really wanna learn either - it feels wro...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who rides the tallest mast?
Replies: 15
Views: 4643

Re: Who rides the tallest mast?

Levinson wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:14 am
To try to answer your question isn't the tallest production mast 111? Im on 92 my self and would not go smaller!

Many racers put an extension plate on the mast head, so it becomes maybe 10 cm longer.

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 301
Views: 67973

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

Hi Gunnar, Great video, as usual! I have been wondering which board are you riding in your freeride video. Can you compare this board to a Ketos 118, if you have tried it? Thank you, Jaros Hi Jaros, I have ridden one. Besides the fact that the Ketos can only take KF box foils, it is also 2cm less w...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to understand kite quiver
Replies: 30
Views: 8095

Re: Trying to understand kite quiver

(...) Small kites will be used so little that you will wonder why did you get them in first place. I also noted this quote - tomato, sorry, but this statement makes absolute no sense as a general statement, without information about your location and what you ride (OR what you define as small kites...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How many knots is that?
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: How many knots is that?

Any kite can start like this, in 6-7 knots and up, no matter how heavy I would say, especially when that cold :thumb:

The difficult part is, if on the water, when you lose speed, to keep it hanging to one side without flying the kite, thus lighter kites are used.

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 520
Views: 79657

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

The largest version of the Spitfire for SUP and SURF foiling. This XXLW version was said to be 1300 sq cm area, which I guess is the total wing area of both wings. The XLW is 800 sq cm total - if I remember right? I'd like to know where the centre of lift of the Spitfires is - relative to the leadi...

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