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by davesails7
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small vs large foil board
Replies: 32
Views: 2999

Re: Small vs large foil board

What about volume? 10-12L seems enough to float almost any foil so it won't sink, but gives challenges starting in light wind. Double that and the sinking when starting will be slower. If the board has a wide shape, it will also sink more slowly, even if volume is not great. To me volume seems even...
by davesails7
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Progression of a roll tack , need help
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: Progression of a roll tack , need help

My breakthrough was realizing I was turning the board too early. I needed the kite to be much further ahead of me through the turn than I thought. Having a big foil kite makes everything much easier too because it floats you through the turn. Being powered in general makes the tack easier. Good Luck!
by davesails7
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 30
Views: 4339

Re: Power.

as I use the North click bar I move my index finger over the depower button and click once - twice - gulp! 3 times O my God! Press agin but no response as all depower has been used Haha, i like your description of riding powered! Race bar setups have a much wider range of depower and you can go fro...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Difference Flysurfer Speed5 vs Sonic2 18.0?
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Difference Flysurfer Speed5 vs Sonic2 18.0?

When I compared the 12m Speed 5 to the Sonic1 11m back to back, I'd say the sonic had about 10% more height and hangtime.

I never tried 18m in Sonic1, but everyone said 18m was the best size that year. 18m is definitely my favorite size of the sonic 2.
by davesails7
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!

Ah, that makes sense. I only learned foiling jibes after I changed to this narrow board, so I'm used to where my foot needs to go.
by davesails7
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Tried for the first time a race board ... not happy!

When I changed to my new Delta foil I felt more comfortable with a wider stance. Gunnar said in one of his newer videos that a wider stance is needed for the newer race foils. I think because they are so locked in and stable, you need bigger inputs to get them to move where you want it to go. Coming...
by davesails7
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2017 IKA Formula Worlds: World’s Leading KiteFoil Racers to Gather for Exhilarating Showdown in Oman
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: 2017 IKA Formula Worlds: World’s Leading KiteFoil Racers to Gather for Exhilarating Showdown in Oman

Wow. If they do get all those top riders to the event that will be a very complete collection of the worlds top level talent. I can easily guess at the four kites allowed, but does anyone know which hydrofoil is required to be used by all competitors? CG I don't think it's 4 different kite models. ...
by davesails7
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 30
Views: 4339

Re: Power.

I originally was riding small kites, but now I ride the same size as others on twintip. Short lines allows you to ride with much more power. When really powered up, just ride upwind and downwind, not across the wind. Across the wind you get too much speed and can't stop it. Upwind, you push harder u...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 8m2 of Elf Joker7 tuning and tips
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: 8m2 of Elf Joker7 tuning and tips

I boght new kite in June this year and have ride on it only three times. All of times i got swimming out there, because joker packaged hemself directly, when kite losed litle bit power - realy disapointed of this kite! Yeah, that is unfortunately typical joker 7 behavior :-? How many times have you...
by davesails7
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Speed 6
Replies: 36
Views: 3960

Re: FS Speed 6

- Speed 6: a Sonic2 with DLX material (the Sonic2 is better than the Speed 5 in every department, even relaunch) and slightly redesigned (simplified) wing tips I though Sonic 2 was already delux material on bottom and trailing edge with lotus material on top skin. That lotus material is awesome how...

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