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Mossy 757
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Re: Too much power?!

Postby Mossy 757 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:00 pm

DukeSilver wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:54 am
From my limited experience as a beginner foiler of about 2.5 months, I think even a 12m tube kite would give me very little benefit. I'm 80kgs and riding a Hover Glide and Dwarfcraft 54 strapless. Once it's blowing 10-12kts, my 9m Catalyst does the job. Once it hits 15kts, out comes the 6m Catalyst. 20kts+ and my 3.5m C5 Cloud is up to the task. I just don't want to go out in winds below 10kts as these conditions tend to be too fickle and frustrating for a beginner with a LEI. As someone already mentioned, when the wind gets that light, it only has to drop 1 or 2kts and your kite falls out of the sky and is un-launchable. My 3 kite quiver has me covered from 11kts to 35kts+ and I'm really happy with this spread. The summer sea breezes in Western Australia average around 18 - 25kts, so my 6m and 3.5m kites will likely get the most use.
Yeah, but you should try a 9m in 25knots, that's the point of this thread!

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Re: Too much power?!

Postby Pedro Marcos » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:05 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:00 pm
DukeSilver wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:54 am
From my limited experience as a beginner foiler of about 2.5 months, I think even a 12m tube kite would give me very little benefit. I'm 80kgs and riding a Hover Glide and Dwarfcraft 54 strapless. Once it's blowing 10-12kts, my 9m Catalyst does the job. Once it hits 15kts, out comes the 6m Catalyst. 20kts+ and my 3.5m C5 Cloud is up to the task. I just don't want to go out in winds below 10kts as these conditions tend to be too fickle and frustrating for a beginner with a LEI. As someone already mentioned, when the wind gets that light, it only has to drop 1 or 2kts and your kite falls out of the sky and is un-launchable. My 3 kite quiver has me covered from 11kts to 35kts+ and I'm really happy with this spread. The summer sea breezes in Western Australia average around 18 - 25kts, so my 6m and 3.5m kites will likely get the most use.
Yeah, but you should try a 9m in 25knots, that's the point of this thread!
Ive tried, and i cannot control the speed or the lift of the foil, this with a freestyle foil, probably is easier with a race foil that will have less lift.

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Re: Too much power?!

Postby Mossy 757 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:20 pm

Pedro Marcos wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Mossy 757 wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:00 pm
DukeSilver wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:54 am
From my limited experience as a beginner foiler of about 2.5 months, I think even a 12m tube kite would give me very little benefit. I'm 80kgs and riding a Hover Glide and Dwarfcraft 54 strapless. Once it's blowing 10-12kts, my 9m Catalyst does the job. Once it hits 15kts, out comes the 6m Catalyst. 20kts+ and my 3.5m C5 Cloud is up to the task. I just don't want to go out in winds below 10kts as these conditions tend to be too fickle and frustrating for a beginner with a LEI. As someone already mentioned, when the wind gets that light, it only has to drop 1 or 2kts and your kite falls out of the sky and is un-launchable. My 3 kite quiver has me covered from 11kts to 35kts+ and I'm really happy with this spread. The summer sea breezes in Western Australia average around 18 - 25kts, so my 6m and 3.5m kites will likely get the most use.
Yeah, but you should try a 9m in 25knots, that's the point of this thread!
Ive tried, and i cannot control the speed or the lift of the foil, this with a freestyle foil, probably is easier with a race foil that will have less lift.
Have you ever tried trimming your stabilizer? Sounds like that might unlock some additional performance for you, it was like magic the first time I rode a properly trimmed foil, so much easier to go fast and much more stable.

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Re: Too much power?!

Postby Pedro Marcos » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:43 pm

I have no idea how to do that, and i do have 2 different stabilizers the 325 and the 330 from moses. The only diference between them is that the 330 its more stable and the 325 its easier to move around but more unstable.

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Re: Too much power?!

Postby Mossy 757 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:00 am

You can put a shim under the rear screw of your stab and it will induce more front foot pressure. If you put the shim under the front screw it will reduce front foot pressure. You can use a plastic milk carton or an old credit card/hotel key card for the shim, easy to cut and about the right size.

Check out these videos http://www.deltahydrofoil.com/pro-tips.html


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