Hey man, thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, you are saying foil kites boost bigger than an inflatable or that a hydrofoil boosts bigger than a twin tip?evan wrote: ↑Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:08 pmUsing a woo for over a year on the foil with racing gear i can fairly certain state that in any winds under 30kn a hydrofoil wins with a big margin. The only way not to get a global #1 position is if there was a storm somewhere else or a fellow foil-booster jumped higher and i am called a cheater already for the amount of times i got the national daily #1 spot as jumping 13-16m in 16-20kn wind becomes a given fact. But I enjoy racing against my buddy's too much so often end up with just a handfull of 10m+ jumps on the list, haha.
With winds gusting above 30kn you need to use too small kites and the sea becomes too rough to make safe. Also foil jumps are a bit weird going totally vertical at takeoff and landing almost in the same spot with less hangtime while on a TT you can float pretty far when boosting the same heights so they feel less high when foiling.
Wind limit depends a lot on your level, the foil and line length. On short lines (10-15m measured from the bar up) you can hold the kite much longer and still get a decent upwind speed. You also want a small high-AR wing and long mast for the same reason to hold and control more power. Also some wings just jump better, the smaller aspect HW jumps higher compared to the larger bionic front race wing from Levitaz although they perform almost the same when it comes to racing. The aspect HW just ejects jou out of the water violantly at takeoff where the bionic reacts less to the extra angle you give the foil to jump out of the water.
So foil kite + hydrofoil is boosting bigger than tube kite + hydrofoilfogmeister wrote: ↑Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:04 ami agree with evan......from wat we have seen a hydrofoil slaughters a twin tip ........and a foil kite jumps higher than a tube kite day in and day out ( in under 30-35 kts, and no massive kickers).........i have yet to see some of our good riders on tubes outjump the foils.
Users browsing this forum: airsail and 9 guests