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High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby plummet » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:32 am

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby BraCuru » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:13 pm

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:29 pm

3.5 m2 kite and small wing/board :D

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby plummet » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:57 pm

That looks like some mad conditions Bra, What kite size and wind was there?

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby BraCuru » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:30 pm

plummet wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:57 pm
That looks like some mad conditions Bra, What kite size and wind was there?
It was easy & comfortable - 5m kite in 25kts ish.
More demanding conditions we had on 29th October - official measured gusts up to 55kts and waves upto 5-6m at Kolobrzeg pier:

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we were riding 150m above the pier:
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I was on 5m kite and strongest gusts were above 40kts. The wind was not weaker than 25kts.
Did not approach to the pier too close due to onshore conditions. One mistake and I would end up badly.
3m inflatable would be a better choice ;) Do not posses it.

BTW.
The highest measured wave (4 km offshore buoy) at Hel peninsula was 13 m that day. I believe it's the Southern Baltic record ever.

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby tautologies » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:27 pm

These are pretty amazing guys. :-)

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby PD Gorby 67 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:41 pm

Great to see photos of people foiling in conditions that are challenging for any kiteboarder.

Which of you guys are riding Strapless in these conditions? And what tips would you give to someone aspiring to ride strapless in more challenging conditions?

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:15 pm

PD Gorby 67 wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Great to see photos of people foiling in conditions that are challenging for any kiteboarder.

Which of you guys are riding Strapless in these conditions? And what tips would you give to someone aspiring to ride strapless in more challenging conditions?

I do (as you can see on the picture)

If you just ride in more and more challenging conditions, it will come naturally over time - at first you will have difficulties conquering the white wash and dumping waves, where you even when good might fail - but over time you will get better and better at this, strapless, and you can ride more relaxed in crazy winds and waves, although also an adrenaline kick when blasting down a huge wave at max speed and see if you can manage or not :rollgrin:

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 pm

Vineyard Cup 2016, 27-32 knots, 7m Edge, Sword2

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Re: High wind hydrofoil photos

Postby plummet » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:51 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 pm
Vineyard Cup 2016, 27-32 knots, 7m Edge, Sword2

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Wow, You would be powered to all hell on a 7m edge in 32 knots on a foil wouldn't you? I bet there was some whiplash inducing speeds going on if you crashed.


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