plummet wrote: ↑Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:23 pmNo. The limiting factor us not the kite. Snow kiters and kite buggiers hit 50-60+ knots with fairly low spec kites.Mossy 757 wrote: ↑Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:12 pmDo you think that the kites are the limiting factor for top riders? Like if Nico had a kite that could easily do 60 knots, would the foil follow along happily?
I have personally done around 50knots in my kite buggy on an old 10m edge. I've done been 45-50 knots on my 8m catalyst and 6m Reo!
So nice to read progress in understanding of our beloved sport toys!alexrider wrote: ↑Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:39 pmThey will never go fast as a speed board.... No reason why they wouldn't one day. Drag is what ultimately limits speed.
or jump higher than a twintip... No reason why they wouldn't. Easier for the average foiler to go ballistic than the average TT rider.
or surf better than a real surf... Depends how you define real surf. Check videos of what certain foil riders do on waves.
but foil win in light wind always.... Agree on this one.
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:59 pm
But no, there is no speed limit for a given foil
It is not drag that is the limiting factor for speed, nor the kites max speed (such a thing does not exist either, just as a hydrofoil can not have a max speed)
But it is not so, there is no max speed...
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