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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Thanks Dave, so FRX is only kitefoil or is it also windfoil ?

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby slowboat » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:34 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Thanks Dave, so FRX is only kitefoil or is it also windfoil ?

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby davesails7 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:54 pm

Yeah I think their windfoil one design is called rsx:convertible

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby gbrungra » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 am

Pretty wild that in 2018 we are seeing inflatable kites winning a course race, and TT boards placing 2nd!

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:35 pm

gbrungra wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 am
Pretty wild that in 2018 we are seeing inflatable kites winning a course race, and TT boards placing 2nd!
Yeah, but like Dave said, in 20+ knots efficiency doesn't win the race, grunt does!

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby davesails7 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:12 pm

gbrungra wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 am
Pretty wild that in 2018 we are seeing inflatable kites winning a course race, and TT boards placing 2nd!
Not a course race, just a downwind (broad reach) distance race.

The key to winning this year was not to crash. Last year in the same distance race there was half as much wind and I did the course 1 minute faster. In the 12-14 kts last year, the hydrofoil and foil kites were WAY ahead of the twintip and inflatable kites.

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Re: Delta Hydrofoil's George Hradil talks foil design and the future of the sport

Postby nixmatters » Tue May 08, 2018 12:32 am

Mossy 757 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:39 pm
nixmatters wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Guys, thanks for the posts and all the comments!
I found this topic while searching for any info on NP FRX OD. My interest was triggered after I heard a guy on FRX kit (inflatable kite) won over all the ram air kite rivals, mostly Ozone!
Well, that's already something!
What competition did you hear this from?
At Fort 2 Battery, couple of weeks ago. Took me a while to find the interview with the guy who won with one design gear:
https://www.facebook.com/SailingAnarchy ... 551230375/


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