davesails7 wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm
This video of Jacob Olivier on a Mike's Lab race foil last year has him gliding/pumping over 100m:
https://www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-n ... e-pumping/
He has serious talent though, so your results may vary
I know I've never had much luck pumping on my race foil. I seem to get best results from just gliding and keeping angle of attack low when trying to get going when underpowered.
Yes my hope was my result would vary significant towards more effective
. As I don't see really effective pumping in this video, but could be it is just to hard to do this better on a fast race foil and he is not even hindered by a kite. See final video how a kite breaks you down of about 15 km/h in less than 5 sec, where you would normaly make 50 m even without pumping.
So maybe Frank was already right with the first post, that it is still better to load with speed halfwind on a race foil and then collect all small gusts you can get, till the end. My cases are most side to side offshore winds, but sometimes wind disapears also upwards. Wind fields in the mountains can be pretty complex.
1) Thank you for your experience. So I understand a 80 to 96 cm strut will be good but 110 cm could be to long. Would you recommend normal or smaller stabs/fuselage compared to normal kitefoils?
2) Will try to make some experience dropping a tube and pumping around with my 990 cm² wing.
3) For sure, but don't expect to buy a SUPfoil at the moment.
But I think a big well shaped SUP foil as it seems to be this nice 1600 cm² Armstrong and a heart of a young bull like Kai is the need for such long runs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0xj2GIP9t4
Don't expect pumping helps you doing a 360 galactical, as first you are just concentrated to ride fast downwind while keeping control of track curve and then on the end slowed down and ready to pump the final 220 degrees go around to fast to start pumping:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3xi2mw ... be&t=0m12s