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Mossy 757
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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby Mossy 757 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:04 pm


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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby foilholio » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:01 am

nice info. The sonic 2 must be about to be released.

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby foilholio » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:08 pm

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby foilholio » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:27 pm

I chopped my 24meter lines, damn pansh! they're meant to be 25 arrr what do you expect for $35, they are actually quite good. Anyway I chopped them into 15,5.4 and 3. 15cm a join lost me a bit. Riding the 18m kite on 15m lines was very difficult to get going. I switched up to 20.4m lines. Much better I like this length. The top end is improved and the kite is only a little harder to work. I was thinking maybe 18 might work but I didn't have the time to try. I did how ever make some changes on my kite. No time to change lines again though but I definitely think 18m will work and maybe even 15m now. I would guess some where around the 16-19m would be good for 18m kites.

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:45 pm

Great info...

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:46 pm

foilholio wrote:I chopped my 24meter lines...
No mucking around ;)

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:24 pm

I just bought an Ozone bar and got the 21m race lines...compared to the 24m lines on my Cabrinha bar, I get why guys are going shorter. You're right, you have to move the kite around more, but once you're on foil and locked into a mode of sailing, the line length doesn't matter at all. I also have to think that taking 9m off your "mast" at the starting line make for closer racing between kiters, which is a good thing for competition and for spectators.

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby pstkk » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:26 am

Tech talks from the event: https://vimeo.com/user50662697

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby foilholio » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:04 am

Mossy 757 wrote: but once you're on foil and locked into a mode of sailing, the line length doesn't matter at all.
generally it doesn't but some times the wind gradient is such that longer lines are the only thing that will work. I remember having a wave session next to some mountains and I had to hold my kite very near the top of the window on 30m lines, dropping it just a little bit in the window and I couldn't stay on plane. Generally riding near or in wind shadows the longer the lines the closer you can get to them.

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Re: La Ventana Hydrofoil / Foil Racing...

Postby mig27 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:32 am

pstkk wrote:Tech talks from the event: https://vimeo.com/user50662697
In this video:

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..they mention the existence of tech talks from among other Ozone (R1 v2) and Levitaz around 2:20
Nevertheless I cannot find those videos :-?

Anyone?


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