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by plummet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

OK, Here's my plan. I'll take your guys advice and try as many foils as I can. That is difficult as There's only one other at my local that foils. But where and whenever I can I'll ride some foils. I won't be buying any production foil because I make my own gear. I'll keep making until I have a prof...
by plummet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Time for more stoke stories.
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Time for more stoke stories.

I've had a couple of good rides lately. Dailing jumps in on my new enduro 8m. 20-28 knots. Sweeeet wind and sweeeet ramps. By the end of the session I was fully dailed abd got some sweeeeeeet jumps and managed some real nice hover landings. I really starting to enjoy the kite. Oh yeah. Then the othe...
by plummet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What 14-15m kite feels most like a small kite? Lightness, turning speed, but still has power for LW?
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: What 14-15m kite feels most like a small kite? Lightness, turning speed, but still has power for LW?

I think maybe you need to try a one stut or no strut kite. They will be light an turn least like a tank. But, A fast turning tank is still a tank! If you want to go small in light winds then you need to change the board to a hydrofoil. Then you can take your 8m that you love and zip around in 10 kno...
by plummet
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cloud Kites A Caution
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

Re: Cloud Kites A Caution

Wow, So much rage towards this guy who has only discussed his experience with this brand.

I think there are some fanboys here that need to calm there virgina's down and chill out.
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

From what i get out of this discussion is that there are very few people going out in this stuff and current surf designs are catering to smaller slower waves. So we have a knowledge gap of what equipment to use and actually how to ride waves. Agree about not many people going out in this stuff. An...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Over-powered on big wings
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Over-powered on big wings

Get a smaller kite. Changing the foot straps on the won't make any difference. In 25 knots i'm on a 4m and like to ride powered. I can ride that 4m from 15-16 knots. You won't be under gunned +20 knots on a tiny kite. or as i said above. Adjust the stabaliser angle. That will allow you to go faster ...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Slow. I did a lot of venting the rear wing in the early days exactly as you describe. The answer for me the wave with the mast deeper in the water. Then you can take the drop without venting the wing. Ideally a longer mast is required for steeper days to keep the rear wing deep enough. I'm stuck wit...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

Yes, definitely more LIFT on bigger, faster waves. I have said this on several threads including this one. when I get in waves which are bigger than I can comfortably ride, the difficulty I experience is not from the speeds or angles, it is from too much lift. My brain yells at me “more front press...
by plummet
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I'm actually finding this discussion really useful. Lots of different oppinions and ideas. Its all good. DRSurf. This location is not the prevailing wind angle so it would be very hard to invite dudes to ride it. You might get an opportunity once a month for a day or two. Borroing and using other f...
by plummet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fast wave hydrofoiling.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: Fast wave hydrofoiling.

I'm actually finding this discussion really useful. Lots of different oppinions and ideas. Its all good. Slowboat. I'm not trying to ride the wave like a surfer. But I am interested in riding it. Granted the clean waves are way more fun on a surface board for me at the moment. But that location has ...

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