- On 27/10/2015
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The riders have done a good session last Saturday at Lake Monteynard, thermal famous was the appointment to ensure a good day of kiting. The fall colors have taken over the banks of the lake, autumnal atmosphere adds a real plus in the session. Pictures of Marc BENOIT speak for themselves, the contrast is striking, it is often during these days that one performs the best photos of the lake.
Marc BENOIT has yet demonstrated that he was the pro at just picture with these beautiful photographs, a real pro
On the session, the north wind was pretty light, but steady which enabled the rider to exploit much of the lake extensively. The four riders are equipped with Ozone Chrono 1, Chrono 2 and R1 for Benoit BILLET. On the session all riders was equipped with the front fender SPORT range Alpinefoil
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- On 15/10/2015
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Session at Lake Bourget Saturday, October 9, 2015:
Part of Team Alpinefoil France was given an appointment at the Lake Bourget Saturday, October 9, 2015 at Lake Bourget, although conditions were met, northerly flow, bad weather, parameters rather conducive to the rise of the wind .
In the end, a good session which allowed Fabio our new team member to discover the lake with his flying carpet, congratulations to him
Back to the last stage of the Speed Crossing Championship to be held in Perros Guirec. The Alpinefoil riders answered present, Benoit Billet and Nicolas Wojnacki gathered there to battle with the best. Benoit ticket was equipped with the new 5.0 with Alpinefoil wing race, which allowed him to glean a few up on other competitor. You should know that to Benoit exceeded 35 knots during his last training in Lake Monteynard with alpinefoil 5.0. Benoit has finished sixth in the standings Senior grapillant a place by beating Thomas Vaclavik and being behind Martin Turbil a big applause for this progression, in the top 10 in the General classification.
Nicolas him when equipped with the 4.5 Alpinefoil and wing Sport was not unworthy by finishing seventh in the standings veterans, he finished 27th in the general classification
The Alpinefoil team (Deronzier Emmanuel Benoit Billet, Nicolas Wojnacki) have a little way to rally Wimereux to participate in the 3rd stage of the Speed Crossing 2015!
Armed with their AlpineFoil and wing SPORT, our three Grenoblois pleased to participate GDF Suez Energies France Kite Tour 2015.
After Almanarre and Festikite, they did not want to miss the third stage of the championship of France speed crossing.
Back on the competition with very promising results of our three riders.
In general, Benoit TICKET finished 14th, Emannuel Deronzier in 22nd place and Nicolas WOJNACKI in 26th place
Seniors Result: Benoit TICKET finished in 8th place
Results Veteran : Emmanuel Deronzier finished in 5th place and Nicolas WOJNACKI finished in 7th place
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- On 07/07/2015
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I've been riding my Alpinefoil hydrofoil for more than a year now and recently I had the privilege of visiting the founder, Damien Chaboud at Alpinefoil HQ in Le Touvet, France. I've been an admirer since I first rode the Alpinefoil and it was incredible to see his operation first-hand, and to ride with the Alpinefoil crew there at their spot, Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet.
Damien also gave me the full rundown on his latest additions to the Alpinefoil product line: the Sport wing and the Access 5.0 aluminum / carbon foil. He sent a Sport wing home with me to San Francisco and so in this post I’ll focus on the Sport wing, with another to follow about the Access 5.0 setup.
The standard Alpinefoil wing is known as the XLP, for “eXtra Large Program”, a French-English acronym that speaks to the large surface area and easy handling of this wing. The XLP is a perfect wing for getting started with foiling and progressing to the high-intermediate level. The Sport wing is designed for those who are ready to go even faster, whether for free riding or racing.
The Sport wing has a smaller surface area, shorter chord length, and upswept 'shark fin' winglets – let's call them sharklets – at the wingtips. Overall, the design goal is lower drag, faster top speed, and greater maneuverability, while retaining the stability and low-speed performance of the XLP. Normal maximum speeds for most riders on the XLP are in the range of 22-25 knots, whereas Damien has already been clocked at nearly 33 knots on the Sport wing, and most riders should be able to readily achieve 30 knots.
I’ve been riding the Sport wing over the past week or so, and it seems to me that Damien has achieved all of these goals and more. First of all, the Sport wing is incredibly easy to ride. Just power up, pop out and you’re flying. The Sport wing does require perhaps two more knots of board speed to get flying, but it still has the same ease of use and stability of the Alpinefoil design in general. I was able to fly the Sport wing back to back with the XLP in very light wind, and it's clear that the Sport wing has incredible low end for such a fast wing. I was up and riding on the Sport wing immediately, just faster and even smoother. Pitch stability is unchanged, and while the Sport wing is still very stable on the roll axis, it rolls and turns more quickly once you initiate a movement, resulting in a livelier, more dynamic ride.
Some of you may be wondering if the Sport wing is the “Race” wing. Damien has produced a few one-off “HELD” wings for racing, but there is no production full-race wing yet. The Sport wing is in production and our team riders are racing and winning on the Sport wing. I can imagine that there is still room for a full-on race-only wing at some point, but for most riders the Sport wing will suit be more than enough for high-speed free riding as well as racing.
I’ve been super stoked on the Alpinefoil program from the start, and now even more so after meeting Damien in person and riding the new Sport wing. I also got a preview of what’s coming later this year and in 2016 – and believe me, it’s going to blow your mind!
Alpinefoil Team Rider
- On 01/07/2015
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- On 26/06/2015
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The friendly 2015 at Lake of Serre Ponçon took place from Saturday 20 to Sunday 21, a warm and trendy with unmatched wind conditions.
15 knots on Saturday and Sunday 12-14 knots with a free sun. Two races were launched during the day Saturday, here are the results:
Sunday Free shipping with exchange of friendly gear and presentation of trophy PKHA has put into play next year, the winner is Marek Mettler for his performances both on the water and ashore, it closed the bar and its corruption by the jury binouzes wagons. A big thank you to the friends of Power Kite Hautes Alpes club and Altitude Kite for the organization.
Here the return of some riders who tried Access 5.0 during the friendly (Information taken from the forum foil http://kitefoil.forumactif.org/t2745p25-new-alpin-foil-2015)
The highlight : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdn1a6ZLaDM