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by windmaker
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 319
Views: 107917

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I didn't really like it, but can't fault it since below is very personal feeling. Here is why: - quite high bar pressure - quite slow, well not quite, sloooow. 12m, 15-17kn - doesn't pivot (like I would expect from a Sonic and R1 background)* - feels like a truck pulling me - upwind on TT is averag...
by windmaker
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Innovation - Load Frame Technology
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: Airush Innovation - Load Frame Technology

:thumb: A friend has a 2 year old Union that has stretched between the frame, looks like a golf ball with all the dimples ... Question is what's worse: stretching between the frame and a kite that holds is original shape or an evenly stretched smooth canopy that completely changes the shape and pro...
by windmaker
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Innovation - Load Frame Technology
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: Airush Innovation - Load Frame Technology

foilholio wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Seems to distort the canopy from what I have seen. Would not be good for aerodynamics but that is not something tube designers really care about so not surprised.
:thumb: A friend has a 2 year old Union that has stretched between the frame, looks like a golf ball with all the dimples ...
by windmaker
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for 18+ knots
Replies: 82
Views: 12350

Re: Kite for 18+ knots

4m + 5m can work really well. Think +25%. The smaller the kites the closer they can be in size to make sense. Enduro 4m is an amazing high end kite. Cheers Frank :thumb: I have 3/4/5/6 and 8m kites. 3 to 5m is a huge gap. Even 3 to 4m is a little too big in my opinion, 3.5 to 4m would be better. 4 ...
by windmaker
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 quiver advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: 2018 quiver advice?

I've mentioned many advantages. One is that it's out of the way, it is also not susceptible to uv degradation like an external system is and the is no discernable difference in pumping up or deflating an external vs internal if you set it up right. If you don't (forgetting to close the thingies on ...
by windmaker
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 quiver advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: 2018 quiver advice?

:thumb: :thumb: If you are isolated and have problems with the octopus inflation (it happens) it will be a nightmare. Quad tex is just one more marketing gimmick. Would be wiser to go for an rpm/enduro/bandit/drifter style kite... Nonsense. The really few times I have had any issues with the Octopu...
by windmaker
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 quiver advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: 2018 quiver advice?

I"m leaning towards the PIVOT at this time :) ... Have you owned a Naish kite ? Familiar and OK with their octopus inflation system ? :thumb: :thumb: If you are isolated and have problems with the octopus inflation (it happens) it will be a nightmare . Quad tex is just one more marketing gimmick. W...
by windmaker
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Drifter 4 or 5 as smallest kite?
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Drifter 4 or 5 as smallest kite?

Try to calculate the percentage difference in size. That have worked for me when deciding what sizes. For example 12 9 7,5 6m2 is better than 12 9 7 5 (although often used). I would prefer 8 6 5 over 8 6 4.the gap between 4 and 6 is too much. Personally I have 12 9 7 5.5 and 4.5 m2. I recently boug...
by windmaker
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 425
Views: 108976

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

Excellent!
by windmaker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil comparison table
Replies: 15
Views: 1503

Re: Hydrofoil comparison table

Sandras wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:18 pm
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Doesn't make sense, isn't an easy foil suppose to be stable? Taaroa is the less easy but the most stable... RRD is the easiest but not as stable as Taaroa, other foils are stable but turn well others are unstable but don't turn well , kind of contradictory...

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