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by Lanc
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast
Replies: 24
Views: 5318

Re: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast

I would pack the 15m if you want to kite everyday. Head down to cape point direction for saturday/sunday. There are sharks everywhere but they don't really bother us. There was a fairly big one hanging around Blouberg the past weekend, it scared quite a few of the visitors out the water. Just watch ...
by Lanc
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2018 - All Info
Replies: 195
Views: 28372

Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Why Wednesday ? Forecast I'm looking at (windfinder) shows much better wind today. Also better in the weekend. Maybe just a bad forecast ? The organizers must be looking at the WRF forecast instead of the GFS https://www.windguru.cz/91 I've found sometimes the GFS is more accurate and other times t...
by Lanc
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2018 - All Info
Replies: 195
Views: 28372

Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

There were six cameramen on the beach testing their stuff this afternoon.
Two cameramen per rider!!
I think the live stream is going to be good this year.

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by Lanc
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2018 - All Info
Replies: 195
Views: 28372

Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Looks like it will happen on Saturday:

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by Lanc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WOO gen1 vs gen2 accuracy
Replies: 28
Views: 6867

Re: WOO gen1 vs gen2 accuracy

Was it consistently one position on the board that was higher? Was the one in the centre higher or the other one (it looks like the higher jumps were registered on the Lance profile to me so wondering where this sensor was mounted) My woo was the one in the center which recorded higher. Gerhard's w...
by Lanc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2018 - All Info
Replies: 195
Views: 28372

Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

The forecast doesn't seem really exciting! :cry: who has the most accurate forecast? Windguru is the most accurate https://www.windguru.cz/91 , though you can add 5-10knots on to their forecast. The are busy setting up some sort of scaffolding stand thing, probably the judges tower. I would not wan...
by Lanc
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WOO gen1 vs gen2 accuracy
Replies: 28
Views: 6867

Re: WOO gen1 vs gen2 accuracy

I tested two woo 2.0's on the same board this weekend. I was rather surprised at how different the readings would be, up to 2.9m(23%) difference for the same jump. The setup: http://www.kiteforum.com/download/file.php?id=81926&mode=view Test session 1 http://www.kiteforum.com/download/file.php?id=81...
by Lanc
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 467
Views: 59410

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

... I'd like to know from a technical perspective how this kite jumps so well and supposedly drifts amazingly?? There is usually a trade off there, but has switch discovered the Holy Grail?? I've read the reviews, but I'm wondering how the kite does this from a design pov ??? Hope I get a decent re...
by Lanc
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nick Jacobsen jumps of a building again
Replies: 21
Views: 3654

Re: Nick Jacobsen jumps of a building again

And then he jumps off the Burj Al Arab :o

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by Lanc
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for kite recommendation that fit my style (mixed, but mostly oldschool)
Replies: 11
Views: 1817

Re: Looking for kite recommendation that fit my style (mixed, but mostly oldschool)

You TT riding sounds similar to mine. I am 50/50 TT/SB. I have pivots and drifters for waveriding. The 2013 switchblade was one of my favourites. I've got Nitro 5 in 8m and 10m now, really like the direct feel and hangtime. Getting height in a jump is not as easy as switchblade's sheet in and go but...

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