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by kibokit
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Video Topic - post all videos here
Replies: 1098
Views: 181135

Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

New Video: Kite-Speedster/Sit-on-top-kite-raceboard Hi everybody, had more than three years back posted a video of the predecessor to this latest prototype of mine, which had earned me some praise as well as some mockery, due to it looking slightly weird, this one is much better looking, faster, sma...
by kibokit
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Hello kibokit, Congratulation on striving to imagine and create a posible future! wouldnt a a fixed front foil like a rudder or front foils under the nose of your watercraft do the same job without the girating foils? what im saying is a modification of your moustache foil combination under the hul...
by kibokit
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Congratulations for such a wonderful idea. I think it will eventually get developed and commercialized. It will change a lot (specially all that metal in the front part), but you are into something. I just got one question for the moment: have you tried relaunching the kite from the scooter? I imag...
by kibokit
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

I like the idea of a non heeling design definitely the holy grail of speed sailing. The foils at the front seem dangerous even with a rubber trailing edge. The hull seems a bit big to me, is that out of a flotation concern for when/if the wind or kite drops? Looks like it is good fun on the water :...
by kibokit
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

I am going to try to convince some bigger companies, preferably kite board manufacturers, to bring this to market. No idea, however, how long this is going to take, but certainly a while. Nice to see when somebody is thinking out of the box :thumb: I would show it to Flysurfer since you fly that al...
by kibokit
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Very nice work and it does look like good fun. However, I think it is unlikely that any reputable manufacturer will get involved until you find a way to protect the rider from impact with the trailing edge of the foil . Since impact would be from the rider going forward but operational pressure is ...
by kibokit
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Hi, is this like the sail rocket where the front foil is actually generating downward force counter to the kite? Pretty freaking cool. Are you the same guy that started out with a kayak hull? I remember seeing that and thinking it needed a planing hull instead of displacement. Is it possible to add...
by kibokit
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Has anyone else noticed, it looks like he's riding a big red penis :o ? Just sayin'. This might be a big seller in San Fransisco, right? This design feature was absolutely not intended, but I had already recognized. As phallus symbols have proven to sell well, this probably should be further develo...
by kibokit
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

. . . not to compete with inherently simpler, faster alternatives like race boards, but rather to create a safer, albeit lower performance alternative that allows more than one person to ride together, with minimal training. In other words, a simple kite boat... which might also act as a stepping s...
by kibokit
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 8468

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

frankm1960 wrote:
kibokit wrote:So give me one good reason why that's a good idea and I'll shut up :)

Reason Nr1 (more on request): It is fun to ride rather effortlessly at 20+ knts speed in 10- knts of wind, without even having to train a lot.

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