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by Regis-de-giens
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Is a Flysurfer Soul 18m too much for hydrofoil in light wind?

What you mean with 5-9 knots. If you see people kiting with doors in these conditions, then 12m is sufficient. If you want to kite when everyone else is watching, then 15-18m is needed. I fully agree with that summary. Even with my 60kg I need 15m2 of a powerfull foilkite to reach the lowest end. I...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 56
Views: 17494

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Im still at 8m tube in 12knts phase, but nevertheless my searching for ultimate marginal to decent wind kite is finaly over :) http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2400060&p=1021106 I tried the FRS 12m in light wind back-to-back with pulsion and sonic 2. Light but not marginal. Same appreciated beh...
by Regis-de-giens
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Repeatable measuring of lift-to-drag ratio, anybody?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Repeatable measuring of lift-to-drag ratio, anybody?

Very nice topic that may slide to deep technical arguments. I have been investigating a long time on L/D ratio measures, here is my current conclusion : For a kite , several options on a theoretical point of view : 1- measuring the angle to zenith : The tangant gives you the L/D ratio 2- on the beac...
by Regis-de-giens
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 30
Views: 15434

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

fernmanus: I think I'm the only one in town here with a 21m and several times I've also been the only person having a solid session on the water (though foil boards are cutting into that! ;) But my low end just doesn't feel low enough -- when it's blowing around 10 kts I know there should be power,...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 83
Views: 40927

Re: Pulsion 18m

But it is seen personal wind objective will be lower if kite allows it. I trust much more 9kn wind than 6kn wind and I greatly prefer a self rescue with a LEI in 7kn than with a foil kite in 4kn. That is true but you never choose the wind speed. Hence the real question is : When kitexpert arrives o...
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: [Sold] Conceptair Pulsion 18m 1700 euros
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: Conceptair Pulsion 18m for sale 1700 euros

Sold . will now fly to Spain !
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 83
Views: 40927

Re: Pulsion 18m

So IMO marginal wind flight ability allows you to either reduce your swimming risk I don't know, or is the opposite true :lol: If wind is very low there is a risk it will go near zero and it is game over no matter what kind of kite it is. Of course it has some interest to push the limits, but it is...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 83
Views: 40927

Re: Pulsion 18m

Foilholio Sorry I packed the kite for the buyer and forgot to measure :oops: Questionable if it is reasonable to judge kites from that basis. This depends on your objectives. If you are seeking for lowest end , this is obviously useful for two reasons : - you can theoretically foil as soon as the ki...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Test: lecca-lecca kite Minima beta 11 m²
Replies: 11
Views: 7757

Re: Test: lecca-lecca kite Minima beta 11 m²

Nice motto and fully agree with you.
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 83
Views: 40927

Re: Pulsion 18m

Thanks . Could you make a sketch of the point to measure ? I do not get which % You want. We need to Hurry-up because I sold the kite to go back to 15m2 . But A15 would not have flow in this poor wind. Certain from my a9 experience and weight measurement . A s4 lotus and Aurora light would also be d...

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