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by Regis-de-giens
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Race Kite Stability
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Race Kite Stability

Also deduced from readings : I would also vote for r1v2 equal to Peterlynn Aero among race kite.
Now if you include freeride foilkite in your list you can find even better.
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 107
Views: 33501

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Skywalker7 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:52 pm
I flown some mid aspect low performance kite and I was not really happy with them as their jumping performances was not higher then a good tube kite.
Which medium ratio foil kites have you flown for comparison ?
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Genetrix kites deserve more exposure..
Replies: 20
Views: 8530

Re: Genetrix kites deserve more exposure..

Could anyone detail the differences between v4 and v6 in 7m ? in particular in bar pressure and relaunch in high winds (30-50 knots)
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

I use a "Custom" prototype of ketos easy but a bit smaller. In between officials freeride and easy. Ok tanks for the clarification abot loop. But i feel and experienced that if i go toward the kite i get not enough line tension to put the big 15m2 in an short turn radius... am i the only one to expe...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

Your explanation reaches my english understanding limit but I think I get your point ; I understand that you talk about moving the kite up, while I describes a downloop; I also think that this downloop method would not work with a LEI or a race kite because it will collapse when loosing all tension ...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

I must say that in really marginal light wind, (say 4-6 knots) with my 15m medium/high ratio) , I first initiate the loop and then initiate the jibe only when the kite has turn 180 degree and is pointing in the new direction ; not sure it is the best technique in all cases, but it is the only way I ...
by Regis-de-giens
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 107
Views: 33501

Re: Flysurfer Soul

The Soul is unfortunatelly not a very light kite ; that may be detrimental to extreme light wind for light riders.

Internal construction including oval openings in inter-cells and profile adjustment inside the kite are very interesting .
by Regis-de-giens
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !
Replies: 42
Views: 6149

Re: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !

I agree with you about the beauty of the trick !
I think the rare videos reason are :
- unuseful trick
- fear to swim every time you fail
- idea is quite recent.
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Race lines
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Race lines

I agree with Jakemoore explanation for light wind. And effect on AOA and agilitu of the kite is mainly on rear line ; And when turning the bar to turn the kite, part of the bar movement will be consumed to first tension the rear line = loss of agility. Large rear lines will similarly also "Consume" ...
by Regis-de-giens
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !
Replies: 42
Views: 6149

Re: first 360 hydrofoil from Marc blanc !

Sergio,
I copy here your nice success video. Congratulation again !
I see that you sometime finish by a loop and sometime not. What are the pro an cons ?

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