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by kitexpert
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2779

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Lengthen BC or shorten Z, to reduce backstall , increase power, but less stable. You could try a WAC line to reduce stall and get more power. To reduce backstall it is most important to adjust frontline/backline lengths correctly. Some like backlines tighter to get kite backstall when fully sheeted...
by kitexpert
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: recommendation snow kite
Replies: 25
Views: 1159

Re: recommendation snow kite

You can very well have a chicken loop for 2 line kite. Actually it is very easy system and brakes can be used for safety release which also works well if line lengths are correct. I don't recommend handles, because it is very possible to fly any traction kite with a bar and then get used to "real" k...
by kitexpert
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!
Replies: 102
Views: 6568

Re: 30.4m Jump on Woo?

My friend did recently a test between Woo2 and Woo3 on the same board. In 15 to 20 feet jumps Woo3 gave constantly 10% more height. Who knows which one is closer to truth but at least results were systematically different for each jump, repetitive.
by kitexpert
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Peter Lynn Charger 3
Replies: 17
Views: 6334

Re: Peter Lynn Charger 3

Slow? Arcs are by great margin fastest turning foil kites there is by nominal size. For example 12m Ch is faster or about equal with 8m kite foil and it is faster at the edge of the wind window. However compared to LEI's they are slower and it is also true that PA of 12m arc is about the same than 8...
by kitexpert
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: recommendation snow kite
Replies: 25
Views: 1159

Re: recommendation snow kite

To not get lofted you should use some sense in which conditions you are going to kite. 15m kite becomes very hard to use before there is much risk to get lofted, much more probably it will just drag you downwind and make your legs gone. Genesis is ok kite for a beginner, to get lofted with it is dif...
by kitexpert
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: 2018 Airush Core Foil - Overview & Test (Video)

Very nice foil. Well designed and executed product. Ride was quite easy and it sure goes fast, perhaps too fast for my taste/skills. It whistles though but I wasn't too disturbed.
by kitexpert
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zero Flex DIY little foil board
Replies: 24
Views: 2108

Re: Zero Flex DIY little foil board

Make a thick foam board with double stringers (also gives good strength for foil attachment). Wide carbon strips on both sides on top of the stringers, then usual glass on top. If it will be thin board using carbon is best way to make it stiff. Core is not that important, it can be plywood. Board th...
by kitexpert
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straps or strapless poll
Replies: 61
Views: 4271

Re: Straps or strapless poll

One or two or three straps, or hook(s): Count 0
Strapless: Count 6
by kitexpert
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 22276

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

40 degree difference makes 200g per m3. I know 40 degree is little extreme but just little :) So in 3m3 kite it CAN be 600g uplifting force. I know this is very optimistic estimate but even half - 300g can make difference - especially in full line slack situation. At 30 degrees air density is 1.16k...
by kitexpert
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 22276

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

I think that AIR mass traped in kite is much dominating factor to kite reaction but maybe im wrong. Also in mediterran sun air in kite is very hot and now im believer in hot air baloon effect which keeps kite stable on zenit. I has very surprised about air temperature in it. It was like 60-70 hot. ...

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