Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

forum for kitesurfers


plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4362
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: God created the naki so the hardcore people would have a place to live.
Favorite Beaches: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh...........
Style: Always searching for flow!
Gear: If you take 3.1415 from opinion. You get onion!
Brand Affiliation: What do yo call an Alligator in a vest? ............... An Investigator.

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby plummet » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:27 am

Toby wrote:
eco510 wrote:Why didn't some of the guys use dedicated high jump kites? Wouldn't such an event good advertisement for e.g. the Naish Draft?


25m is pretty high! Higher? And do what up there? Drink a coffee? :D


imagine the airstyle you could bust out if you stepped up to 10m in 25-35 knots!

find a slow one and go nuts.

User avatar
Northern Monkey
Frequent Poster
Posts: 258
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:18 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa.
Style: Wave and Freestyle
Gear: Kites: Rabbits: 5m 7m, 9m, 10.5m
Twinnies: Wainman Joke UG Crypt 2011
Waves: Firewire 6.0 Gerraty 6.0 UG Skim
Brand Affiliation: Wainman
Location: Hermanus South Africa
Contact:

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby Northern Monkey » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:31 am

For me Kevin Langeree was the crowds favorite with huge air of close to if not 30m with definitely 250m to 300 drift down wind. It was insane and awesome to watch these guys in action. Although Richman won it I believe Kevins large build and physicality allowed him to Boost bigger and Higher than the rest.

User avatar
tautologies
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 9266
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oahu
Contact:

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby tautologies » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:42 am

Northern Monkey wrote:For me Kevin Langeree was the crowds favorite with huge air of close to if not 30m with definitely 250m to 300 drift down wind. It was insane and awesome to watch these guys in action. Although Richman won it I believe Kevins large build and physicality allowed him to Boost bigger and Higher than the rest.


Sweet. I can't wait for the videos...I bet it was a spectacle to see live...

longwhitecloud
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1853
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:15 am
Kiting since: 0
Style: Fast, anti lawnmower.
Gear: Wipika Freeair 8.5 2 liner and Picklefork.
Brand Affiliation: iansmusic.com - free music for your kite videos

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:44 am

i reckon it is all about the "whip" - the ability to load up stupid tension in the rail at max speed but have the kite sent back super fast, good lift foil profile helps as it will cause even more up tension as it speeds up ready to launch.

Agreed, had a session with KL in Noumea, he uses some brute force in his arms, like a kangaroo on speed trying to break orbit.

plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4362
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: God created the naki so the hardcore people would have a place to live.
Favorite Beaches: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh...........
Style: Always searching for flow!
Gear: If you take 3.1415 from opinion. You get onion!
Brand Affiliation: What do yo call an Alligator in a vest? ............... An Investigator.

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby plummet » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:01 pm

so why didn't kevin win? had a bad round and bombed out?

PGH
Frequent Poster
Posts: 214
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:54 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: isles of scilly

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby PGH » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:20 pm

jumping off kickers ...most kites will go high so the c kites get up there with some help from hitting the waves ..then they come into their own looping downwind..

i wanna know the best jumping kite off flat water ?

and yes i know its down to technique and board control but ive got that...which kite to boost to the moon if powered up in flat water with some serious edging,loading and sending and releasing ?
Last edited by PGH on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

papand
Medium Poster
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:40 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Korsør
Gear: VEGAS BABY - 2012
Brand Affiliation: Local store owner, i sell north, slingshot, naish, flexifoil.
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby papand » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:27 pm

PGH wrote:jumping off kickers ...most kites will go high so the c kites get up there with some help from hitting the waves ..then they come into their own looping downwind..

i wanna know the best jumping kite off flat water ?


I cant say im any good surfer, but iv tried alot of diffrent kites so far- most used on clear flatwater with loads of wind.

The one that boosted me the most was without comparison the Airush Vapor X 2011. It also had SO much hangtime. I sure miss that kite..

The North Rebel also seemed to take me into the sky - but again, this all depends on the day the rider and the effort made for it..

Naish Park was really awesome aswell. just didnt feel the same hangtime as the two kites above.

But do i know? Im just a rider loving to test of all diffrent kites and settings.

HF Out there. 8)

User avatar
tautologies
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 9266
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oahu
Contact:

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby tautologies » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:29 pm

PGH wrote:jumping off kickers ...most kites will go high so the c kites get up there with some help from hitting the waves ..then they come into their own looping downwind..

i wanna know the best jumping kite off flat water ?

and yes i know its down to technique and board control but ive got that...which kite to boost to the moon if powered up in flat water with some serious edging,loading and sending and releasing ?

Do you have preference in type of vertical pull and what about hangtime?

User avatar
Lanc
Medium Poster
Posts: 166
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:13 am
Kiting since: 2002
Local Beach: Kite Beach, Cape Town
Favorite Beaches: Paje, Zanzibar
Green Island, Antigua
Low Bay, Barbuda
Style: Wave and Old School
Gear: Switchblade/Nomad/Drifter/Pivot/Rebel/Nitro
Underground FLX 132
F-One Mitu Monteiro Pro
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Kitebeach, Cape Town

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby Lanc » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:45 pm

I was there for most of the comp. The naish torch and north vegas were the two jumping the highest. Most of the riders were using 9m kites and kevin and jesse were on 10m torches which I think gave them the extra height in the 30kn of wind. I can barely handle my 7m torch in those wind speeds. Those guys definitely have the balls to be king of the air.

PGH
Frequent Poster
Posts: 214
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:54 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: isles of scilly

Re: which kite jumped the highest at King of the Air?

Postby PGH » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:00 pm

i'm very much a 5 line C kite fan so love the vertical blast off the water....

vegas/hi fi comps/rhinos/fuels all been in my set up.
thinking back probably my highest ever jumps (you know the ones where you actually get scared) were on the 07 7 and 9m fuels i had. but this could be down to conditions, flukey gusts etc.

i would have a guess that the kite that gave me the most height consistantly over a range of sessions was the 9m hi fi comp (2010)....and of recently the 2012 10m vegas not far behind..

using kickers i imagine a fast powered up kite sent at the exact moment of release from the lip of the wave will send you really high...or does that little ramp lift you get actually take some tension from the lines ?
jumped using waves and its always a little hit and miss unless the wind is super consistant


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CaptainArgh, Google [Bot], lovethepirk, Tony and 21 guests