Already received the weights Mossy?
Also a bit surprised about the lifespan nonsense, my ozone's didn't need tuning for a whole year and when my 9m chrono v1 became out of tune it still does fly without problems. Just lacking that last % performance, but that's it. Company's just dig themselves in from claims when they advise you to check the bridle on a short interval.
BOEMIX wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:56 pm
I think race foils have outstanding performance but at the tradeoff of being messed as soon as a minium gust hit, or I'm wrong here?
Messed when a gust hits, what do you mean by that?
chrono V1, Sonic Fr and other first generation racefoils had a nasty habbit of collapsing tips and where hard to inflate and loose pressure too soon when on the water. The latest generation is rock-solid in the air with even more performance than before, you really need some messed up turbulent air to get into problems but even tubes will have a hard time when in gets that turbulent.
Last week we had a perfect 8kn breeze for the 17m Aero when the wind shifts 45 deg and gusts of 22kn out of the new direction where mixing with the stable 8kn wind. Never experienced something more turbulent like that ever before, really scary to see pitchblack patches moving towards you and feeling the wind become instable! On the beach you saw the gusts blowing up the sand like it was blowing well beyond 20kn, had a very hard time surviving this on on the water because i was affraid to get lofted or worse on the beach. The kite wobbeld, folded, had loose lines but remained flyable all the time and the gusts luckily died out as soon as they arrived altough the stronger wind remained.