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geron
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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby geron » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:32 pm

How about the pulsión S12?
I want to have as much wind range as possible on a TT and also on a foil board
I wonder if there is more info on this S version

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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby Regis-de-giens » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:36 pm

I tested the 12m light cloth last spring on a hydrofoil in 7-12 knots and then a friend of mine bought it after his pulsion 9m standard cloth. It is very close to the standard one light cloth with only light differences :

- more speed and upwind

- wind range similar or maybe slighly wider . Sweet spot is translated to about 1 knot higher on the S.

- low end is slighltly degraded (Waterstart , zenith ability and edge of window parking are a bit better on std on extreme light wind and recovery loops in lulls in low low end is easier on standard pulsion)

- high end is higher and more comfortable.

- loop has maybe a bit less delay in the command but needs a bit more line tension to terminate the loop (so be carefull when learning transitions in hydrofoil or in waves).

A good opus as well . My friends has the wave 6.5 as higher wind kite with no "hole" in between wind ranges.

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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby geron » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:42 am

Thank you Regis; I have the wave 8.5 for downwind trips with a planing board but need just a bit more power when the wind is less than ? 13 knots? (I weigh 92kg) Also it is not good on this conditions for upwind. I am looking for a complement for lighter winds (but not extra light) and better upwind.
I really like how small, light, simple my Wave kite is for this trips, I did one today where I practiced loops all the way down. At the end, just landed it by myselfin in the town and took a taxi back to my car, the wind was not hard at all but had a grate time.

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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby Regis-de-giens » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:07 pm

I think the Pulsion 12 standard will suit you with a closer feeling to your wave (similar stability and drift but with far more loop power and speed); standard cloth is 40 gr, light is 32gr and ultralight is 27gr (my preferred); 40 gr will full fil your need above 7-8 knots with your weight and be more solid to crashes and time ; 32 or 27 are a bit more expensive, weaker, but IMO more pleasant under 8-9 knots (you can target this with a HF) and easier to sell as second hand (during the first years at least).

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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby geron » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 am

Grate help, one more queston if I may:

Do you think the heavier cloth can handle higher winds better or the same? Would I have better high end with the heavier cloth?

Thanks for this help

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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:53 am

Not tested backtoback in high winds. So only my guess : Better high end , no I do not think so. But foil kites wear more rapidly in high winds so naturally the std cloth will be more durable during the time . And crashes in high winds are more damaging so again std cloth (intercells) will withstand more crashes (this is the main weak point on light cloth pulsions). Std cloth is aslo more durable if the ground during your launch is agressive.

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Re: Concept'air 12m Pulsion kite

Postby geron » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:51 am

Grate, thanks


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