Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Strutless kite in development on Maui

forum for kitesurfers


Telekiter
Frequent Poster
Posts: 265
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:37 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Gear: Kites:
-7.5 m, BEST kahoona -09
-9 m Switch Element -12
-13 m Switch Element -12
-17 m Blade Fat Lady -11
-10 m, FS Psycho3, -08


Boards:
-OR Mako 150x40.
-OR Mako King 165x44
Brand Affiliation: Switchkites Team rider.
Location: Sweden

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby Telekiter » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:52 am

DrLightwind - Maybe I just missed it somewhere but was that the 17 m Cloud you tested?
:thumb:
/Urban.

User avatar
xray
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1184
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:41 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Contact:

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby xray » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:49 pm

Nice and relaxed video, still no high jumping, big boosting, hang time footage. I would like to see a bit more...

Osprey1
Medium Poster
Posts: 168
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:38 am
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Golden Gardens, Richmond Beach, Double Bluff
Favorite Beaches: Double Bluff, The Hatchery, Damon Point
Style: Freeride
Gear: Naish, Board Riding Maui
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby Osprey1 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:21 pm

Just got back from Panama where I rode the 13m Cloud a bunch in lighter winds 11 - 15 knts. It's actually really good unhooked once trimmed right. I probably did 50 handle passes on the kite and dropped almost as many times. No worries on relaunch at all. Will post pics in a bit

User avatar
DrLightWind
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1804
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Matheson Hammock Park Miami
Favorite Beaches: Crandon Beach, Hobbie Beach, Keys, St. Lucia, St. Marteen,
Style: Old School
Gear: Flysurfer15m and 21m Speed3 DLX
RealWind Mutant 148 X 40 and Directional 190 X 48, F-One TT 128 X35, Dereck Semi Directional 143 X 38 and 177 X 46.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Miami @ 6" Flat Butter!

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby DrLightWind » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:33 am

SupaEZ wrote:Seem a bit long of a pumping time :D for just leading edge and wingtips of a 17m2

Next time at your normal pace.. time it again....it should be just over one minute in my opinion

Also tell me how many pumps you have to do with double action pump...
.....only count the amount of full downward pushes (not halves) you have to do to get to 7-8PSI

Just interesting valuable information...........knowledge is power....especially in ULW
I always want to know more specs than less specs when companies put products out there to sell

.....and now some smilies :pump: :surf: :sun: :thanx: :cheers: :strong: :cooltext: :coolshades: ....
OK, I just lubed with silicone spray my squeaky pump and timed it.
It took 57 cycle full downward pushes with a double action pump to ping the LE,
Which took about 1 Minute :pump:

Telekiter wrote:DrLightwind - Maybe I just missed it somewhere but was that the 17 m Cloud you tested?
Last Sunday I had only a half an hour test fly in a 7 to 9 mph variable winds with 3 - 5 mph lulls.
So I can't really comment or give a full review from this short testing.
What I can confirm the weight of the 17m is: 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
The steering speed is great and when the wind dropped to 3 mph
or dropped the kite to the soup during unpowered low wind jibe,
it relaunched unexpectedly easily when the wind came back to around 7 mph :thumb: (NOT KNOTS!)
I think the kite is still flying in about 5 mph, I'm just guessing.

DrLW

SupaEZ
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2978
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:47 pm
Kiting since: 99
Local Beach: Space coast Florida 5th street
Favorite Beaches: One block from condo
Style: surfboard strap waves transitions
Gear: Boards quads & tri
Kites19-17-12-10-8-6-5 sqm

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:56 am

Thanks for all the "specifications" DR.ultra LW :thumb:

Did you leave the lines "on" the Cloud 17m2kite...ready to go....just like you do with SP3 21 :wink:

Gotta get on the water ASAP .... :pump: :surf: .........................................................................................

Osprey1
Medium Poster
Posts: 168
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:38 am
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Golden Gardens, Richmond Beach, Double Bluff
Favorite Beaches: Double Bluff, The Hatchery, Damon Point
Style: Freeride
Gear: Naish, Board Riding Maui
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby Osprey1 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:58 am

In Panama the 13m dominated upwind on a twintip and Paipo when my cerotes were on 17m fat ladys and the Naish Fly. So Dr light wind has it right, once the kite gets apparent wind it really goes and gets very powered. Can only imagine what the 17m must feel like

User avatar
DrLightWind
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1804
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Matheson Hammock Park Miami
Favorite Beaches: Crandon Beach, Hobbie Beach, Keys, St. Lucia, St. Marteen,
Style: Old School
Gear: Flysurfer15m and 21m Speed3 DLX
RealWind Mutant 148 X 40 and Directional 190 X 48, F-One TT 128 X35, Dereck Semi Directional 143 X 38 and 177 X 46.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Miami @ 6" Flat Butter!

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby DrLightWind » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:25 am

SupaEZ wrote:Thanks for all the "specifications" DR.ultra LW :thumb:

Did you leave the lines "on" the Cloud 17m2kite...ready to go....just like you do with SP3 21 :wink:

Gotta get on the water ASAP .... :pump: :surf: .........................................................................................
No I didn't leave it on :nono2:
since I borrowed a 65 cm Cabrinha Bar with 22m lines :wink:

DrLW

Blake
Rare Poster
Posts: 43
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:04 am
Kiting since: 2004
Local Beach: Presqu'ile
Favorite Beaches: Hatteras
Style: Old school
Gear: Board Riding Maui
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Trenton, Ontario, Canada

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby Blake » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi guys

I just received my small Cloud formation (8-13m) today, so I should be able to report how well they work on the snow here in Southern Ontario by the weekend. Stay tuned!

Thanks Greg and family!

Blake
Attachments
Clouds 003.jpg
Clouds 003.jpg (44.9 KiB) Viewed 1997 times

Tiago1973
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 763
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:58 pm
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: Portugal
Style: Freeriding
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby Tiago1973 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:13 am

Osprey1 wrote:In Panama the 13m dominated upwind on a twintip and Paipo when my cerotes were on 17m fat ladys and the Naish Fly. So Dr light wind has it right, once the kite gets apparent wind it really goes and gets very powered. Can only imagine what the 17m must feel like


could you please develop a bit more the Cloud vs Fat Lady?
(i got a Fat Lady)

ronnie
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3422
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:39 pm

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby ronnie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:19 pm

[quote="DrLightWind]

Last Sunday I had only a half an hour test fly in a 7 to 9 mph variable winds with 3 - 5 mph lulls.
So I can't really comment or give a full review from this short testing.
What I can confirm the weight of the 17m is: 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
The steering speed is great and when the wind dropped to 3 mph
or dropped the kite to the soup during unpowered low wind jibe,
it relaunched unexpectedly easily when the wind came back to around 7 mph :thumb: (NOT KNOTS!)
I think the kite is still flying in about 5 mph, I'm just guessing.

DrLW[/quote]

Thanks DrLW,
From what I've read before, I would trust your reports on the Cloud.
The two wind readings I am most interested in is the wind where it will sit directly overhead without working it and the minimum relaunch wind.
I have found both are the same for my 13m Xbow.

The overhead one is one where it would be very easy to compare kites side by side. It could even be done on a beach and the two kiters could walk upwind or downwind to give an idea of what difference in windspeed was necessary to keep the two kites overhead.

For the relaunch, is it a normal relaunch by pumping two offset rear lines and then launching the kite off its side or have you tried rolling it over into the hot launch position and pumping it into the air?

This is what I would call a normal light wind relaunch, although it would be better done with a large twintip on your feet.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alysum, Bing [Bot], matth, Peert, therussiann, Yahoo [Bot] and 33 guests