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Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby ronnie » Fri May 09, 2014 9:26 pm

Guy took up kitesurfing a year ago.

Worth putting this to HD to watch on youtube.


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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby Bigdog » Fri May 09, 2014 9:49 pm

Really amazing! Maybe those suspension setups the guys use in the para-olympics snowboard would smooth out the impacts he is taking.

Veeeery cool.

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Postby Hawaiis » Fri May 09, 2014 10:08 pm

Cool, imagine what he can do with AirChair/Skyski hydrofoil

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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby Bille » Fri May 09, 2014 10:19 pm

That was AWESOME !!! :thumb: :D


Hawaiis wrote:Cool, imagine what he can do with AirChair/Skyski hydrofoil


That's actually a Good idea !

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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby heinzbush » Fri May 09, 2014 10:52 pm

supercool!

... given that he is continously carving being centered on the board (and doesnt have a heelside / toeside stance), I would suggest a Mako King board as a basis for the construction for maximum smoothness and carving fun...

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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby Toby » Fri May 09, 2014 11:02 pm

amazing! great video Thierry!!!

What a great inspiration!

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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby Westozzy » Fri May 09, 2014 11:42 pm

Fck yeh!! :D

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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby ronnie » Fri May 09, 2014 11:53 pm

He mentions in his blog, having to take anti-inflammatories for his back pain.
One possible basis for a suspension system is this seat suspension used for boats. They used to make a lightweight version where the excess weight was machined out of the suspension and there is a lighter weight version of the shock absorber, but the extra weight is not a problem on a boat so they currently only make the heavier and cheaper version.
Suspension might also make kite control easier as absorbing the shocks the board is getting means the bouncing board wouldn't throw his body around so much.

http://www.coastalpro.co.uk/mech.html
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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby nikalaitzian » Sun May 11, 2014 7:55 am

There is no " I CANT" .... There is only "I DONT WANT"
HUGE RESPECT!!!

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Re: Remember this name - Thierry Schmitter

Postby FabsPH » Sun May 11, 2014 10:43 am

Awesome!!
Huge props to instructors and board designers as well.


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