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by tomtom
Wed May 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Sorry but this is DEAD END. Its kite with WORST area to weight ratio ever. It doesnt matter with wings - it doesnt need to fly because you support it. Also momentum isnt problem because it doesnt move at high speed on long lines. Yes it will be quasi autostable but there are much more elegant way to...
by tomtom
Mon May 25, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Packing foilkite without bar?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Packing foilkite without bar?

If you insist to not have a bar for a foil kite /which is loosing one of main advantages/ im doing this: Make very simple overhand knot to Left side front line bridle line attachment point with Left side back line bridle line attachment point - then make same on right side. Then tangle up this two g...
by tomtom
Wed May 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

So i just make humble confession i cannot ride with kite in that condition. Maybe somebody can. But you definitely cannot "just loop" :) Well I cannot either, Horst Sergio would be my bet who could do it if he sometimes goes from lake to sea (or maybe Gunnar). If you ride in relative wind like I th...
by tomtom
Wed May 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I have not participated this branch of topic previously so I am stating a bit outsider. Just to make sure that I understand you tomtom correctly. You cannot/do not consider /rider/ pulling the kite when the /wave/ propulses the rider is possible? There is always apparent wind on weirdly twisted win...
by tomtom
Wed May 20, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Ego aside. How hard is to understand that if you are moving 20 mph /wave powered/ in straight downwind direction in 15 mph wind then no amount of looping cannot save your kite. Where you get power /wind gradient/ to power these kite loops? I will not argue about this any more. What you are proposin...
by tomtom
Wed May 20, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Must say, even if you travel with the exact windspeed on a wave, the wave will move you, meaning if you go just a tad to one side or the other you will get apparent wind not zero, and possible to get the kite to hang eventhough it does not deliver much pull in wave direction. But it is true, if you...
by tomtom
Wed May 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Ego aside. How hard is to understand that if you are moving 20 mph /wave powered/ in straight downwind direction in 15 mph wind then no amount of looping cannot save your kite. Where you get power /wind gradient/ to power these kite loops? I will not argue about this any more. What you are proposin...
by tomtom
Tue May 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Ego aside. How hard is to understand that if you are moving 20 mph /wave powered/ in straight downwind direction in 15 mph wind then no amount of looping cannot save your kite. Where you get power /wind gradient/ to power these kite loops? I will not argue about this any more. What you are proposing...
by tomtom
Mon May 18, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72672

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Those are tips from people "who cannot slack a lines".
You can not overspeed wind by looping your kite. If you think you can you are just too slow downwind.
by tomtom
Mon May 18, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bars with adjustable Y ?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Bars with adjustable Y ?

Once go to to bare carbon there wasnt going back for me. Doing one bar is time consuming and not worth saving money. But if you doing like 6 at one time, many operation are get streamlined and efficient. Then its start to be reasonable. You can make bar for every kite with precise lenght you want. Y...

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