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by tomtom
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?
Replies: 28
Views: 1754

Re: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?

Another alternative if you don't mind being hooked in permanently, is to grind off the hook and use an eyelet instead. That way the leverage is about 5cm closer to your centre. Less off-centre leverage than a hook, more fixed than a slider setup. Yes its good compromise, but i tried it back to back...
by tomtom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls

GPSs is very unprecise for these short burst of speed and has very poor vertical resolution. Thats why you cant use pure gps to measure jump height. What you mean by total speed? Lifting speed while jumping? I think he can have that because that speed can be reached and lost very fast. But im not su...
by tomtom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls

I dont know, what kind of device measure these speeds? It is absolute peak velocity in space regardless of direction or pure horizontal speed?
by tomtom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls

Sorry for confusing 97 vs 91
by tomtom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Kiteloop Crash at 91 km/h - Roderick Pijls

I saw these momentary speeds from GPS while looping before - and without any doubt of yours courage and balls - i honestly think thats measurement method error. I have numbers reason which i state here: 1/ I dont see physic behind going downwind faster than wind. I take line load and slingshot effec...
by tomtom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?
Replies: 28
Views: 1754

Re: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?

For me its very easy. While riding toeside - from reach course to upwind you must rotate your hip to upwind direction. Kite pull on hook rotate you on exactly oposite direction - so in order to overcome this rotation you must rotate your hips harder. You are get used to overcome this and just push y...
by tomtom
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Prototype
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: North Prototype

it looks like... ehm... like kite... :)
by tomtom
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 108
Views: 10081

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I never flown cloud so i dont know. I have North Neo 7 which i was using before Peaks. Peak 4 5m is similar in power than Neo 7 /Neos are very powerfull kites/ . 5m Peak turns quicker. Its more stable on zenith. Peaks is less powered in turns than Neo. Neos is better for powered waveriding turns - P...
by tomtom
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 108
Views: 10081

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

To put thing in perspective. I dont think Single skins are good light wind kites /eventhough they hang in the air at 3 knts/ They lack ability to generate apparent wind which is imo essential for fun in LW. But this lack of sudden power strokes are very handy in mid to strong winds where you dont ne...
by tomtom
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 108
Views: 10081

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Regis - i did not like single skin either - but Peak 4 is different kite. Im using kitech FRS 9 in light wind and then LEIs. And yes maybe there are little more stable foil kites than FRS but its small difference for me barely noticable as FRS is already quite stable. Peaks are completely different ...

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