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by Carlos_C
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safe Jump Height
Replies: 31
Views: 2392

Re: Safe Jump Height

Depth of water is critical - I have a lump on my chest due to landing badly in less than a foot of water - though crashing from above 20 mt might be a bit painful
by Carlos_C
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4523

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

"and if you live anywhere where there are always waves, you can forget it." - depends which kites - my fuels go down in waves and I get water behind the leading edge - game over - my flysurfers - just reverse launch and I'm up and riding.
by Carlos_C
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4523

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

That's not good business sense. You go where the market is. Why do you think luxury car makers are now making 4x4. I ride both foils and tubes...in less than 25 knts I'm happier in foils. Easier ride better upwind jump higher in lower winds. Bigger wind range...I can go on. But it's personal choice....
by Carlos_C
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4523

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

A life vest doesn't cost much
by Carlos_C
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 555
Views: 131163

Re: Flysurfer Soul

All these newer kites are a dream compared to what we used to use. Landboarding in gusty winds on playing fields in London with Psycho 1 or Mastair is a real challenge - you really had to watch the kite - keep it slightly powered up - as the kite would constantly fly over your head and collapse when...
by Carlos_C
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4523

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

When I have had to self rescue - roll kite up - put on board and swim - we don't have rescue boats....but then I learnt how to self rescue - sounds like your foil riders didn't
by Carlos_C
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4523

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Decline....on our beach their use has gone up...mainly for use in sub 18 knts.
and I contest about dangerous - never seen a foil in a death spin......I agree a bit more awkward in self rescue but not dangerous.
by Carlos_C
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: ultimate 2-kite superlight travel quiver
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: ultimate 2-kite superlight travel quiver

A few years back took a 12 mt mastair and 9mt psycho 1, board and harness and travel l bag to India....14 KG all in...and these kites were not the lightestfoils by any means
by Carlos_C
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer, bring back the Psycho 4
Replies: 20
Views: 1744

Re: Flysurfer, bring back the Psycho 4

the top two photos from stephz are psycho 3's......still have 13, 10 and 8 - but ride mainly now my speed 4 lotus 10 and fuels for high wind. I think the soul seems a go to kite though
by Carlos_C
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Comparative risk of kitesurfing
Replies: 36
Views: 5028

Re: Comparative risk of kitesurfing

Compare with downhill MTB - lots of minor injuries - breakages - not too many fatalities.....Kitesurfing not many minor injuries - but when it goes wrong game over

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