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by purdyd
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Juice 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Duotone Juice 2020

[ OK, thank you ! So that's why the smallest size for a Juice is 11m² and 3.5m² for the Mono. But still, for a purely lightwind use, I think I would choose a 1 strut kite. Why? The problem with one strut and no strut kites is that they have historically not had a the great high end, especially in l...
by purdyd
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Juice 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Duotone Juice 2020

I have never used a Juice or a Mono. But it is confusing for me that two kites with very different shape and design (3 struts, High Aspect Ratio / 1 strut Medium-Low Aspect Ratio) are directed toward the same rider for the same use and marketed as a "Low Wind kite / Foil kite". But it is the same t...
by purdyd
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver

What is the lowend of your 6m? because i cannot ride a 6 below 13-14 knots. It doesn't pull, even if it flies. I figure 11 knots average. I’ve been out and moving in 10 knots average. You have to keep the kite moving especially in lulls and use the whole wind window in transitions. If you park the ...
by purdyd
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver

I have a slightly different view. 6m is my biggest kite I normally foil on. If I can fly it, I can foil.

And a 5m and when that is really uncomfortable I go 7m on a surfboard.

I would think 7, 5, and 3.5

Or maybe 6,4, 2.5

If I was going bigger I would think foil kite.
by purdyd
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 586
Views: 20000

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

“All models are wrong, but some are useful” https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/mathematics-life-and-death-how-disease-models-shape-national-shutdowns-and-other Sure the fact that the U.K. has 1200 deaths could be explained by estimating that only .01% die from the disease and thus 12million al...
by purdyd
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?
Replies: 107
Views: 4315

Re: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?

What we can control is our personal actions. From the governor of New York today. My second point is, you are living a moment in history. This is going to be one of those moments they are going to write about and they're going to talk about for generations. This is a moment that is going to change t...
by purdyd
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135
Replies: 63
Views: 4333

Re: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135

Hello, I design tube kite and foil kite since 2003. I don't know if I am smart or a dude, but I can tell you why I am not running for this new fabric. First because I don't know really well this fabric. Second because the factory don't know this fabric Third because today I know that a kite can rid...
by purdyd
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?
Replies: 107
Views: 4315

Re: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?

Just for some perspective, estimated influenza deaths in Italy during the 2016/2017 season were nearly 25,000. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971219303285 Sorry for quoting myself here, but the current death-toll in Italy is 8,215 (as of about 45 minutes ago). https://www.wo...
by purdyd
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135
Replies: 63
Views: 4333

Re: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135

Maybe I misheard them when they said 20x stronger in the podcast but they have said 5x stronger on multiple occasions. Why then do the actually numbers not reflect that? Because that would be lying. The quote was 20x stronger in tear, that is not on the chart I showed above. Here you see tear. 01CD...
by purdyd
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135
Replies: 63
Views: 4333

Re: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135

Interesting podcast, more advertising though. The increase in range the new kite experiences is wrongly attributed to the material though that would improve the lowend but it's the thinner tube diameter that actually gives the better range. It's strange that kite designers can't grasp this. Especia...

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