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by Pump me up
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 57
Views: 2955

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

For foil (ram air) lovers to say their kites drift better is typical ... and pure bullshit :angryfire: Ram airs are inferior compared to inflatables, including in drift ability and resistance to sinking. Here's a summary of experience with inferior ram air drifting, and the reasons for this inferior...
by Pump me up
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 57
Views: 2955

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

More lies and propaganda from ram lovers, unfortunately :roll: Ram air kites have REAL problems with sinking. They certainly don't drift better. In fact, there's a current thread on the Ram Lovers Subforum titled "Sea Anchor", about how their ram air became a SEA ANCHOR. Check-out the full admission...
by Pump me up
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sea anchor!
Replies: 32
Views: 1799

Re: sea anchor!

I’m following this thread with great interest ...
:pump:
by Pump me up
Sun May 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LEI power comparison with closed cell foil.
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: LEI power comparison with closed cell foil.

But thanks so much for all the feedback everyone! MUCH appreciated :) I'll definitely try LEI out :) You're welcome Rannoch :thumb: On top of the aforementioned, one of the world’s most respected kite designers and erstwhile designer for FLYSURFER (the world's largest closed-cell ram air kite manuf...
by Pump me up
Tue May 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LEI power comparison with closed cell foil.
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: LEI power comparison with closed cell foil.

But thanks so much for all the feedback everyone! MUCH appreciated :) I'll definitely try LEI out :) You're welcome Rannoch. Feel free to ask more questions. But please keep in mind that ram air kites ("foil kites") are aerodynamically inferior compared to inflatables; the market share is 97% to 3%...
by Pump me up
Sat May 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LEI power comparison with closed cell foil.
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: LEI power comparison with closed cell foil.

Thanks for the multiple invitations to post on this topic :pump: In answer to your questions: Inflatables are vastly superior to ram airs. I've summarised the reasons for the superiority of inflatables: OVERVIEW OF PROBLEMS (L/D) [/b] - getting used to tuning the mixer - learning how to swim back wi...
by Pump me up
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tube Kite To Foil Kite - Making the Transition
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: Tube Kite To Foil Kite- Making the Transition

Here are some more points to consider before making the transition: LIFT TO DRAG RATIO (L/D) [/b]Rams have significant drag ("D") for 3 reasons: a) Increased friction at the "boundary layer"; ie interface between air & kite, because of minute ripples in ram air kites. b) Bridle drag. c) Thickness. ...
by Pump me up
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5111

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Think it's about time pmu was banned from the group. Or admin rights revoked. Can't believe he gets away with this repeated bullshit post EVERYTIME. Moreover I can't believe it gets all these responces EVERYTIME. A d complaints like this very one EVERYTIME. and yet...here we are going round the mof...
by Pump me up
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5111

Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Well, it's that time of year again. 2019 has arrived with a bang or, for ram lovers, another big swim-in with their sleeping bag. Previous predictions about ram airs have proven amazingly accurate. The exodus of riders from ram to inflatable will continue; ram air sales will continue to fall as a pr...
by Pump me up
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram air caught in surf disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 2864

Ram air caught in surf disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFrtdIKqMuw Ok, ok, it's a paraglider, but the principles are the same: Ram airs SUCK in the surf! After his canopy went down, he was too tied-up to free himself or save his flying sleeping bag. Check-out how his friends are struggling to drag the waterlogged bag. Ram...

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