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by jakemoore
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: Good kite for boat

Also, I think stacking will offer a solution to get enough power for a boat with off the shelf kites. But a bridled traction kite will need to be modified to allow the stack because the tow points are behind the leading edge and move fore and aft with depower.
by jakemoore
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: Good kite for boat

Peak 4 is not reliable in water launch. But is easy in water recovery, is exquisite in its safety system, has low power spike and is among the easiest kites to keep in the air. Its priced nicely so less heaetbreak if the experiments damage the kite. The problem with max/min is that it will find you ...
by jakemoore
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: Good kite for boat

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index. ... nt-6023763

Do they still make these out leader kites?
by jakemoore
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: Good kite for boat

So in Regis-de-giens video the kite is attached to a person. If the kite were to end up deep in the window and suddenly powered the load on the lines would be limited by how fast the kite flier accelerates out of the boat. Worst case scenario is a skilled kiter in the water body dragging back to the...
by jakemoore
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: Good kite for boat

One of the big problems you are going to have with off the shelf gear is the loads are totally different. 6-12 metric tons vs 100 kgs is a world apart. Also, I think you can forget about stabilizing the boat and autopilot. I would learn to kite surf. Then decide if you are up to the challenge of sca...
by jakemoore
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 137
Views: 12179

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

On Hydrofoil with the small size Peak and in the mid wind range or more, do you ride with 21m lines or anyone have tried with 14m lines? I used my regular bar which I believe is 21. The smaller Peaks are reasonably fast for their power so I did not find a need to try shorter lines and hold a bigger...
by jakemoore
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 137
Views: 12179

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I’ve had a few sessions now on Peak4 11m and can say that it is a useful light wind insurance policy for hydrofoil that is modest in price and packing volume. However, I would also say it is better suited as a light wind land kite with the ability to propel the buggy or ATB when closed cell foils ju...
by jakemoore
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Disconnecting Z or more at the tip
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Disconnecting Z or more at the tip

There was a time when open cell fixed bridle race kites advertised inboard braking. I think for example Ozone Razor. Maybe this is an extension of the same idea?
by jakemoore
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite Setup Time
Replies: 34
Views: 661

Re: Foil Kite Setup Time

That sounds like an invitation for a horst sergio setup video.
Under 6o easy.
by jakemoore
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite Setup Time
Replies: 34
Views: 661

Re: Foil Kite Setup Time

Once you understand the bridle, setup time is certainly no worse. If you pack the kite correctly its as simple as unrolling the lines and putting the kite in the air. But I think you have to spend as much time packing as you would save in setup. If you can roll the kite quickly and then pack it nice...

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