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by jakemoore
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 57
Views: 1147

Re: Good kite for boat

For sailing the biggest difference for longer lines will be to reach better wind.

For kiteboarding, the longer flight through the wind window gives a longer power spike making it easier to get on plane or on foil.

There is a drag penalty of long lines and a difference timing jumps.
by jakemoore
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 57
Views: 1147

Re: Good kite for boat

Advantage of stacking is it will let you go beyond 20m in size with off the shelf kites. We are talking about a boat that weighs many tons. The alternative is fully custom large kites. Disadvantage is that for kites with good depower, the tow point is behind the leading edge. That means the stack li...
by jakemoore
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 543
Views: 130517

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Looks good to me and good piloting as will, just trying to find the kites limit by keeping it low in light winds. As foilholio said, if the kite goes out of the wind window either pilot error or wind shift it will fall. I agree with Kristan to leave PMA alone. They will affect how the tips behave wi...
by jakemoore
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: help with a tangle!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: help with a tangle!

No. Keep all bridles attached to kite. Just concentrate on A and untangle that gallery first. Start at the kite and work towards the rider.

Detach the lines and bar from the kite. Or dont.
by jakemoore
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Disconnecting foil kite lines.
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Disconnecting foil kite lines.

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You dont have to be a foil kite expert to keep the bridles tidy.
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by jakemoore
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: help with a tangle!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: help with a tangle!

LOL. My first bridled foil kite was a 12.5 psycho1. I got a smoking deal because it tried to kill the first owner and left him with a birds nest in the bridle. He passed the nest on to me. Ive done it both ways. The biggest danger of disconnecting the lines is Foilholio getting his panties tied in a...
by jakemoore
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 57
Views: 1147

Re: Good kite for boat

5 and 6 meter peaks are going to be good fun kites for you to experiment with. A great choice for the next steps after the trainer. If you are in the arctic, try a peak with some snow skis. IMO this is the safest and easiest way to get into traction kiting. Know that peak4 is a big step up ( as is G...
by jakemoore
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Upcycling older R1V2s
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Upcycling older R1V2s

Fixmykite has done great work for me on blown cells. Great value, perfect repair and totally worth $$ for the time. I tend to be pretty DIY. I did do blown cells on an old Voodoo long ago. Sail tape to reinforce the damaged cloth helps. You can get to the inside by pulling theough a vent. The kite i...
by jakemoore
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: help with a tangle!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: help with a tangle!

I disconnect lines. Not just to untangle but also just to roll up the kite and put it away. I have 3 bars with different lines I share between kites. Appearantly this goes against the foil kite code. But I dont have big problems with untangling so it works for me. Tangles are easy but take time. Im ...
by jakemoore
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 57
Views: 1147

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.

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