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by sms-kite
Thu May 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Hello, May be some informations here: http://www.construire-sa-voile.com/site/index.php?category/Accueil http://foilivier.free.fr/fr/index.htm But as I tell you it is in french, I hope google translate will help you... I was working long time with all this guys to go ahead, lots of work, lot of prob...
by sms-kite
Wed May 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Yes. It has been done by Olly Bridge, search for videos. How gusty, duno, ask him. We need to compare specific kite with a specific kite. Sure Soul can loop, can it loop better than Fuel? No, but than Fuel is not better in xyx comparing to Soul. If I may, you are taking this personally, it is not g...
by sms-kite
Tue May 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

To say Soul is a middle-low performance kite is a bit too much when it easily beats all LEI's and all other foil kites not including race kites by its L/D. But I'm not saying everyone should buy a Soul because there are many other things than L/D which are essential in kites. Soul is the best foil ...
by sms-kite
Tue May 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Well, kites have been slowly developed to higher performance and foil kites have used exactly same methods as PG's have: higher AR, higher cell count, lower drag bridle, LE stiffeners, diagonal ribs, inner straps etc. etc. There is no difference because structurally both foil kites and PG's are sam...
by sms-kite
Mon May 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Hello, Just my 2cents 1-Paraglider have nothing to compare with a kite. It is really not the same, really nothing to compare. It was different in the past and now there is really nothing to compare between a kite and a paraglider. So the art of conception for a paraglider is totally out of date for ...
by sms-kite
Mon May 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Peter Lynn Nova
Replies: 72
Views: 6632

Re: Peter Lynn Nova

I have a question: Once the two knot point in green cicle are at the same level, the four knots A,B,C and Z in orange circle have to be in the same line? By default from Fabric they're not aligned....The kite turn slow and the bar is hard steering. Hello, I am not sure it was the green circles. May...
by sms-kite
Thu May 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North kiteboarding 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 5062

Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Hello,

New North = Cabrinha

What will be cab?

See you

Nono
by sms-kite
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How low can a Twintip go?
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: How low can a Twintip go?

Hi, I am 75kg, I have a special TT (same looking as your door). I can start to ride with a 15sm tubekite in one strut a 9kts And I think I am at 8kts with a foilkite in 14sm. It starts to be fun at 11-12kts, some tricks, jump... I have a foil, and I think I use it only with smaller wind between 5-6k...
by sms-kite
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 8467

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

completely untrue Cabrinha kiteboarding - shriro group North Kiteboarding - oakley capital Takoon - Bic Yesss great... Your informations are really top, Bic sports sold takoon may be 5 or 7 years ago... lol And it is not because Takoon was in Bic Sport, that takoon have hundread of millions of doll...
by sms-kite
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 8467

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

For those who haven't yet read it, check out issue 70 of iksurfmag, where they have an industry-focused article. Apparently the following numbers are indicative of the market for 2017: Total number of kites sold : between 140,000 and 150,000 Total kites sold by Cabrinha : between 25,000 and 35,000 ...

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