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by sms-kite
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many hours off air flight is a kite built for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: How many hours off air flight is a kite built for?

Hello, For me a tube kite can do 250h without any problems ( teijin t9600 and polyant 170 LL) . To do more you have to take car of pulley and rope. At 500h the kite is at his end of life. To me you it is not a good idea to repare it if you have a problem. In the past, a foil kite was abble to do 500...
by sms-kite
Sat May 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!

We had a good guy drown because these, stick with your kite brands tested system. Sorry to heard this. When I was working (2003-2006) we do a lot for security as the QR and as the Nova. The first kite with a big depower. You let the bar go and you are in security with no power. A good way to have n...
by sms-kite
Fri May 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!

Hello, I give you my two cents: I ride since the beginning of the kite. When the 4lines kites come on the market, we need to release the kite. So everybody start to work on a system. The easy way was To put the wichard. So everybody start to put it on the harness. It was the only product. At this ti...
by sms-kite
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula Composites | Episode # 135
Replies: 61
Views: 4880

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 ride...
by sms-kite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ultralight vs standard foil kite degradation
Replies: 21
Views: 1957

Re: Ultralight vs standard foil kite degradation

Hello, My 2 cents. A light fabric is thinner and the coating is really small. So it is clear that it will be destroyed sooner. The main second problem is that the coating protect the fabric from the ultraviolet. So at the end when you have lost the coating you will lost the mechanical capacity. The ...
by sms-kite
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who designs Takoon's kites?
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Who designs Takoon's kites?

Hello,

I désigned the one light, but I don't design the new Furia.

See you

Nono
by sms-kite
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind TT board length/width
Replies: 30
Views: 1671

Re: Light wind TT board length/width

Hello, My 2cents: I use a big TT for me and my girl so we are a more than 210lbs, and it will still grow up. I can start in 10-11kts with a light wind tube kite mono in 15sm. I think I can do 10kts with a 15sm foilkite, but not 9kts it is sure. This time I am looking for a bigger size foil kite to b...
by sms-kite
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Future of the Sport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4659

Re: The Future of the Sport?

Hi, I am kiting since 20 years and working as designer for a lot of brands since many year, small brand as Fluid kiteboarding (you can see it on the video), and bigger one as Takoon... 1st If you don't have money, you will not do kitesurfing, for sure you run or boxe or swin, and it will never chang...
by sms-kite
Thu May 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 38
Views: 3616

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: 38
Views: 3616

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...

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