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by bragnouff
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here
Replies: 321
Views: 80710

Re: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here

When crash landing the kite, I found that it doesn't take much for a bit of fabric to catch some wind and initiate a tumble or a twist. That's on a hard sand beach where you can mountainboard on. In long grass, or soft sand with bumps, there might be enough drag resistance to keep the fabric on the ...
by bragnouff
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Industry interest in Promoting Wingsurfing
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: Industry interest in Promoting Wingsurfing

I see a push to target more mainstream users, bigger numbers, more money. At the moment in South of France with summer restrictions in place, kiters have to go to some designated area or wait till 6 or 7pm before using closest beach. Wingers go out from anywhere, and no one complains, as long as the...
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Single strut kite in strong wind
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: Single strut kite in strong wind

I forgot to add i use a twintip board. I'm still at mid-level kiting, not into big air or waves (yet). I know there are quite a few single-strut-fans here in this forum, but in my opinion they are the best way to slow down your progress on a TT as much as possible. Do yourself a favour and buy a pr...
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Single strut kite in strong wind
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: Single strut kite in strong wind

I've tried and owned single strut kites, and while they have advantages in weight for foiling and wave riding, much less so for TT riding, and even less for strong winds. Main feature of single struts (or no struts) is about canopy flutter in some parts of the profile. You can send the kite across t...
by bragnouff
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Okay, 10-15knot winging is actually fun!
Replies: 25
Views: 1548

Re: Okay, 10-15knot winging is actually fun!

(...). When the wind is light I put up a kite. When the wind is strong I put up the wing (I'd say the line is drawn at 12-13mph winds). When I first started winging it was a blast in in the 12mph range, but now it is just boring, compared to putting up the kite. (...) I get that, but it's all based...
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here
Replies: 321
Views: 80710

Re: Flysurfer Peak 5 is here

So now comes the question. Would an 8m Peak 5 do the trick to extend another 1-2 mph down? Or should I simply look for a Cloud for these super marginal days? I am hesitant to pull the trigger on the 8m Peak, they seem to not have the needed power spike to get going. How is the 8m in comparison to t...
by bragnouff
Fri May 27, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging and Self Rescue
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: Winging and Self Rescue

Different levels of wind dropping If wind drops to 7-10kts, you're unable to get flying again, but you can still grovel standing up on a large board, and still a chance to hold your ground or even go upwind a little bit. If it drops below 6-7kts, the wing isn't self supported anymore, and the lack ...
by bragnouff
Thu May 26, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast
Replies: 304
Views: 45003

Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Now that I've been winging for 6 months I can confidently say that kite foiling is going to be dead. In winds I used to kitefoil in (8-13knots) now I wingfoil every time, it's just a better tool to use with a foil. I used to be able to go in significantly lighter wind with kitefoil but now that I a...
by bragnouff
Wed May 25, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging and Self Rescue
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: Winging and Self Rescue

Different levels of wind dropping If wind drops to 7-10kts, you're unable to get flying again, but you can still grovel standing up on a large board, and still a chance to hold your ground or even go upwind a little bit. If it drops below 6-7kts, the wing isn't self supported anymore, and the lack o...
by bragnouff
Tue May 24, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2863
Views: 393723

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Talking about wear, I found that the only part that seems to get subject to wear is the yellow line of the mixer that runs through the pulleys, and the pulleys themselves which can get stuck due to salt and sand, leading to more wear on the lines. I was always super casual about the shake bridle, un...

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