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by joriws
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hangtime World Record
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Hangtime World Record

He's anchored or something because rider does not swing under the kite. Kite stays at angle to rider. Potentionally a friction wheel based line as it gives more line on kite loop.
by joriws
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 33
Views: 1449

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

slowboat wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:20 am
jman wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:57 pm
Better than a wave tube kite, really?
Not sure why you are skeptical. The foils that drift well are lighter than strutless tubes and are mid aspect, so why not?
Also foilkites have better weight balance vs usual LEI kites front heavy.
by joriws
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A15ME for a heavier guy
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: A15ME for a heavier guy

> can expect a wind change of 14-28-mph , ( 12 to 25 knots) ; I am 15kg heavier than you Bille and that range for me is working with single foil kite, Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus 10. Naturally not very lit up at 12kn but I can go on a speedy TT or surfboard or HF. I also used Speed3 12DLX and used it at ...
by joriws
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil kites - lost of center lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Foil kites - lost of center lines?

I just had experience at high wind with old line speed4 lotus10. I did backroll handplant transition with kite loop. Pull was so hard that I flew and submerged. Both front pigtail broken, red z-main and br- cut, red side bar got in half, green br6 attach-point ripped and green mixer ripped. 2x pigta...
by joriws
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Action Cams in 2019 whats everyone using
Replies: 44
Views: 2986

Re: Action Cams in 2019 whats everyone using

I started fpv drone flying and became familiar to new series of products. There other brands doing Session-like cameras like Foxeer and Runcam. Of course check IP rating if suitable with kiting. Price is a nice point.
by joriws
Mon May 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self launch and self land option
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

Re: Self launch and self land option

I don't believe this bridle hook on video - could cause big forces on only few bridle-to-kite attachment point potentionally breaking something. Wind sock pre-inflate - ok, perhaps PeterLynn foil kites. Non-existent problem for other kites. Just pre-inflate by opening air vents, kites with intake me...
by joriws
Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: equipment for beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 605

Re: equipment for beginners

1) price of gear is based on market price expectation. "Brand X kites in general should cost 2000 money units". Labour-cost, material-cost, central-office-cost etc are minor per kite (if brands sell big number of kites) relative to consumer price, most cost for you is the profit for importer and kit...
by joriws
Wed May 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 17m lightwind Kite + normal TT or 12m Kite + Door?
Replies: 19
Views: 982

Re: 17m lightwind Kite + normal TT or 12m Kite + Door?

But these are just opinions and probably not suited for you. But for me it allows me to practise kiteboarding. as you said.. not great for beginners.. completely different power generation and delivery.. then there is handling those bridles, self rescue and the list goes on.. I would not touch foil...
by joriws
Tue May 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 17m lightwind Kite + normal TT or 12m Kite + Door?
Replies: 19
Views: 982

Re: 17m lightwind Kite + normal TT or 12m Kite + Door?

I'd not waste my money on 15-19m LEI based on what I see on my kite locations. They are pigs on LW - LE heavy with does not allow them properly turn when much more balanced and more powerful foil kites can still haul my 110kg ass on water. On this video I demonstrate how 15m foil outperforms all LEI...
by joriws
Sun May 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Foil Kite - Water Self Rescue
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Foil Kite - Water Self Rescue

Tomtom, I've been using exclusively foilkites for 10y since Speed3 came to market. I can use them as a sail (or call it downwind wind bag), although I've been forced to do it only once with Sonic1 so not much self rescue experience. Water launch and landing because no beach available is basic task f...

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