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by RedSky
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitebuggying sand dunes
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Kitebuggying sand dunes

Love those dunes. My dust devil would be at home there. Looks like a good turn out.
by RedSky
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 80 knots on a foilkite
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: 80 knots on a foilkite

Not wow, that was downhill assisted run, not kite powered only run Sure, but my response was to the OP's concern about whether a kite could move through the air at 80knts without canopy deformation etc. I still think two small lei kites with two operators in one craft would work more efficiently th...
by RedSky
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 80 knots on a foilkite
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: 80 knots on a foilkite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=0riMF2LUVfU&feature=emb_logo 88mph / 76knts / 142.9 kph Cabrinha Switchblade If you want to go fast then use a small kite in very high wind. I don't know much about sailing on water but I imagine that using a hydrofoil design and two small kites in ve...
by RedSky
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Coating to reduce the air permeability in old flysurfers
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Coating to reduce the air permeability in old flysurfers

There were discussions on this many many years ago. Such treatments could increase the chance of blowing holes in the canopy if slammed.
by RedSky
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurf equipment found in East Sussex
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Kitesurf equipment found in East Sussex

I lost a 10.5m flexifoil ION in green and black at Camber about 6-8 years ago. xD I was using it with a kitecat in a gentle off-shore. The wind died and it fell onto the water capsizing the kitecat. I had to cut away and swim to shore. The kite drifted out into the channel. I contacted the coast gua...
by RedSky
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Electric Landboard Kite
Replies: 20
Views: 1477

Re: Electric Landboard Kite

You'll out run the wind and put stress on the motor
by RedSky
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Fatality on river Danube, Belgrade.
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Kite Fatality on river Danube, Belgrade.

60-70kts !!
That's hurricane force! Poor guy. Stay safe.
by RedSky
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: What is the lowest wind you can kite in?
Replies: 24
Views: 2682

Re: What is the lowest wind you can kite in?

Pffff 4-6 knots

Flying here when the wind drops off to 1 knot



xD
by RedSky
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: That guy is dangerous
Replies: 172
Views: 8587

Re: That guy is dangerous

All this talk about helmets... Any Gen X’rs from the late 80s to 90s remember Skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, BMX, Mosh Pits, etc. When helmets were nonexistent? I somehow survived. Ha, yes. You see even adults wearing helmets now. As kids we would never been seen in one. Each to their o...
by RedSky
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3rd party liability insurance UK
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: 3rd party liability insurance UK

I once used the Scottish Power Kite Association but it is affiliated with the BKSA, so maybe not what you're looking for.

https://spka.org/membership

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