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by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: tack on the snow

https://i.postimg.cc/K3XMq1tV/IMG-upwind-tack.jpg Tack track should look something like that. You must keep your edge firm and cut through it, not sliding. Faster and more powerful you can do it better, then you get big upwind circles. Isn't it a 360 instead on your picture ? because to me you shou...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: tack on the snow

Sorry, i was speaking of tack upwind, not gibe downwind. During tack, if enough speed or hard snow, or rider weight on the back of the skis, skis can remain paralel with a proper timing. Faaaar more beautiful vs gibe, because you turn your body around the depower rope, face facing the wind (like tac...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: tack on the snow

I'll try to film my feet or camera far aday from me.
In deep powder , the trick is to put most of your weight at the bagk of the skis to ease the rapid turn of the front of the skis.
if kite has enough speed , it hangs most of your weight which ease the turn and the effort on your legs
by Regis-de-giens
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: tack on the snow

Another session end of last year in south of France , where I did a lot of tacks that I kept in the video; I love this tack more and more, even in the "bad" conditions of this video where it is the worse configuration : heavy powder (so low glide) and wind going down the slope (where a standard tran...
by Regis-de-giens
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 138
Views: 54079

Re: Pulsion 18m

you're welcome ; hot launch is perfect ; pull on rear lines to keep the kite 20 degree lower than the zenith to expedite the filling of air and avoid the kite to fly too rapidly up to the full zenith while still not full of air ; Pulsion is very very easy to hot launch and stable even if not full of...
by Regis-de-giens
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 138
Views: 54079

Re: Pulsion 18m

Any kite with light Cloth has to be treated with care, like: - avoid violent crashes of the leading edge directly on the water : Risk here is breaking the inter-cell cloth ; it never happened on my kites but I heard some feedback on this point . Concept'air does the repair of course or any foil kite...
by Regis-de-giens
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 138
Views: 54079

Re: Pulsion 18m

Pulsions are sensitive to impacts on the ground... ;-( The highest wind i rode the 18m on hydrofoil is 13 knots, 29m lines , 60kg. But i like having power even on a hydrofoil. But its sweet spot to me is rather 6-10knots. Above 10 knots,it is not dangerous (10 knots is still low wind, TT hardly ride...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Trapped air in double skin foils?
Replies: 41
Views: 1723

Re: Trapped air in double skin foils?

There is however one big advantage of entraped air : the internal pressure provide an additional stiffness that allows more efficient foil profile, like less "twisting" of wingsfor exemple. On the contrary on a SS (so, without internal pressure ) you need to impose more Angle of Attack on wings (to...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Trapped air in double skin foils?
Replies: 41
Views: 1723

Re: Trapped air in double skin foils?

a bit side of topic, just to discuss :-) : I was thinking of a system to store energy in the kite to be able to water start more easily and then foil with less power needed than water starts; based on a spring system fixed on front lines, with a "click system" : - you make serials loops that would l...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 138
Views: 54079

Re: Pulsion 18m

Yes Pulsion 18 has a very good lift and hang time, better than the 15 m and 12m; more speed as well ; overall a better L/D ratio, and far better than the peak; it also relaunches in about 5 knots if it falls properly in the water ; In very light wind, I also preferably loop in the direction I want t...

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