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by kitexpert
Mon May 18, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LE stitching stretches / is widening. Need to worry?
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: LE stitching stretches / is widening. Need to worry?

Good advice from PullStrings. Some strengthening should be done otherwise there is a risk LE bursts and bladder also, resulting quite large repair work. So yes, there is need to worry, even though that is only few stitches. Unfortunately Ozone kites have suffered from these issues, they have used da...
by kitexpert
Sun May 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New model kite vs. old model (3-5 years)
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: New model kite vs. old model (3-5 years)

RRD kites (not sure which models) are the only ones that after testing I left me thinking - what the f*** is this crap. I really wish i knew the models i tried. Not only one - but 3 or 4 different models of my friends. One was front stalling and falling on me all the time, the second one had 100kg ...
by kitexpert
Sun May 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aeolus V2
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: Pansh Aeolus V2

Foilholio, It doesn’t matter how much thinner the bridles are, more will always create more drag. Yes, many thin lines is worse than few thicker lines. Also his earlier calculations of bridle line lengths were rubbish. It shouldn't be too difficult to understand if there is 2x as many primary bridl...
by kitexpert
Fri May 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 241
Views: 49737

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Thank you for your explanations! Bit by bit i also start to understand how things should be done to come to good perfomance. Interesting journey especially nowadays with all the innovations towards the olympics! Find it a nice challenge to establish a state of the art diy foilkite in Surfplan to sh...
by kitexpert
Tue May 12, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aeolus V2
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: Pansh Aeolus V2

So on other Pansh kites with D and H straps they are not visible in pictures. So like the performance of the kite it is completely dumb shit to determine either from just pictures. The kite has been tested (by Olympic training racers) against the R1V3 and has likely copied much of it's design from ...
by kitexpert
Mon May 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 241
Views: 49737

Re: DIY Foil Kites

You worry much too much about how billow affects to bridle. It is quite constant factor affecting only span wise so it really doesn't make that much difference, primary bridle angles just change a little bit when kite takes its billow shape when it is flying. IDK if SP takes this "shrinkage" in brid...
by kitexpert
Mon May 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aeolus V2
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: Pansh Aeolus V2

You can tell how good a kite is by just looking at it. You are not kitexpert, you are kiteGod, lol Well how good something is depends very much how well it is designed and made. If race kite don't have those features successful race kites do have it is quite reasonable to think it isn't on par with...
by kitexpert
Sun May 10, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aeolus V2
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: Pansh Aeolus V2

It is pretty impressive wing but when I now see the structure and the bridle it is easy to see it is not top of the line design. For sure it is big step forward from earlier version though. Kite seems to have only span wise strapping and no diagonals, so there is a lot of bridle line instead (bridle...
by kitexpert
Sun May 10, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Beta test - online kite design software
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Beta test - online kite design software

:) Thank you, very good and necessary improvements :thumb: I did three designs and I liked how it worked out. To be able to save and open designs is of course important. I still missed a bit cell width adjustment (center-wingtip) but it is ok as it is, I assume it is constant. This is not as importa...
by kitexpert
Sun May 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 241
Views: 49737

Re: DIY Foil Kites

What if you made a foil kite bridle and bar setup with only a single center front line instead of two? Would there be a benefit in bridle simplicity? What would be the best way to setup a speed system that goes from one front line to two back lines I wonder? No flag out safety of course, but I have...

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