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by kitexpert
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension

I've seen Anton's videos and they are indeed excellent advice how to jump higher. And this new video of significance of line tension is very much on point practically.

It is obvious he knows how to jump high and he can give good advice how to do it, that is the most important thing.
by kitexpert
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension

Yes Faxie is correct. Kite lines or kite itself isn't any kind of bungee system in which you load energy and then release it for a jump. Real explanation is about force and counter force, about your ability to edge and take the force kite offers in your harness and finally to the water. That is the ...
by kitexpert
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?

PL AeroV2. Very very well designed kite which is stable and quite usable. If I had to choose I'd take Aero any time over Sonic2. Sonic3 may be even better but there is a big difference in price also. You are right to say they are cheaper, but the handling of the kite is as twitchy as all the other ...
by kitexpert
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?

PL AeroV2. Very very well designed kite which is stable and quite usable. If I had to choose I'd take Aero any time over Sonic2. Sonic3 may be even better but there is a big difference in price also.
by kitexpert
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flysurfer sonic3, any news?
Replies: 179
Views: 17127

Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Very impressive 360's in a row :thumb: It seems like hf is easier or works better than skis on ice/firm snow. I've only had few times when 360 is kind of easy and even then to continue immediately to next one has not been possible because of too low speed. 360 is a funny trick in which you get feeli...
by kitexpert
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 276
Views: 52642

Re: DIY Foil Kites

I disagree single skin kite is more difficult to design in SP, you just have to use it a bit unconventionally. Making typical ss flares to the ribs is easy to do manually after patterns are printed. But to design hybrid kites in SP is difficult, then you have to stretch certain parameters to the lim...
by kitexpert
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 276
Views: 52642

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Thanks for sharing your experiences. When you make kites by yourself it is a burden to make it any more complicated than it has to be. I mean for instance if you double A line row attachment points. I once did that, there was perhaps 4-5cm distance between the connections. However kite flied and beh...
by kitexpert
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Torque Bar - flag line knot slipped through stopper
Replies: 19
Views: 780

Re: Naish Torque Bar - flag line knot slipped through stopper

Yes I've seen that happen. It all goes down to have correct size of knot and hole respectively. In your case the issue is that plastic part which has a bit too big hole in it. I wouldn't recommend to make a bigger knot because it can stuck when quick release is used and then safety system of the kit...
by kitexpert
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Firefly V2 mod
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: The Firefly V2 mod

In OP's case line lengths are not "just right" because there is a speed system and new lines are connected to C but located backwards. Kind of hack but because nature of these kites is so crude it will do somehow anyway and at least very probably it doesn't make kite worse (if added complexity, drag...
by kitexpert
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The Firefly V2 mod
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: The Firefly V2 mod

Oh I forgot about the flapping... just a tiny bit bar pressure and it’s gone.. when even that is too much.. rig smaller. This is how I cut back the flapping as well. Just keep a little pressure on the bar and it really helps. Works really well in overpowered condition too. Prevents the kite from de...

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