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by kitexpert
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: more speed on a soul
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: more speed on a soul

By changing the profile by the mixers and PMAs you might set the profile a bit faster but for serious additional speed gain you need to uprgarde to a more race oriented kite, something like the Sonic 3. Otherwise just try to use smaller sized kites. Speed records on ice and water have been achieved...
by kitexpert
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 2029

Re: tack on the snow

Yes those are 360's but it is not that relevant how you continue after passing the critical point of turn. Main thing is to go high upwind and keep up the speed as good as possible. If you change your direction of course you don't cross your tracks. I agree upwind turns make snow kiting more interes...
by kitexpert
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 2029

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. LEI kite 8 or 9m is perhaps easiest because it reacts and flies...
by kitexpert
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrinkles, WTF
Replies: 31
Views: 2875

Re: Wrinkles, WTF

What does 15 hg means? Some Hg pillar height pressure but who knows what. In SI units normal air pressure is 1013mbar or 1.013bar of 1013hPa. If you have 50% vacuum then you have 50% atmospheric over pressure on your work piece, that is about 50 000Pa or 50kPa or 0.5bar. Then every cm2 has 5N (equal...
by kitexpert
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Valve repair
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Valve repair

Use some force. You can also pry it with a small flat head screwdriver but be careful not to damage anything.
by kitexpert
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: No return point of a foil kite
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: No return point of a foil kite

Please could you explain what is meant by baffle straps? is this an internal diagonal piece? or something else? Exactly. It is weird to invent new names to kite parts. Judging from the pictures those parts are the ribs of the kite, or airfoils or vertical "walls" in between cells. Strap like look i...
by kitexpert
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension
Replies: 20
Views: 2610

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: 2610

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: 1847

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: 1847

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.

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