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by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot Raptor kite
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

To be fair, they make durable products that last, but I think the point is no-one would pay full price for them considering they have not freshened up the product line. I don't see anyone on RPM's anymore at my local beaches and not for a no. of years. They used to be very popular. The worst thing ...
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inflatable race kites
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Inflatable race kites

ok, we shall see when vantage kites and Bruno have their high pressure kite ready: https://www.vantagekites.com/news/bruno-legaignoux-partners-vantage/ :cool2: And pretty cool! That could finally eliminate the increased drag of a foil kite section with its additional surface area without additional...
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inflatable race kites
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Inflatable race kites

While there is minimal movement on the boom, the top third of the mast and the leech of the sail are constantly adjusting would you agree? yes, but as a kiter you don´t need this While inflatable kites do have a similar property to windsurfing sails "head twist", foil kites do not. The ability of a...
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inflatable race kites
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Inflatable race kites

When you watch racing today there is a permanent working on the bar: depower ... power ... depower ... power and so on. That´s wrong..... This statement is wrong in 3 ways 1. If the kite is in one position, not sining, then yes, you are correct (so long as you are not changing course or encounterin...
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 83
Views: 4306

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

You could try that maybe? You may disagree with my stance on this, but I did try handheld wings. As I told you before, I used the KiteWing on medias from too high a resistance to work, to very low resistance medias with good success. I know the feeling of having a wing in my hands above me and I do...
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?
Replies: 83
Views: 4306

Re: Wingsurfing - Intel - forum topic?

james wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 pm
So I was correct no experience of the kite wings in their current form yet still being the expert.
james,

When do you plan on trying one of the new inflatable wings out? Are you willing to report back here with your experience?
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: switch kite alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: switch kite alternatives

Too bad Switch switched directions as I would have continued to buy kites. Ya, I have seen some Switch Kite users kind of baffled of late. Still, I like some of their old models. And Felix will get things back on track. R&D is pretty difficult when you have to move away from what worked well, to......
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inflatable race kites
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Inflatable race kites

....Therefore, executed properly, rigid inflatable kite structure should be superior to paraglider..... A paraglider's (or a foil kite's) inefficiency is not due to it lacking rigidity. A paraglider's or foil kites main inefficiency is due to the cell shape increasing surface area without increasin...
by Matteo V
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot Raptor kite
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Ok, we have a Portland in the UK As I said UK I didn’t think it was that difficult to understand I was talking about “THE UK” Clearly I was wrong. No, you are still misunderstanding. Clarity to what you posit requires "in the UK". So you could have done it this way: "You only have to look at the nu...
by Matteo V
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot Raptor kite
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

So you deliberately ignore the bit where I specified the UK? It seems you may be applying a more liberal meaning to "specified" than I would. Saw this yesterday at Portland in the UK , don't remember it as an an old model, Something new on the way? Looked like a Rev humped an RPM Then, Is it 30% of...

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