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by jumptheshark
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1849
Views: 57771

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

if the weather is very mad and out of control how will kiting be ? particulatry the gusty winds we seem to have alot more now than 18 years ago when i started - Cmon man. I can absolutely bear witness to change in our area, but more gusty wind? Nope. The wind is the wind, it has all kinds of presen...
by jumptheshark
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 969
Views: 118429

Re: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Not to perpetuate the hearsay chain of thought, but I would imagine that a lot of the loading of stitches in LEI kites is independent of how they are ridden. The canopy and pigtails and line components are for sure far less loaded for foiling, but inflation pressure and in some cases lack there of w...
by jumptheshark
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 969
Views: 118429

Re: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Absolutely, to counter some sticker shock and get some “Best” like market penetration, they should put out a bare bones ultra light single strut, no excess build like clouds but at a reflective price point. Market and price it just right and you net the bulk of the next wave of foilers. Something Dr...
by jumptheshark
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winged the Starboard E-type?
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Winged the Starboard E-type?

Probably lovely, but seriously, f*** them. Look at their page and it eventually has a little chart of appropriateness for forms of foiling disciplines..... windsurf, wing, wave, wake. Kite foiling refined all this shit first. Surfers were in snowboard boots before the french kite contingent got it s...
by jumptheshark
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 3255

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2021

Absolutely, Horst istheman! So much good info from him, but many thanks to others: Tomtom, Armin, Dsurf, Slappysan, jjjlaudenslager, Jakemoore, Jatem and many others for their early stoke. All of which were way ahead of me. I am not much of a leader, but often an early adopter. I single out Peter be...
by jumptheshark
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 3255

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2021

Definitely interesting times in kite development. One year. Well, more like 8 months. This time last year I was all in on tube kites. Had been for over a decade. Had C kites, wave kites, singlestrut, strutless, a delta and a few beaters for bashing around on the ice and snow. Then Peter Frank wrote ...
by jumptheshark
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Short Foilboard water start tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Short Foilboard water start tips?

As foil pointed out, its a self limiting question. Loads of us have been surprised by how something we thought we were good at is beyond us with a simple parameter change. Then we dive into a whole "set up" fiddling fiasco all the while denying that we ourselves are the issue. Give it a week of good...
by jumptheshark
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Benefits of small foil kites for freeride hydrofoil?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Benefits of small foil kites for freeride hydrofoil?

Not enough to talk about foil kites as a whole anymore. Single skin and double skin foils are very different animals. The Peak4 thread is a long read, but here are a few reasons I like small single skin foils for hydrofoiling: Exceptionally light weight yields better performance in the low end Excep...
by jumptheshark
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1997
Views: 160740

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Dude! He makes a pretty good point. I have had the kite roll through its lines before and it flies with zero issues but I still correct that shit before the next outing. You kinda just said you gave up on untangling and just popped it up. It flew fine, you know, for a kite your unfamiliar with then ...
by jumptheshark
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1997
Views: 160740

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

From your descriptions I would hazard a guess that some portion of the bridle looped over the kite and the kite went all the way through so the bridle has now got a twist. Sometimes the mixer can also get "inside out"ish, if the flying lines are detached but these are generally easy to reverse. I wo...

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