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by SolarSet
Tue May 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Opinions on next Cabrinha kite
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Opinions on next Cabrinha kite

FX would be considerably different for a beginner in going upwind and once he starts first jumps. It's a big ignorant to throw these kites in the same bag. For intermediate rider probably difference wouldn't matter as much as they can get more from any kite. Moto and Swichblade, yes these two wouldn...
by SolarSet
Tue May 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Boardgliding - 35 seconds hangtime by Olly Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Boardgliding - 35 seconds hangtime by Olly Bridge

wish they had more pro riders on TT, it would be interesting to see how much they can squeeze from foil kites
by SolarSet
Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 848
Views: 166863

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I would see a gain in getting 9m soul in wider wind range that I can get from LEI kite. I'm guessing that 9m Soul would have range on TT like 8-11m LEI kite. My local spots have narrow or almost no beach at all adding another level on complexity in starting kite but as you mention my 9m would be for...
by SolarSet
Fri May 22, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 848
Views: 166863

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I did and went back to LEIs. 12m Soul amazing in low wind but very slow. Floaty jumps and stability great but very different from LEIs. 9m amazing low end for the size but for me got pretty sketchy in higher winds, I found the redirect after bigger jumps difficult to control and much more inconsist...
by SolarSet
Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 848
Views: 166863

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Hey, Did someone recently made transition from LEI to Soul 8/9m on TT and get some insight how does the ride compares? Getting my Switchblades 10 & 14m sold this year and would consider 9m soul for TT but can't demo anywhere I live this kite. I wonder how is lunching of small 9m soul is like in 20-3...
by SolarSet
Wed May 20, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strongest bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Strongest bar?

You would have to ask manufactures if they are even testing bar for maximum load. Lines for sure but bar? I wouldn't think so as it not meant to carry very high stress. I'm sure they would do it with a new design but doubt that they test every bar unlike lines these should be load testes to 1.5x max...
by SolarSet
Wed May 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strongest bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Strongest bar?

I don't think bar meant to hold your weight with just steering lines. Much better to get stronger front lines than bar itself any bar would snap in conditions where you lose both front lines
by SolarSet
Wed May 20, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strongest bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Strongest bar?

Cabrihna has aluminium bar as well with very strong lines.
Bar should or could only snap if you snap one of the front lines... otherwise all load is on chicken loop and front lines.
by SolarSet
Fri May 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone Zephyr V5/6 17m or Ozone Hypelink v2 11/13m ?
Replies: 25
Views: 855

Re: Ozone Zephyr V5/6 17m or Ozone Hypelink v2 11/13m ?

I would recommend 15m foil kite rather then 11 or 13m as foil kite for TT as range is greater than LEI. 17m zephyr will overpower you in 16kts. Another problem with large LEI kites is their narrow wind range, at low end you can easily lose kite from sky in lulls and in stronger winds it will get ove...
by SolarSet
Thu May 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone Zephyr V5/6 17m or Ozone Hypelink v2 11/13m ?
Replies: 25
Views: 855

Re: Ozone Zephyr V5/6 17m or Ozone Hypelink v2 11/13m ?

Yesterday ridden my Soul 15m at my 92kg weight in usual condition 12-14kts. I could jump high on my foil kite but in same conditions on my switchblade 14m I could barely go left-right with no jumping (no fun) Lighter guys were riding 12-14 LEI kites, didn't see many jumping. Foil kite is a game chan...

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