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by jatem
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram Airs Crash in 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Predictions are notoriously difficult to get right. Its actually kite strings that have crashed in 2021, people are holding onto inflato tube wings with their bare hands.
by jatem
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Revolution in Racing Kites
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Revolution in Racing Kites

Incredible, those Norwegians were so ahead of the game with the skiseil. They realized you need to get rid of the kite strings and the bladder to improve kiting. Single skin kitewing for the win. That's all of Pumpy's nightmares about kitemares solved. Time to retire. Nolongerpumpskites and nostrings
by jatem
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2700
Views: 314481

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

The volume of the 999 is only 75% of the hps 930, so it's a very thin wing and seems to have a wide speed range. It glides and pumps through the lulls really nicely, which suits the peaks to a tee. It catches the smallest bumps, but also cranks up plenty of speed when powered up, and feels much more...
by jatem
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2700
Views: 314481

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Are you using a peak in that video, you mention you rarely use the 4m kite?
by jatem
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2700
Views: 314481

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

High aspect pumping wings work great with the peaks in swell, and allow you to use a smaller sized kite. I have used my Axis 1010 with a 3m peak in up to 40 knots, and over foiling hasn't been an issue. The so called 'surf' foil wings usually have a low-mid aspect with a very thick profile, which si...
by jatem
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2700
Views: 314481

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I found that the yellow mixer line can wear if the pulleys get sand in them, so I check the pulleys are running freely as I lay it down for launch setup.
by jatem
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2700
Views: 314481

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

If a peak is about to collapse, i sheet the bar in hard, and I rotate the bar downwards to get even more back line tension. I don't leave the kite above my head in waves, better to have it back in the window. Diving the kite from up high can allow it to hold it's shape better than having apparent wi...
by jatem
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2700
Views: 314481

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Agree with everything said in this thread so far but would like to point out that the Peak4 does have its limits at its intended use. From frequent posters this might not seems so clear because maybe they don't go out in these conditions, which imo are the sweetspot conditions for this kite. I am t...
by jatem
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Has Anyone Tried A Big Board For Kite Foiling In Super Low Wind
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: Has Anyone Tried A Big Board For Kite Foiling In Super Low Wind

I went a slightly different direction. I bought a 52 litre 5'10" board. The idea being that if I dive the kite to get up on the board but do not get up on the foil I have time for a second dive before the board sinks. I am 80 kg. and it works well for me and I do not have to climb up on a small tip...
by jatem
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One Strut Kites comparison
Replies: 41
Views: 7922

Re: One Strut Kites comparison

Pocket foil boards are a risky proposition for situations when you might need to self rescue, recently I've been using my 5' prone foil board when going further from shore. The low end water starts are a lot better as well. A buoyant board and a pfd can make a big difference.

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