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by derek440
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Water launching Sonics, any success?
Replies: 18
Views: 10858

Re: Water launching Sonics, any success?



video of a boat launch foil kite with Gin Spirit 6m
by derek440
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Line Plan VMG2 21
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Line Plan VMG2 21

Also Flysurfer have published a guide to tuning VMG2 which involves measuring the overall length of the entire bridle with a spreadsheet at each attachment point to the kite, then applying an adjustment factor until the measures are as close as possible and then adjusting each attachment point until...
by derek440
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Line Plan VMG2 21
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Line Plan VMG2 21

I may have found your problem; your link to the lineplan above is actually to the 23m VMG2, the VMG2 21m has different length sections for BM5 and B9.
by derek440
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Single skin foil kite with closed cell LE V2
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Single skin foil kite with closed cell LE V2

Still waiting but our Gin team in Switzerland have flown it and they report that its a massive step forward in performance from the V1 Marabou. I'll report back when I receive these kites, I am expecting this to be a bit of a game-changer, fingers crossed. The other kites that Housi has designed and...
by derek440
Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite with or without adjustable mixer
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: Foil kite with or without adjustable mixer

Fun fact, the term speed system comes from the paragliding world where they have a "speed bar" that essentially sheets out the wing by pulling in A using your foot with ratios in the mixer/speed system, similar to how we sheet out with ratios in the mixer, which makes the paraglider fly faster/more ...
by derek440
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Single skin foil kite with closed cell LE V2
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Single skin foil kite with closed cell LE V2

Great info above on the FF3 and it sounds like very similar design goals and opportunities addressed from the earlier version. The ShamanV3 (snow kite) was a huge step forward in performance from Shaman v2 and goes upwind much better than Marabou V1 which was super easy to use but sat too far back i...
by derek440
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic 3 11m or 13m?
Replies: 16
Views: 1264

Re: Sonic 3 11m or 13m?

I bought the 13m sonic 3 in the end. A soul absoloutly lover the hang time allows you to do board and stuff just a couple feet off the water. Not fond any other that gives you the time to do that. I am curious still if the 11m could of done that for me but with better steering input. Any one got a ...
by derek440
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Sonic 3 vs Ozone Chrono V4 11m
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: FS Sonic 3 vs Ozone Chrono V4 11m

I have raced (upwind then downwind and repeat) for a season on kites almost the same AR as Soul (Gin Spirit) and then the next season on kites almost the same AR as Sonic (Gin Instinct) and I have raced against Sonic3 several times. I can tell you for sure there is a height advantage upwind in the h...
by derek440
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic 4
Replies: 27
Views: 2098

Re: Sonic 4

The wind ranges issue can get pretty complex, Flysurfer went through similar questions with Sonic wind ranges and Armin posted a video explaining how the choices were made, so its a bit tricky. One of the factors is that a higher AR kite can sit further forward in the window so you can hold more pow...

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