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by leeuwen
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: That guy is dangerous
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: “That guy is dangerous”

More often than not its the example set that is the danger. There is such a wide gap in skill and experience that truly advanced riders can do things in places that are relatively low risk to themselves and others, Still it is very debatable if they simply also shouldn't do this stuff either. Those...
by leeuwen
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The reverse side of the kite sport Kite crash
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: The reverse side of the kite sport Kite crash

Toby wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:43 pm
3:26 and 3:49 are really bad!
Also they share one thing in common: something hard Or worse downwind.
Good reminders to not mess about near shore and other hard obstacles.
by leeuwen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Newb kite size question
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Newb kite size question

Yes, you will switch kite size depending on conditions. If you go to a webpage of any kite manufacturer they will give you the (approximate) windrange. You also have some online kite-size calculators to give you some indication what kite you need for what condition. However there are a lot of things...
by leeuwen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: C kite jumping performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: C kite jumping performance?

They dont. kevin langeree switched from the torch (the highest jumping C kite) to the pivot because bridled kites (both hybrid and regular) jump higher and then won the king of the air two years running. The main reason pros use C kites in big air is that they are safer because the pull through the...
by leeuwen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: C kite jumping performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: C kite jumping performance?

I think it depends on want you want from a jump. c kites are usually used for freestyle/wakestyle kind of tricks/jumps with lots of horizontal pull, kiteloops and explosive pop (&slack). However if you are measuring jump performance by getting as high as possible, e.g. woo leaderboards, c kites are ...
by leeuwen
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kite shape generates more pull in turns
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Which kite shape generates more pull in turns

I wanna test ride several types of kites, but first I wanted to see what theoretically should be the type that I am looking for. Absolutely good idea! Go and rent something or maybe you can make a deal with a shop that you try out a few of their kites and then buy one of those. Make sure to ride in...
by leeuwen
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kite shape generates more pull in turns
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Which kite shape generates more pull in turns

That would be a "C" kite like ... Do note that they are generally considered very unfriendly to beginning kiters. Relaunch is more difficult and any steering mistake usually has bigger, more powerful, consequences. They require lots of technique and are mostly used for wakestyle kind of tricks by v...
by leeuwen
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bladderless Construction
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Bladderless Construction

It would totally work. By far most whitewater rafts etc are bladderless with all glued or welded seams and they are tough as hell. If the material weight was scaled down and optimized to kite lightness etc it could be great. I don't think you can say: it works for boats so it will works for kites. ...
by leeuwen
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Pivot 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 10844

Re: Naish Pivot 2020

even temperature seems to impact wind strength. So in colder weather, it feels to me like the wind has less power. But of course, it could be just conditions as well. Air temperature certainly impacts power. However it is the other way around: You lose ballpark about 10% of the wind power between 0...
by leeuwen
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What to buy - beginner ish :)
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: What to buy - beginner ish :)

Ok - good to know about the opposing forces, I was under the impression that felling the gust is one thing, and that having the kite "flap" in gusts is another - but as I said - I am not an expert here :) I was talking about uncomfortable riding in gusts (pulled in jolts) vs directness of steering....

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