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by Herman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surviving a death loop
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: Surviving a death loop

Sergie The video is as good as l have seen on the subject of bar tangles. Personally I would not regard it as a special technique, I would prefer to think of it as just another aspect of kite control because the kite is only doing what a kite does! For example if the bar is hooked at bottom of the l...
by Herman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses silente
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Moses silente

Any ideas what makes the Silente design less stable? Thinking about possible modifications for my lemon!

Pitch, roll or yaw instability?

Forget above just researched other threads and have answered my own question! I will hopefully get some lemonade out of it!
by Herman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses silente
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Moses silente

Could anybody who has ridden the Silente/FR425 (low aspect spade type wing) or similar have a stab at quantifying how much more difficult it would be to learn on the Silente set up as compared to the Fluente/633.

Is the difference night and day or just a few extra sessions?
by Herman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surviving a death loop
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: Surviving a death loop

Sliders are fine for learning and jumping. I would recommend them for beginners as it makes walking back upwind easier. Get one with a fixed option if you are unsure. Expect to take a session to get used to it. Here is where I am going to sound like a herotic. I do not like the concept of the bottom...
by Herman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surviving a death loop
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: Surviving a death loop

On the prevention theme as well as eradicating the hook and anything else that can tangle think about what you are doing with the bar.during a crash. If you are so off balance or disoriented that you cannot control the kite why are you still holding onto the bar? In this type of crash it is often be...
by Herman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Problems with incorrectly set bridles
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Problems with incorrectly set bridles

On further reflection regarding the variation from the design spec, if the red B2 was corrected I would expect the kite to fly ok-ish. Therefore, if it is second hand I would replace red B2 and fly it. Then attempt to retune the bridle by careful stretching if I thought its performance needed improv...
by Herman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Problems with incorrectly set bridles
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Problems with incorrectly set bridles

Simplistically : I would expect asymmetric bridle variation to cause kite rotation. Isolated bridle element error to cause a bump or dip in the camber shape. Errors in the outer elements will effect the shape of the arc etc. Angle of attack is also critical and is controlled by the bridle by the dif...
by Herman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses silente
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Moses silente

A few months ago I paid ~£430 for a Moses Silente mast FR425 and HP560 wings and stabilisers from eBay. They were in very good condition. Presumably the market value at the time! I assume you know the Silente has a fixed fuselage so more awkward for transportation but may be better from the engineer...
by Herman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Just got back on the water after a minor injury; took a big TT in very light onshore mush. Nobile XL 143X48. Sort of conditions that would look ok for learning. The footstrap placement on the board has a major bias to heelside. I am 210lbs and I could just get up and down the beach if I stood over t...
by Herman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any value in a 2005 Naish Boxer?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Any value in a 2005 Naish Boxer?

Is it an SLE ie. does it have a leading edge bridle? What is the flag out system? What size? Kite only or with bar? I still, occasionally, use a very early boxer 9m C kite for unhooked landboarding but they changed to SLE some when in the early 2000. Updated chicken loop and one valve repair. Kite k...

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