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by bragnouff
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 149
Views: 6831

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

If you're on a LEI in the surf, you'll be constantly steering the kite to keep it airborne like the ozone reo story above. If you're under a peak, it'll do it's best to keep flying like a plastic bag above you. You might be steering the Reo kite, but the end goal is not to keep it airborne while yo...
by bragnouff
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better
Replies: 149
Views: 6831

Re: now foil kiters are saying their kites drift better

What's with the under hand way of holding that bar though? Foil (kite) people are strange indeed!
by bragnouff
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lighter vs Heavier Kites - Durability
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Lighter vs Heavier Kites - Durability

Well, to be honest, it's only now in recent hydrofoiling times that we worry about using a 9m in 8kts, and riding downwind towards it. In 2012, In the 17kts+ range that they were intended to be used in, the effect of weight wasn't as critical as what you make it sound. The balance of the kite, its A...
by bragnouff
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lighter vs Heavier Kites - Durability
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Lighter vs Heavier Kites - Durability

Back a few years when Globe Kites were still making kites, including my all times favorite GK Trix, the kite was built around a Dacron skeleton. Which means that any tear in the canopy would most likely stop at the edge of the Dacron, and not propagate to structural elements (struts/tips/LE). The id...
by bragnouff
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: DIY Neo Strutless?
Replies: 32
Views: 2372

Re: DIY Neo Strutless?

I wonder if you could dissolve all the inked graphics away. There must be a good cup/100g of useless ink in there. Plain is always lighter!
by bragnouff
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safety issue of connecting kite leash to the back or side of Harness
Replies: 30
Views: 1798

Re: Safety issue of connecting kite leash to the back or side of Harness

It's critical to have a short freeride leash when using the front connection to the harness. I had my long leash snag around the end of my kite bar, causing kiteloops. Now I exclusively use a short (30cm) freeride leash connected to my spreader bar and had zero problems. I can unhook too, just no h...
by bragnouff
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safety issue of connecting kite leash to the back or side of Harness
Replies: 30
Views: 1798

Re: Safety issue of connecting kite leash to the back or side of Harness

Few remarks: Isn't being pulled underwater more backbreaking when pulled from the front? A big pull from the back, and your body can easily fold forward under the pressure from the water, like when you sit or touch your toes with your fingers. Folding backwards is arguably much harder for your back....
by bragnouff
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 432
Views: 44292

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

at the same time, there's no reason why a German shop would be the best way to purchase some canadian made kites. Right? To this day, this shop is the only one offering this product, and it's just a pre-order anyway, and maybe OR haven't yet unraveled their sales plan. So by all accounts, it can be ...
by bragnouff
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 432
Views: 44292

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Greenturtle wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:31 pm
They ARE using the “standard” set up now.
I'm confused, I thought the standard was the other standard...
Geez, maybe we should start (or resurrect) a reference topic and see which brand follows which standard, and see which one is therefore the de facto standard...
by bragnouff
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 432
Views: 44292

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

https://www.coronation-industries.de/shop/de/ocean-rodeo-kites/15480-ocean-rodeo-flite-ultralight-2019-kite.html#/50-10_kite_inklusiv_optionen-kite_only/1101-08_kite_grossen-145 a size for size comparison has a approx 1000 euros difference in price................. :o You pay a lot more for black k...

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