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by zerogee_ca
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?
Replies: 148
Views: 7627

Re: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?

This is happening in Ecuador to surfers caught violating the stay at home order /curfew...



by zerogee_ca
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 917
Views: 163219

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

There is a short video about this new SK Shapes safety system on their FB: https://www.facebook.com/SKshapes/videos/2270272133275782/ I also found some more info in the comments: Weight: 112g Size: 70mm Features: 3 times smaller in length, 2.5 times ligther than regular safety systems and a integra...
by zerogee_ca
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vertigo while Kiting?
Replies: 25
Views: 1145

Re: Vertigo while Kiting?

I experienced some crazy assed vertigo while snowkiting once years ago. A snow squall blew through with zero visibility. All I could see was me, my board, and the top of the rigging on my bar. The snow was powder so it was like I was riding on a cloud. No tactile feeling at all. No horizon. It felt ...
by zerogee_ca
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Measuring jump height in a new way
Replies: 34
Views: 2684

Re: Measuring jump height in a new way

I don't think , barometric sensors are the way to go ; think about what causes a Gust of wind , (change in pressure) , and you can see it on the water. GPS won't work well either ; accuracy to within 1 meter ain't happening. A laser measuring device, would need to be pointed down at all times to wo...
by zerogee_ca
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Measuring jump height in a new way
Replies: 34
Views: 2684

Re: Measuring jump height in a new way

I have a toy helicopter that has an "Altitude Hold" feature that supposedly uses an electronic Barometer. Throttle up to the desired height, then release the throttle to hold altitude. It does an amazing job holding a steady altitude. I didn't think barometers had this kind of sensitivity (inches) t...
by zerogee_ca
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why are wind forecasts frequently way off? Probabilities!
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Why are wind forecasts frequently way off? Probabilities!

Very interesting video on the complexities of condition reports and forecasts...

by zerogee_ca
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Canards
Replies: 22
Views: 1459

Re: Canards

I haven't seen much talk about this canard from Onofoil. Similar in area to the Spitfire XLW but swept wings. Anyone seen it? or tried it?

https://www.onofoil.com/canard/kitefoil


Looks like they are also working on a pump able surf foil.

by zerogee_ca
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfer died after gust of wind lifted him 150ft and smashed him into cliff
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Kitesurfer died after gust of wind lifted him 150ft and smashed him into cliff

Here's the link to the actual article they scraped the story from. Most photos are related to the article. The random photos belong to a Related Articles links section. Totally unrelated to the story. It's even the wrong picture of the guy. Guaranteed she is not talking about this story. https://www...
by zerogee_ca
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: Oops...

A clear case of distracted driving. 😬🙄
by zerogee_ca
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

I used to fold the kite in 3 in a room with a ceiling fan. At room temperature, no additional heat needed.
Prop open the deflate flap on the kite. Point a desk fan at the opening. The kite would inflate but not try to unfold itself. Kite would usually dry within 3 hours.

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