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by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: TEST RESULTS OF THE NEW WIPIKA AMP 11,9 AND 10,30
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Wipika 2003 AMP sizes: 5.4 7.4m2 7.1 9.6m2 8.7 11.8m2 10.3 14.0m2 11.9 16.2m2 13.5 18.4m2 15.1 20.6m2 Windrange estimate: One size more power, meaning the 14m2 (10.3) has the same bottom end as the Airblast 16m2 ( 11.8 ) It is really good to see, that now you can choose the sizes you wan't for a qui...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 28, 2002 4:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most liked kite
Replies: 56
Views: 3693

On 2002-11-28 03:26, Hernan wrote: Frank: the question is more which "was" your most liked kite, new or old, the "emotional one". I know - but it seems that most of us forget our emotions for the "past", as soon as we get a new (and better performing kite). This is only human I think - just the way...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most liked kite
Replies: 56
Views: 3693

Hmmm - somehow this discussion is just as meaningless as the "which is the best looking kite ?" discussion, is'nt it ?
:razz:
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: TEST RESULTS OF THE NEW WIPIKA AMP 11,9 AND 10,30
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

The AMP10.3/14m2 has a new bridle system. The pulley is located further forward, so you get a harder bar pressure (you can "feel" the kite), which is good. And you can still reverse launch. Excellent. It is delivered standard without bridles (and for this 14m2 you really don't need it that much). Bu...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How Cold Is Too Cold.
Replies: 21
Views: 1395

Me and my buddy Thor has been out in water at -1.5 degree celsius (ice in saltwater, and because of the waves it did not freeze - but was just very fine ice lumps in the water 10 meters out from the shoreline - like "slush ice"), and the air has been below zero (32F) often. We were just wearing our ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Nov 27, 2002 11:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most liked kite
Replies: 56
Views: 3693

The good old Naish AR5 9.5 - huge windrange at that time, well, even today !

And today, the Wipika Airblast 10.0 (13.6m2)
by Peter_Frank
Wed Nov 27, 2002 10:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jellyfishing ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

PS: aklbob, I don't say your observations are wrong - just that it is purely coincidence with your specific conditions !

It took a while until I figured it out myself - but we have so varying conditions right here, so there is a pattern - you can not predict.
by Peter_Frank
Wed Nov 27, 2002 10:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jellyfishing ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

On 2002-11-27 04:57, aklbob wrote: at the kites top end jellyfishing changes the projected area of the kite resulting in unsteady power, on/off power if you like... it can be reduced a lot by using 30m lines instead of the 20m that comes with AB's, and kiting with a directional makes the kite jelly...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Length of frontleader lines versus backleader lines
Replies: 3
Views: 394

As a thumbrule, all 4 lines are of equal lenght on LEI's.

At least you can power/depower to get the correct length, the very first time you test the kite - so it can't go all wrong.

Then you can shorten the lines that needs so (if they need any adjustment at all...)
by Peter_Frank
Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question for Jo or another mastair expert
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

On 2002-11-26 19:13, sq225917 wrote: pf: the mast air is nothing like the psycho at all, it has 1/4 of the depower ramge and about 15% more low end. if you haven't tried it....... Okay - but the principle should be the same, should'nt it ? I remember my good old Windtools Mosquitos - when starting ...

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