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by munteruk
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: BOWs - pictures to campare
Replies: 15
Views: 2989

Are you sure that isn't the Best crew testing the 06 nemesis?


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by munteruk
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what can classic inflatables do better than bowkites?
Replies: 33
Views: 4981

bows

I think bow kites will come to dominate the sport. Traditional kites will linger for a few more seasons but I think their time has come. Remember, the Crossbow/Nova is the first modern commercially released iteration of this type of kite and so plenty of refinement will follow. I suspect that any ju...
by munteruk
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: why dopublce concave?
Replies: 4
Views: 536

I think the water flow on the bottom surface is not parallel to the long axis of the board ie not running along the concave but across it. Double concaves would then give the water a bumpy ride from one edge of the board to the other - it might even detach from the board surface at the centerline if...
by munteruk
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hellfish Reviews?
Replies: 158
Views: 20236

I broke a front line on my hellfish 11m that day(when most of your ss riders were on 9m's). How nice it was of you all to sit on the bleachers looking to take pictures of a downed rider in the barge lane. Finally, I nice gal helped out (she was riding a crossbow)by grabbing my board while the rest ...
by munteruk
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hellfish weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

pong.

Skooner Jr. wrote:... So the kite does have a huge sweat spot, just not where I expected....
So the smellfish has a big sweat spot? In an unexptected place? Lucky Best have that money back guarantee.
by munteruk
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Phase 2 of Kite Development
Replies: 5
Views: 946

I think the high projected area kites are an important step forward, not a sales ploy. The improvements in safety and riding de-power look real and have a clear technical explanation unlike the "believe us - this is better" that some manufacturers come up with. My prediction is that flatter kites do...
by munteruk
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite board fin angle
Replies: 20
Views: 2880

Francis - that sounds like a fair hypothesis to me. The long but shallow wakeboard style fins found on the many kiteboards look a lot like the delta wing shape used to generate controlled vortexes in a number of aero applications. In those cases my understanding is that designers abandon laminar att...
by munteruk
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite board fin angle
Replies: 20
Views: 2880

Thanks for the replies. I may not have communicated my idea quite clearly enough. When I suggested trying having fins that weren't parrallel I meant that each end would still have parallel fins, but that each end would point in a slightly different direction. This way when the board is edging both t...
by munteruk
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite board fin angle
Replies: 20
Views: 2880

Kite board fin angle

I've been doing a little bit of thinking about kiteboard design recently and I have a question about kiteboarding fins. Kiteboards spend a lot of their time carving hard with the windward rail cutting the water. Further - the water flow over the board appears to exit either at the back edge or oppos...
by munteruk
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Western Oz Travel
Replies: 4
Views: 428

WA

WA is excellent. Summer is the best time for breeze. Back in the days of pole-boarding I rode every day for 20 days always on sails smaller than 5.5m!! Be sure to check out Lancelin, Geraldton and the less visited spots further north. WA is pretty safe - Australia is a civilised country. As was post...

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