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by munteruk
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ruben in OZ '07
Replies: 29
Views: 4892

Come on people - how hard is it to spot a troll?
by munteruk
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PL Kites auto-zenith?
Replies: 39
Views: 5904

When the kite begins to head down toward the ground, the rear edge of the kite sinks closer to the ground due to the weight of the battens at the tips of the kite. They "flop" toward the ground on the rear lines because there's no tension on the rear lines, while there's a lot of tension on the fro...
by munteruk
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PL Kites auto-zenith?
Replies: 39
Views: 5904

This is a good question and one I haven't been able to work out yet. What is it about he twin-skin design that makes it auto-zenith? The moderately unconvincing idea that I came up with was that the cross section of the wing tips somehow changes under the force of gravity depending on where the kite...
by munteruk
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Rebel 14m or GK Sonics07 14m
Replies: 23
Views: 2741

Relaunch on the 14m sonic is easy. I don't know about the rebel but I think it takes a slightly different technique. Construction of the 07 sonics looks really solid, I had a good look over one yesterday. North usually makes good kites too though I'm not a fan of all the battens. The sonic only has ...
by munteruk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Filling kites with Helium?
Replies: 30
Views: 4234

Leakage of the molecules is an issue. Its hard to keep small molecules from leaking out.

This topic has been discussed before though so the details will be in an older thread.
by munteruk
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Omega (bow/hybrid in general?) sheeting question
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Kiting on sheetable kites has similarities to sailing. If you undersheet you will not deflect the airflow much and the power will be low. If you oversheet the air will stop flowing around the kite in the correct manner and the power will be reduced. You'll quickly learn to recognise when you have to...
by munteruk
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New North?
Replies: 27
Views: 6382

Im lead to believe most people test with 5 lines cause its the safest option, just in case something goes wrong. :turn: You mean like training wheels - for use until the design is proven and then taken off because they are unnecessary? Move on EP, move on. We all know how you feel about 5th lines. ...
by munteruk
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New North?
Replies: 27
Views: 6382

North have a habit of putting those little reinforcement dots on the end of their battens so it could well be one of theirs I guess. There's a bucketload of battens on there! Looks like nearly 30 on the leading edge! Even with them there the profile looks a little inconsistent (flat in some sections...
by munteruk
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Function of Trailing Edge Battens
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Unc: When you take into consideration the weight of the batten, the weight of the batten pocket and the weight of the tip reinforcements & patches and multiply each by the number of battens then I think it all adds up. I think this extra weight should be justified by a definite performance advantage...
by munteruk
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Function of Trailing Edge Battens
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Battens do a few things: 1. They stop TE flutter if mounted in the right position 2. They can support a different TE outline 3. They can help ensure that the panel at the TE is flat which can help to reduce drag. I haven't seen hooked TE's on that many kites though so I don't think this one comes up...

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