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by mgs
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Rolling vs Concertina folding Soul
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Rolling vs Concertina folding Soul

Great video Armin and stunning views.Imagine living in one of those houses!
by mgs
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6847

Re: Ram airs crash in 2019

Hello Matt, With respect to your quote "I was using a closed cell foil that absoutley outprformed both the Flysurfer "Speed" series and the Chrono 1 & R1 on features/terrain. The only foil kite I still have not tried is the LF race kite" Out of interest can you put a name to this foil kite and what...
by mgs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6847

Re: Ram airs crash in 2019

I’ve been flying Ozone Chrono’s (V1’s) since 2014. They are superb kites in my opinion. Clearly not for everyone and perhaps have a “niche” following. I don’t use them as “Race Kites” as such but tap into the performance for general use. Pic = Ozone Chrono V1 (18m) sitting comfortably at the edge of...
by mgs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone hyperlink pulling to one side; speed system problem?
Replies: 19
Views: 2021

Re: Ozone hyperlink pulling to one side; speed system problem?

Check that the front and back lines are of equal length.
What you have described sounds like flying line length discrepancies to me as 15cm is excessive.
As for launching, with time you will be launching it with your eyes closed :-)
Looking forward to an update on what you find.
All the best.
by mgs
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2228
Views: 201501

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

@merl – Nice review. I’m a bit late in joining the FS Peak 4 thread/debate but I saw a Peak 4 at my local beach for the first time yesterday and was really impressed.I was going to have a closer look at the peak and have a chat with the owner, but didn’t manage it. I’m of a similar weight right now ...
by mgs
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil kite care & maintenance tips
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Foil kite care & maintenance tips

@dave1986 – As well as keeping the pulleys sand free you will also need to keep the zip sand free as well. I brush the sand off the pulleys and Zip after each session and periodically apply a silicon lubricant to both using a cloth to wipe away the surplus. It’s really a case of continued preventive...
by mgs
Sun May 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Ruben Lenten - My most painful kiteboarding accident (broke my leg)
Replies: 149
Views: 12673

Re: Ruben Lenten - My most painful kiteboarding accident (broke my leg)

andylc wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 1:19 pm
A 2 stage QR would kill more than save I would suggest...
I was referring its use in relation to this thread, when someone is 20 plus feet in the air who plummets into the sea having activated their QR by accident.
Do you have any better suggestions?
by mgs
Sun May 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Ruben Lenten - My most painful kiteboarding accident (broke my leg)
Replies: 149
Views: 12673

Re: Ruben Lenten - My most painful kiteboarding accident (broke my leg)

Perhaps quick release systems should have an “are you sure” mechanism built in. A two stage release process should the quick release system be inadvertently activated.
I admire Ruben’s positivity and wishing him a speedy recovery.
by mgs
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite
Replies: 38
Views: 4242

Re: Building a state-of-the-art foil kite

Hello.
Have you seen this thread?
viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2391006&sid=f6bf1 ... f54b1d35fd
Probably the best documented and presented thread of a self build project I have seen.
by mgs
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: No information and lack of exposure
Replies: 40
Views: 4005

Re: No information and lack of exposure

The author of this article concludes that “soft kites have an approximate market share of 4%",meaning that with 96% of kites sold being tube kites" so yes looks to be a “niche” market. Tube kites dominate at my local beach so i guess the 4% could well be right. https://www.ralfgroeseldesign.com/blog...

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