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Postby Pump me up » Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:43 am

Chris Calthrop, a well known Flexifoil rider, has come out and slammed Flysurfer kites in the March 2003 issue of "Kiteworld."

Chris says "Be wary about buying a relaunchable foil [Like Flysurfer]. You have to launch them directly downwind & they have an inherent lack of stability in flight. When the line tension goes to zero they invariably dive for the ground where they flip right side up smack in the middle of the power zone & … WHAM you are off down the beach on your face. There have been recent improvements in relaunchable foil stability by putting reflex in the wing section but this is another compromise as it slows them up & jumping becomes impaired."

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Postby Tone » Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:51 am


once again you make a fool of yourself.

oh well

if you are ever in England come down and i will show you how i water relaunch my titan at the edge of the window.

your a prime example that bullshit walks!

lol muppet.

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Postby Toby » Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:57 am

pmu, that was in March 2003, now it is about one year later.....

but maybe you will get your chance to show that LEI are better than foils, I heard a rumor that you might get an interesting offer....

I will let you know...

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Postby doofus » Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:19 pm


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Postby FunkyGravity » Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:31 pm

PMU, I have some time to kill so why not ask you a little question.
It is out of this subject but since your here...

You waist your time claiminf on this forum that foils are not good enough to compete in major Kiteboarding event. So, heres my question:
Why in the ''Corona Extra Winter Tour'' Freestyle World Championship
wich is the bigest event in Kitesnowboarding, the 1 place goes to a foil on front of a Inflatos? What would be the difference between that major winter event and a major kitesSurfing event. And please do not tell me that the level is not the same, Those guys on snow have mutch more balls than the Beach Bums! They go as high, maybe even higher, and the moves are spectacular thing it's hard ground under them.

In the top ten (in Different categories) you see lots of foil and inflatos as well

So please why foils are in this world class top ten if this type of equipement is not good enough (As you claim) for Hot Shots event???

Sorry for my spelling, i'm a french speaking person.


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Postby FunkyGravity » Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:32 pm

Oups forgot!

Here is the Snowboarding event


1/ Guillaume Chastagnol/F (Ozone)
2/ Sigve Botnen/N (Wipika)
3/ Romain Fabretti/F (Air Evolution)
4/ Patrick Koller/CH (Naish)
5/ Laurent Benamon/F (Ozone)
6/ Matthieu Blanchard/F (Ocean Rodeo)
6/ Remy Meum/N (Wipika)
8/ Aaron Sales/US (Windwing Kites)
8/ Amaury Couvreur/F
8/ André Natland/N (Cabrinha)

1/ Titaua Ropiteau/F (Ozone)
2/ Agnès Fontenay/F (Air Evolution)
3/ Zoé Parmentier/F
4/ Kari Anne Tragethon/N
5/ Fabienne Kaufmann/CH (Advance)
6/ Estelle Lambelet/F (Ozone)

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Postby *MARK » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:35 pm

Seems like a stupid arguement because a tube falling to the ground on the beach isnt going to be relauncehed with ANY method other than assistance from someone else or re sanding the tip. If your that scared of the 20 meter slide upon launching a big foil, sand the tip or get a buddy to help, Just like with a tube. MARK

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Postby Carlos_C » Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:55 pm

well chris is a flexifoil team rider so he has to big up his kites a bit.....

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Postby damo » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:11 pm

He has sucked you all in again

Wake Up :duh:

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Postby sq225917 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:49 pm

yawn, sponsored rider in our biggest competitor is shit opinion outrage shocker.

it's a funny old world, isn't it, as i remmeber it was exactly a month beofre that he was kissing the arse of the uk flysurfer importer who also imports the skywalk paragliders from the same company, begging for a paraglider free of charge to take away on a trip, which he didnt get....

i wonder if the two could in some way be linked....?

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