Aummm wrote: Tone wrote:
Hawaiis wrote:Flysurfer Speed 3 21m has less power than a Ozone Edge 17m
Kamikuza wrote:That's cos you don't know how to fly a foil...
because you have no idea what you're doing....
Same opinion here, but maybe he could squeeze more power and upwind from the Strutless than
Hawaiis --- the reason there saying that is because Ya got the kite chocked-off
with the bar pulled "IN" , while the thing is going up-hill at a near stall.
Look at 2:10 here ; about a span from the water and pointed up-hill, with
the bar sheeted in almost 3/4.
@ the new foil guys here :
just before the kite slows to a stop , you should
be gaining energy by placing the kite path along the horizon , (and tugging on the front-lines)
and do figure-8's , till the wind comes up strong enough for the kite to climb up the hill on it's
own energy. if you wait till the kite Stops to do that, then you waited Too long !!
Also --- You'll be doing Down-Turns, in those figure-8's ; NOT Up-turns.
Leave the bar OUT while it's going up hill, and pull IN slightly while
the kite is going Down-hill. Over sheeting a foil will usually result in a Stall.
And what --torto-- said :
"Also its better to loop the speed ,(or Any Foil kite)
for the start" .