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Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby Toby » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:03 pm

Olly Bridge KOTA 2019 entry video



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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby plummet » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:03 pm

Lets hope so.

It might give too much glide tho? sending the rider out of the comp area in one or 2 jumps.
They really want to rip super high then down fast to loop landing for another jump option. That'ts what C's and Hydrid C's do.
Foils keep you up there a looooong time.

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby cor » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:18 pm

28 m jump on flat water. Let's see what Olly can do with the kickers in CT.

Btw, where is PMU these days?

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby Matteo V » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:21 pm

plummet wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Foils keep you up there a looooong time.
That is more a symptom of the trend in foil kites to be optimized for light wind. So it is more of an "available design" thing. Designers could tweak the shapes to make foil kites more of an "up and down" thing. But they would be starting from scratch, or going back to virtually forgotten designs from many years back. To me, it does not seem worth it. But I am an exclusive user of foil kites on the snow and have been since I started kiting.

Has anybody heard from "pump me up" on this one? I am starting to get worried Pumpy got hurt and/or is in a coma or something. He should have posted on this one within 45seconds of the original post. -dammit cor beat me to that one while I was still typing!

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby Toby » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:02 pm

cor wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:18 pm
28 m jump on flat water. Let's see what Olly can do with the kickers in CT.

Btw, where is PMU these days?
Not only kickers...also the more dense air... looking forward to this...I hope they vote him in! Fingers crossed !

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby edt » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 pm

What is that kite!! I want one.

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby PullStrings » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:44 pm

Maybe they should put up their own event....KOTRA............king of the ram air

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby andylc » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:28 am

The foil kite bits are all on a Soul, can’t tell if 6m or 8m as they’re both the same colour scheme.

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby WMFG » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:42 am

if you saw the live stream of the event last year, you'd see that young Oli was a last minute invite (someone was sick/hurt), literally landed in Cape Town in the morning and was riding in the event, and completely pushing the top riders.

I don't care what kite he uses, I hope he's in the event, this kid is a sick rider.

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Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Postby edt » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:32 am

Thanks Anydlc! I want a soul so bad now. Looks amazing in those loops. Maybe I'll get an 8m.


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