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Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Postby Bille » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:49 am

JakeFarley wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:50 pm
I predict that PMU will make the same prediction in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023....... :D
:lol:

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Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Postby cor » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:30 am

Iridian wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:28 am
I think at this point its pretty much a given that ram air kites are done.

Aluula kites are lighter, can relaunch better, more stable, more durable, better flight characteristics, more efficient.

RIP Ram Air Kites.
A rather premature statement as there are still a lot of open questions. We do not know how Aluula will impact kite design in the future yet. The Ram Air concept allow to design high aspect kites. Can Aluula do the same? We don't know yet. Can Aluula be used for Ram Airs to make them even lighter? We don't know yet.

Also, there are more characteristics with foil kites that Aluula will not be able to fullfill:
-self inflation
-easy self landing and launching (Which is quite important for a lot of people, including me).

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Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Postby Dave_5280 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:54 am

Reminds me of the Naish sigma kites that were
going to be a big success.

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Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Postby Kristan » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:58 am

We still gotta figure out how Aluula would handle freezing temperatures, when foil kites handle cold better than LEIs.

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Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Postby cor » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:23 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:19 am
the simple fact that the likelyhood of not being able to relaunch is way higher
That's simply not true in marginal winds. Modern freeride foil kites like Soul and Nova will relaunch in much lighter winds than LEIs.
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Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Postby iriejohn » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:30 pm

Iridian wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:58 am
Diminishing Returns.
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