Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

LEI foil kite cross over

Forum for kitesurfers
Canidiot
Rare Poster
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Kiting since: 2018
Local Beach: Squamish spit
Jericho beach
Favorite Beaches: Famara-lanzarote
Gear: 12m north Fuse
9m North Evo
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

LEI foil kite cross over

Postby Canidiot » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:13 pm

I am new to kiting, But am I crazy to think this idea would work... A inflatable leading edge with a ram air system for a cross over kite???

Jyoder
Medium Poster
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Kiting since: 2016
Gear: Stringy Foil and DIY board
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: LEI foil kite cross over

Postby Jyoder » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:31 pm

:jump: :D
Last edited by Jyoder on Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

andylc
Frequent Poster
Posts: 432
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Exmouth
Favorite Beaches: Saunton Sands
Gear: Bandit 12 7m, 10m, Flysurfer Soul 12m
Lieuwe Shotgun 132
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: LEI foil kite cross over

Postby andylc » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:39 pm

😳

OzBungy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2113
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:35 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: LEI foil kite cross over

Postby OzBungy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 am

It seems there is a trend to go the other way. Single skin kites with ram air inflated leading edge and a few struts. That's what you get with the Flysurfer Peak 4, and there are a number of paragliders around with variation on that as well.

It's purely done for light weight for travel and (for paragliders) mountaineering. There is no performance advantage.

As far as I know the leading edge vents out the back onto the under surface. I am curious as to whether the cells could be sealed and valved so the the single skin kites could be water relaunchable. That would be cool to have a kite that would fit in your pocket that you could go foiling with.

Mossy 757
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1655
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:10 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Style: Kitefoil
Gear: Delta Hydrofoil and board. Cabrinha Velocity 9m, Flysurfer Sonic2 11m, Ozone R1V2 15m
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: LEI foil kite cross over

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 pm

So you'd take the added weight of a double skin kite with a large bridle and speed system and add the weight of a bladder and valves? Sounds great, let me know where I can buy one.

User avatar
FLandOBX
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1118
Joined: Sun May 04, 2014 1:58 am
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Hatteras Island, North Carolina, USA
Central Florida, USA
Style: Freestyle and Airstyle
Gear: Liquid Force NRG, FS Speed 4 Lotus, Pansh Aurora II,
RRD Poison, Axis Ltd, RRD BS45, SS Glide, SS Ankle Biter
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Re: LEI foil kite cross over

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:36 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 pm
So you'd take the added weight of a double skin kite with a large bridle and speed system and add the weight of a bladder and valves? Sounds great, let me know where I can buy one.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

andylc
Frequent Poster
Posts: 432
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Exmouth
Favorite Beaches: Saunton Sands
Gear: Bandit 12 7m, 10m, Flysurfer Soul 12m
Lieuwe Shotgun 132
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: LEI foil kite cross over

Postby andylc » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm

Can we call it 'The Hindenburg'
These users thanked the author andylc for the post:
flaps1111 (Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:36 pm)
Rating: 10%


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 18 guests

cron