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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Pump me up » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:03 pm

ced1 wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:34 pm
Pump me up is still going ?!?!
Whaaa ha, talk about holding a grudge!
It's not a grudge, it's a civic responsibility: to reveal the bitter truth about ram airs.
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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby kiterocky » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:51 pm

Thank u for tour service :thumb:
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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Pump me up » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:13 am

Pump me up wrote:
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You seriously need to get it right ya idiot, they're called foil kites now, not ram-airs. Only fools like you call them ram-airs. Please step into the 21st century and get with the program!
OK, time for a bit of etymology for you ram air kooks.

The term "foil", as used in kitesurfing and hydrofoiling, is derived from the Latin word "folium", which means "leaf". The term "foil", as originally used in kitesurfing and hydrofoiling, referred to the geometric shape of the kite/blade. In recent years in popular usage, the term "foil" has been used to describe all ram air kites, but technically it's not correct.

"Ram air" refers to the principle of using airflow created by a moving object to increase internal ambient pressure. Any kite that uses this principle is, by definition, a "ram air" kite.

Yours sincerely,
Pumpy
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Yoda has gone quiet since this smackdown. It's not the first time his censoriousness has backfired (e.g. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2383640
). Time to chill-out Yoda and remember: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate.”
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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby kitejumping » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:07 pm

My 21m ultralight foil kite has me riding on a small twin tip and jumping when the riders with lightwind strutless inflatables and foilboards are having trouble. Big ultralight foil kites are still the best lightwind option of any kite. They do take a different set of skills to fly though.

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Soleas » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:31 pm

I would agree with Kitejumping 100%

Before my one and only foil kite I was never interested to ride under 15kn.
Since I got the Soul 10m I start riding when the clock passes 10kn. In the summer season we get 50/50 light to strong conditions. And in the lightest of winds for twintips i'm the first one riding together with another guy on the 15m Soul. Jumps, hangtime, it's all there like its 20kn.

Foil kites changed the lightwind game. Especially on a twintip.


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