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Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Pump me up » Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:11 am

TRIGGER WARNING
Notice to Ram Lovers: the following content is potentially distressing, including graphic references to ram air failures, underperformance, and inferiority.

COVID sucks. BUT … what has been *REALLY* upsetting in the last year has been the RIDICULOUS claims from ram lovers. Despite the lies and exaggerations, ram airs cRaSHeD in 2021. It's interesting to note that NO ram airs..... no NOT ONE (!)…. feature anywhere near the top of world rankings in ANY discipline on the GKA World Tour www.gkakiteworldtour.com. Ram airs cRaSHeD in Freestyle, Wave, and Speed disciplines.

Ram lovers try to hide their problems in their own little forum, but the issues keep leaking out, e.g., inferior lifespan, safety issues, sinking, problems with relaunch/landing on rough beaches, mixer tuning problems, and a litany of other disasters:
- Worn bridle lines: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2410535&sid=993f6 ... c2502cda96
- Unexpected collapsing: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2411118&sid=993f6 ... c2502cda96, viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2410767&sid=993f6 ... c2502cda96
- Folding and loss of flight performance due to bridle stretching: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2410952&sid=993f6 ... c2502cda96
- Issues with mould and moisture retention: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2410603&sid=993f6 ... c2502cda96

Ralf Groesel, who once designed ram air kites for FLYSURFER, had this to say:
“… it’s the Tube-kite that stands victorious. From a designer’s point-of-view it shines in every aspect; its simplicity in design is the key to controlling its complexity. Tube-kites rule most of the sport-related requirements… Soft-kites have an approximate market share of 4%, meaning that 96% of all kites sold worldwide are Tube-kites. This figure basically validates the success of the concept. Without being too sarcastic, you have to be a believer to think that Soft-kites are the future of the kite market…”
For the full epiphany and admission, please check-out this link: viewtopic.php?t=2400039

Finally, as 2021 winds down, the opportunity to look ahead presents. Waaaay back in 2007, “pluvious” predicted Ram Airs Crashing in 2023 viewtopic.php?t=2343945 . As we start the two year countdown to 2023, let’s keep in mind pluvious’s Nostradumus-like predictions.

Ignore the LIES and exaggerations. Ram airs are grossly inferior compared to inflatables.

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:47 am

Good to hear from you pumpy, I struggle with what makes a rider want to fly a ram air kite but good for them anyways, All newbies think twice before going down the dark road of ram airs.
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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby plummet » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:00 am

Apart from pumpy, who actually calls them ram airs?
They are foil kites, open cell, closed cell and single skin...............
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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Ice101 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:41 am

Well my soul 10m is still one of the best lites I have Owned in the last 14 years. I have sold all the other size souls I had now and have 4 leis as well in various ones instead but I won’t get rid of the 10m soul any time soon. It just too good. It also launches faster than lei off water! The majority of the time. That’s if you can get it out the air in the first place being they just float even when you get it wrong.

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby PullStrings » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:02 am

plummet wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:00 am
Apart from pumpy, who actually calls them ram airs?
Here :

https://www.mackiteboarding.com/flysurf ... -air-kite/

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby tautologies » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:39 am

Let me just appreciate that the post didn't cover 400 pages of nonsense. I tend to think people just ride what makes them happy.

I like Pivots.

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby edt » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:48 am

Wait wait wait hold on man. Shouldn't all the products for 2022 be out already it's November.

Shouldn't this be ramy airy things crash for 2022?

You can't even buy a 2021 kite anymore they all switched over to 2022

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Trent hink » Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:24 am

As a creep myself, and check my style….

I have a lot of respect for Pump Me Up.

There are times when you can take what you read here at face value…

but sometimes you got to think a bit.

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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby intergalactic007 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:37 am

plummet wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:00 am
Apart from pumpy, who actually calls them ram airs?
They are foil kites, open cell, closed cell and single skin...............
It's an age thing at my local. Everyone 50 and over rahmstein airs, and 50 and under foily kites.
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Re: Ram Airs Crash in 2021

Postby Kristan » Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:56 am

Harsh truth that many kiters won't see, so the number of people who use foil kites on my spots is increasing... :eybrowe:


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