Mossy 757 wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:49 pm
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:20 pm
But it doesnt matter how fast you go, most dont want to go fast, thats for sure, and 20 knots is not fun anymore
Your combos alexrider works pretty perfect, the thing about high AR kites for high AR wings, and low for low, is simply bull that some has "invented" for no reason IMO, it simply makes no sense.
The only thing I personally would never do, is ride 17 and 18 m2 kites, as I dont like "racing" style but agility and max lowend so stop around 12 m2, but it is very personal, for jumping and hangtime the big kites are way better of course
These wings like the Cab with a foil kite is just awesome in marginal winds as you can foil around in tight turns much better, or if you like these kites (they are SO great and beatiful, a really phenomenon in aerodynamics)
You are the first in here to make this really interesting comparison - nobody else has shared, respect, TOTALLY Alex
I know you like shitting on my posts just for fun, but do you understand that this is a thread for recording objective performance data? Like, the whole point is to go fast...
I would never do that (diss anyone for fun)
Was dead serious in above statements, that most (non racing style riders) would never ride more than 15-20 knots, as even 20 is really fast and for some not fun anymore and on the verge to "too fast"
Just returned to the O.P's post (which was Alex btw), and this thread is not about "to go fast", but to compare and learn from polars and gear.
This is what is really exciting, thus the last post by alex is one of the best I have seen on this forum, comparing two very different kites on an allround hydrofoil (type) used by maybe the majority, THIS is truly interesting objective performance data IMO.
Racing style riders dont care, but many will, and personally I like to see all the aspects and not only one side.
What lacks is of course the same comparison between different kites, using a racefoil, but that might come one day.
Hats off for doing this comparison Alex, most are too lazy to learn or help others by doing such tests, respect
So no, it is NOT only about to go fast in this thread (which it also is of course, "look I am faster/point higher than you" and the numbers are always exciting and interesting) - it is about knowledge and understanding of how things work and interact and angles/numbers put into it also
At least that was my impression when Alex started this thread