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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby sedelito » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 pm

I have exchanged the wichard because it kept self-releasing even with the new one.
Once in a light wind sesh and once in 13ms a bit more sketchy one!
I got one of these for 10 eur and so far no self-releases yet!
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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby AndersP » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:34 pm

sedelito wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 pm
I have exchanged the wichard because it kept self-releasing even with the new one.
Once in a light wind sesh and once in 13ms a bit more sketchy one!
I got one of these for 10 eur and so far no self-releases yet!
Good on you, from now on you won't get any loaded releases att all...

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby sedelito » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:48 am

AndersP wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:34 pm
sedelito wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 pm
I have exchanged the wichard because it kept self-releasing even with the new one.
Once in a light wind sesh and once in 13ms a bit more sketchy one!
I got one of these for 10 eur and so far no self-releases yet!
Good on you, from now on you won't get any loaded releases att all...
I'm foiling with peaks with this setup, the tension is minimal if you just let go of the bar!
I'll get to keep my kites😅

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby evan » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:57 am

Rainer Kauper wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Leash at the Wichard



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With this setup you can replace the expensive wichard with a normal Swivel, or am I missing something?

Better to have the leash also push away so you can disconnect without the need of tension on the flagout line.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby TomW » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:19 pm

sedelito wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 pm
I have exchanged the wichard because it kept self-releasing even with the new one.
Once in a light wind sesh and once in 13ms a bit more sketchy one!
I got one of these for 10 eur and so far no self-releases yet!
Wrong kind of wichard. It wont release under pressure.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby tegirinenashi » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:33 pm

TomW wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Wrong kind of wichard. It wont release under pressure.
This is not a release. It is a hook. Far superior to the standard one, that kiteboarding inherited from windsurfing.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Frankieboy » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:37 pm

TomW wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:19 pm
sedelito wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 pm
I have exchanged the wichard because it kept self-releasing even with the new one.
Once in a light wind sesh and once in 13ms a bit more sketchy one!
I got one of these for 10 eur and so far no self-releases yet!
Wrong kind of wichard. It wont release under pressure.
this one is for the flag line ! In my opinion it doesn't really need to release under pressure.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby PrfctChaos » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:28 am

Don't need seatbelts either, until you do.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Adventure Logs » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:36 am

Interesting. Rainer did a long response and now it’s missing...

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Breze » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:11 am

Toby:"What is worse that there are companies who continuously use my site to promote their gear and are not willing to support the site to keep it going.
Using my work for their profit is just that: a shame."
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