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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby plummet » Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 am

Yep, unrelenting power, terrible upwind, fall out of the sky if you slack line them. Can't say i'm a fan. But really the basis if what all inflatables are modelled on. Just replace the carbon spars for inflatable tubes.

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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby jaros » Mon May 18, 2020 11:11 am

On YouTube there used to be an inspiring video of talented guys using C-quads on land, it was called "Knobs on string". I would love to see that one again, but I just can not find the original anymore… :cry:

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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby knyfe » Tue May 19, 2020 4:30 pm

Bar: I actually had the Cquad with the official bar. You had to rotate it as it had a wierd shape to it. Not a straight bar for sure.

Time certainly let’s you forget how bad the stuff was back then. I always think the Cquad will make a rebirth in Bruno’s new high pressure kites. Let’s wait.

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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby revhed » Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pm

plummet wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 am
terrible upwind
As I know U R a long time all around kiter, I am suprised U feel this way?
At the time, long ago, might still be, nothing would go upwind better than a tuned CQUAD on handles in skilled pilot hands.
I raced buggys with CQUADS and against with many other types a well, but this well before modern depower RAM airs.
The kites penetration is amazing with power, again if piloted correctly.
Kane Hartil, NZ, was the first I ever saw land a double front kite boarding with CQUADS, no harness, handles, back strap seat belt style, no release system.
Like a LLLLLOOONNNNGGGGGG time ago.
I had not considered the "high pressure" tube application possibilities with said design...mmmm :idea:
If one could get normal bar depower bridal and mixer and at least a hint of water relaunch, super high pressure LE and STRUTS....maybe...
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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby plummet » Fri May 22, 2020 7:01 pm

revhed wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pm
plummet wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 am
terrible upwind
As I know U R a long time all around kiter, I am suprised U feel this way?
At the time, long ago, might still be, nothing would go upwind better than a tuned CQUAD on handles in skilled pilot hands.
I raced buggys with CQUADS and against with many other types a well, but this well before modern depower RAM airs.
The kites penetration is amazing with power, again if piloted correctly.
Kane Hartil, NZ, was the first I ever saw land a double front kite boarding with CQUADS, no harness, handles, back strap seat belt style, no release system.
Like a LLLLLOOONNNNGGGGGG time ago.
I had not considered the "high pressure" tube application possibilities with said design...mmmm :idea:
If one could get normal bar depower bridal and mixer and at least a hint of water relaunch, super high pressure LE and STRUTS....maybe...
R H
The Cquad may have been an upwind demon in the day. But compared to lei's and race foils in the last 8 years they cquad is wofully terrible upwind. I have kitebuggy raced guys who have been flying C-Quads since before kitesurfing was invented. They are excellent pilots. Possible the the best in the world at flying CQuads. They dont stand a chance!
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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby revhed » Wed May 27, 2020 12:30 pm

THX,
I kinda thought you would have more info.
I, we flew C quads well before Ram airs on bars and LEIs also not around yet.
I will agree with your views as expressed compairing to newer kites available.
Still would be fun for me for OLD time sake to have some C quads and my kites to test, sometimes sad I sold all mine but storage was a pain.
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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby plummet » Wed May 27, 2020 7:01 pm

revhed wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:30 pm
THX,
I kinda thought you would have more info.
I, we flew C quads well before Ram airs on bars and LEIs also not around yet.
I will agree with your views as expressed compairing to newer kites available.
Still would be fun for me for OLD time sake to have some C quads and my kites to test, sometimes sad I sold all mine but storage was a pain.
R H
Every year I go to the worlds oldest kite buggy event called the moose meet. The top NZ buggiers are there and we camp in the remote sand dunes and kite buggy for 5 days. It's freaken awesome. There's pretty much every type of buggy traction kite represented from C-Quad, fixed bridle race kite, arc, open and close cell foils, single skins, leis. Its a realy interested display of kite evolution over the years.

In the C-Quads defense, they are curiously effective in super light winds. Out of all the kite in the line up, a monster C-quad can start in sparrows fart of wind when all the rest of us a standing there trying to get our flash modern kites in the air.... Roy is out there tootling round on his C-Quad......


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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby ronnie » Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 pm

This is the closest I can find.


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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby revhed » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:56 am

ronnie wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 pm
This is the closest I can find.
:roll:
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Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:36 am

Ronnie, I believe you have posted in the wrong thread, showing a wingfoiler?
Or is your point, at which you would be correct, that as even a really inefficient thing like a wing goes more than sufficiently upwind, and as kitefoil for the majority is not about racing and goes high upwind anyways, it does not matter, and the C Quads might have other advantages which we can benefit from, just like the small Peak4 kites?

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