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Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

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Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby czareka » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:03 am

Hi Guys,

I was yesterday out with my Falcon 11 on a lake spot in Belgium. Wind was hopeless and me only with my Sabfoil Fluente W500 foil, small 97 cm SU2 board and the Falcon 11. One time I had to relaunch the kite from the water and I could record this on my GoPro.

Here the vid.

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Here the link to the whole vid:

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Cheers!
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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby jbrodin » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:26 am

Well done! Looks like a nice kite. I never even heard about it.
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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby czareka » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:52 am

jbrodin wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:26 am
Well done! Looks like a nice kite. I never even heard about it.
It's made in Germany. Kauper has a lot of experience for a long time with other soft kites he made under other brand names before.

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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby leeuwen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:05 am

Nice to see!
I have an 11m on order hopefully it will arrive soon, the first batch was sold out and the new batch should arrive any time now. (They told early June)

Will be my first foil kite so going to be an interesting experience.
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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby czareka » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:36 am

leeuwen wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:05 am
Nice to see!
Will be my first foil kite so going to be an interesting experience.
Congrats! My first advice for a foil kite. Never, but never ever let a foil kite sink in the water. What ever should happen. Never pull the kite and swim. In case you see that you can not relaunch because of no wind. Just swim slowly to the kite and pack it and swim to the shore. It is the same for every foil kite not only the Falcon. Even if you think you can pull and swim with the kite you are wrong. Never do this. Look vids on YT what to do if you drop down the kite to the water. Otherwise you will destroy your foilkite just at the beginning.
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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby sonny2727 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:09 pm

Nice Video ..have you tested the low end of this kite or 13m? I guess with the listed weight you should able be to keep the kite in the air when you cannot ride
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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby czareka » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:32 am

sonny2727 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:09 pm
Nice Video ..have you tested the low end of this kite or 13m? I guess with the listed weight you should able be to keep the kite in the air when you cannot ride
Thanks!

I have now the 11m in this vid and the 13m las summer. In this video the relaunch was at max 3/4 kts and I could start on the foil with 7/8 kts and ride it below. So I would say if you stay on the foil then the lowest wind could be 6 kts to foil with the Falcon 11 and I was kiting the small Fluente W550 foil. With bigger foils like the W695 or the new W799 (all Sabfoil) you could foil maybe below after you get on the foil.

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Re: Water relaunch Falcon 11 Kauper XT foil kite in very light wind

Postby leeuwen » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:39 am

Got a message the second batch is arriving next week (assuming customs don’t mess it up).
So hopefully I will get mine in the next 14 days or so.
Exited to see how it will perform, good relaunch in something like 6 knots would be amazing already.
When the forecast is below 8 I probably would not plan to go out anyway.


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