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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:19 pm

My test on a hydrofoil last week in a wind growing up from 7 to 11 knots at the end of the one hour session.

With some comments to better catch what I am doing or trying with it.

I really love this kite , good balance between easy and fun which is quite rare actually. I would say overall that is in-between a Conceptair Pulsion and a F-one Halo. And far cheaper.

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby geron » Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:01 pm

Hello Regis, grate video, for me it is more a list of things to learn how to do jaja.
I am having more hours in the water with a hidrofoil and Hyspers and having a grate time in waves and downwind runs; but keep postponing training of all those upwind turns that you show. I wonder how much a double skin kite will help me learn them? But I keep using these single skins that are just so easy to use (setup etc...)... some day...

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Regis-de-giens » Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:45 pm

I think you could have several answers about the impact of kite type to do such turns depending on rider's feeling ...

My view is that double skin:
- helps on one side because it gives you a higher lift which helps for the balancing and to keep foiling-up (less touch-down of the board on the water)
- does not help on the other side because they are less agile than single skins, so take more time and anticipation to regain pull after the trick

I did similar turns with both Spirit V2 and hysper V2, both were functioning with small adjustments on timings. The easiest for me was with the Elf jocker5 (higher ratio seems more easy, except maybe for jumped jibes where Jocker was more 'scaring' and requires more engagement on the kite control and less possibility to finish by a loop in case of need)

Short line also helps a lot (which I do not have, here 24m) and a large hydrofoil to keep the planning at low speed before regaining pull (but IMO less important than all above parameters).
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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby geron » Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:03 pm

Thanks, so there might be a future for me and the ss's after all jaja, I'll have to try those moves jaja.

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:10 pm

geron wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:03 pm
Thanks, so there might be a future for me and the ss's after all jaja, I'll have to try those moves jaja.

What does "jaja" mean???

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby geron » Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:04 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:10 pm
What does "jaja" mean???
jaja... I am just laughing at myself... I thought that a laugh was universal jaja.
This reminds me of a time a friend from Finland came to visit and we had an exchange student from Thailand; when we all said how a rooster sounds like, we all said very different things. jaja
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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Sbrinckman » Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:26 pm

On a side note:

How do other languages indicate laughter on the internet?

English - "hahaha"
Spanish - "jajaja"
Arabic - "ههههه" ("hhhhh" - Arabic doesn't write short vowels, so that could be read as "hahahahaha")
Thai - "55555" ("5" in Thai is pronounced "ha")
French - "hahaha", "héhéhé"
Russian - "хахаха" ("hahaha"), "бгггггг" ("bgggg"), "гггггг" ("gggggg"), "олололо" ("olololo")
Ukrainian - "бгггггг" ("bhhhh"), "гггггг" ("hhhhhh")
Catalan - "hahaha"
Portuguese - "hahaha", "ahahah", "rá!", "kkkkk", "rsrsrs"
Korean - "ㅋㅋ" ("kk"), "ㅎㅎㅎ" ("hhh")
Japanese - "wwww", "ふふふ" ("huhuhu")
Mandarin - "哈哈哈哈哈" ("hahahahaha"), "呵呵呵呵呵" ("hehehehehe")
Indonesian - "wkwkwkwk"
Swedish - "hahaha", "hehehe", "hihihi"
Norwegian - "hæhæhæ", "høhøhø"
Vietnamese - "hihihi"

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Sky Country Kites » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:17 pm

interesting !

In greek it's like in russian , I'm not so surprised : XaXaXa
the orthodox way of laughing may be ? : ))

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Sky Country Kites » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:20 pm

Nice movie Regis .
you were looking to equip a sailboat with a kite ?
For those who don't know, Antibes is beautiful.
lucky you !

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Re: (test) Sky Country Spirit v2

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:21 pm

Sbrinckman wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:26 pm
On a side note:

How do other languages indicate laughter on the internet?

English - "hahaha"
Spanish - "jajaja"
Arabic - "ههههه" ("hhhhh" - Arabic doesn't write short vowels, so that could be read as "hahahahaha")
Thai - "55555" ("5" in Thai is pronounced "ha")
French - "hahaha", "héhéhé"
Russian - "хахаха" ("hahaha"), "бгггггг" ("bgggg"), "гггггг" ("gggggg"), "олололо" ("olololo")
Ukrainian - "бгггггг" ("bhhhh"), "гггггг" ("hhhhhh")
Catalan - "hahaha"
Portuguese - "hahaha", "ahahah", "rá!", "kkkkk", "rsrsrs"
Korean - "ㅋㅋ" ("kk"), "ㅎㅎㅎ" ("hhh")
Japanese - "wwww", "ふふふ" ("huhuhu")
Mandarin - "哈哈哈哈哈" ("hahahahaha"), "呵呵呵呵呵" ("hehehehehe")
Indonesian - "wkwkwkwk"
Swedish - "hahaha", "hehehe", "hihihi"
Norwegian - "hæhæhæ", "høhøhø"
Vietnamese - "hihihi"

Ha ha ha, but no, "jaja" is not even close to an international slang for "Ha ha ha", I think it only exist in Spanish?

And you are from Mexico Geron, I can see, speaking Spanish I believe.

I only speak English/German/French besides Danish (and Norwegian and Swedish as very close), and as you can see from Sbrinckman's post nothing comes close to "jaja".

In Danish it is "Ha ha ha" or "He he he" just like in many other languages, and sometimes "Hi hi hi" or "Hø hø hø" or "Hæ hæ hæ" like Swedish and Norwegian - thats why I did not understand "jaja" - my mistake....
I learned something new :rollgrin:

8) Peter


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