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Re: Tuto how to jump on a foil kite

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jun 21, 2023 11:52 am

Weirdly, the trick is flying the kite well, with finesse.

Don’t stall it by sheeting in too much when initiating the send or at the peak, sheet out for speed as it climbs and don’t stall it by edging too hard—hold your line with as little edge as you can and give it a dig and flick when you release.

Miss the foils for jumping… don’t miss the endless fiddling :lol:
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Re: Tuto how to jump on a foil kite

Postby fernmanus » Thu Jun 22, 2023 6:09 am

Regarding Ozone R1 V4 - do you use the original bridal or re-inforced replacement. I find lines quite thin and wonder jumping with R1 in high wind.
I am using the original bridles.

You are not likely to break bridles flying the kite. The thin bridles on the trailing edge are prone to breaking due to sticks, entanglements on the ground, or stepping on them.

I will probably replace the thin bridles to the trailing edge eventually, but I have never had a problem with breakage due to high wind. I have had some breaks on my 19m when it got stuck in some sticks after luffing near the shore.
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