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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby andylc » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:42 am

I was thinking he was probably attached to someone on a jet ski or something like that.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:20 am

Definitely 100% fake, I believe he's attached to a jet ski and thats how he goes upwind at some points. The kiteloops are way way wrong, to be floating unaided.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby joriws » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:39 am

iwave wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:09 am
At some point in the video (at 0.55 and at 1.38), he seems to be going backwards (upwind).
How can you go upwind with a sea anchor?
You are looking kiters relative motion to camera. If wind is 45 degrees from camera from from right side, rider moves left looks like going downwind and right upwind.
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Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Incredible! Any info on what size kite and strength wind? Must have been really overpowered, but now I am inspired to try out my big kite again if this is possible!
If wind does not have vertical component you always come down no matter horizontal wind speed. That is glide ratio and basic physics. Airfoil to product lift must have air speed described by speed polars, and sink rate is always included. With engine or vertizal wind component you can counter the sink rate, or have negative sink rate to go up.

There is some pendulum based possibility to go up a bit in a gust but in the end you always come down.

What true wind changes is your ground speed when you are not anchored to ground. I've landed a couple of times with hang glider "flying backwards" ie negative ground speed. Air speed still was 30km/h or something fowards and sink rate brought me down.. So if you have 10m/s head wind and your air speed is 9m/s, your ground speed will be -1m/s ie flying backwards.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:32 pm

Fact checks.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby Exal » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:35 pm

Would've believed it if it was a core kite.

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