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Wing - high jump

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:38 am

Amazing :thumb:

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Hugh2 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:28 pm

Impressive, but it looks awkward and potentially a nasty landing. At my age and ability I'll stick to kite jumps!

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Slappysan » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:47 pm

While it's a very impressive wingsurfing jump, the best I've seen yet, it's not indicative of the sport because that kid is 110 lbs wet. A normal sized adult will get far less hang time and come down much harder.

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Tone » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:26 am

Cute.. ;)

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Janus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:52 am

Slappysan wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:47 pm
While it's a very impressive wingsurfing jump, the best I've seen yet, it's not indicative of the sport because that kid is 110 lbs wet. A normal sized adult will get far less hang time and come down much harder.
8) get bigger gear.. :wink:

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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby consumer » Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:05 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:47 pm
While it's a very impressive wingsurfing jump, the best I've seen yet, it's not indicative of the sport because that kid is 110 lbs wet. A normal sized adult will get far less hang time and come down much harder.
I think we could get a lot more air if we rode bigger wings - say 12 m in size? It would also probably help a lot if we suspended the wing on long ropes high up in the air to catch more wind and help us parachute down. Also if we made the board smaller, lighter, and lost the foil I think it would be nicer for landings and also reduce our swing weight.

:lol: couldn't help myself.
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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby Dontsink » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:35 am

consumer wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:05 pm
Slappysan wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:47 pm
While it's a very impressive wingsurfing jump, the best I've seen yet, it's not indicative of the sport because that kid is 110 lbs wet. A normal sized adult will get far less hang time and come down much harder.
I think we could get a lot more air if we rode bigger wings - say 12 m in size? It would also probably help a lot if we suspended the wing on long ropes high up in the air to catch more wind and help us parachute down. Also if we made the board smaller, lighter, and lost the foil I think it would be nicer for landings and also reduce our swing weight.

:lol: couldn't help myself.
Yeah,but let's go all the way!.
I have done "jumps" up to 3000m altitude on a 22m contraption similar to what you describe,they called it a "paraglider".
Once up you can do all sorts of sexy&stylish contortions and call them "tricks".

Couldn't help myself either, love it when kiters get grumpy about winging :)
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Re: Wing - high jump

Postby adriatic » Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:03 pm

Wing jumps will never amaze spectators the way kite jumps do
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