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Re: Which Pansh kite for landboarding?

Postby foilholio » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:11 am

I don't know about LEI flagging as well as foils. I have seen many pinwheeling and draggings with correctly flagged LEIs. I would say a fifth line is good on LEIs but so too it is good on foil kites. Foils may tangle but the consequences are mild. LEI holding it's shape is directly why they are at a disadvantage flagging. A flag has no rigidity.


Most of the Pansh kites seem fine with a front line safety.

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Re: Which Pansh kite for landboarding?

Postby Flobadobbob » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:10 pm

Thanks Herman.
I am heading to Costa Calma in the canaries at the end of the month and intend to get some kitesurfing instruction in so will pursue some much needed LEI skills that hopefully I can transfer to my local site 👍🏼

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Re: Which Pansh kite for landboarding?

Postby Herman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:20 pm

Flobadobbob

Have a great time. If you can fly a blade in gusty conditions you will soon pick it up. If you can, get them to show you how to do a tethered launch, you will find it useful in your home circumstances. Have fun!!

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Re: Which Pansh kite for landboarding?

Postby nothing2seehere » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:18 pm

Flobadobbob wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:46 pm

Re using the LEI, I thought about using this but feel in my current location with the surrounding obstacles including a powerline pylon(outside the ground and further than the length of my lines) road and trees along the edge of the field i want something that will collapse if I lose control or get caught by a gust. An LEI would still hold its form when I become overpowered and thus may end up with extensive crashing and damaging the kite and little old me. Also I tend to be a solo rider nipping out after work to grab an hour or more and don’t feel confident in self launching and landing. But I am interested in your comments and if I find a suitable location to try it I will 👍🏼

Anymore thoughts welcome guys 😊
Be generous with your search for flat ground as the UK is nearly always gusty inland. I tried a spot on top of a hill once as it theoretically had 10 miles of uninterrupted upwind but even that was still as gusty (okay not as bad but still not great) as large sports fields at ground level. For reference my local is about 8-10 football pitches in size. It only works in a couple of directions because even single storey high trees and buildings (the clubhouse) create enough of a wind shadow to make things awkward.

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Re: Which Pansh kite for landboarding?

Postby Herman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 pm

^ +1 for the aabove, quality of wind makes a huge difference. I would also stress that you should not believe all the re-ride videos imho Until you have shed loads of experience, if you flag out a powered kite start a fresh with a new launch and a new line/bridle check. If you just pull the flag line back through and reset the chicken loop the risk of a bridle tangles is too high for land use imho. This applies to both foil and LEI.

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Re: Which Pansh kite for landboarding?

Postby Flobadobbob » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:53 pm

Re nothing2seehere

Sounds like you fly at a similar type of spot to me 😎. The single story clubhouse on my site causes massive gusts as you approach it and depart from it. Then a lovely dead spot between them. You’ve either got to fly close and high to the club house and risk gusty conditions or fly as far away from the clubhouse as possible and risk collision with trees and a possibly a pylon to ensure you get past it. 🤯


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