Ice101 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:18 pm
I’m not sure what you mean by tomohawking?
I think he wants to say, that drops which are able to explode a foil kites are never light.
I crashed a few kites during drop tests and even if knowing how to do this well. For a 62 kg guy it is nealy impossible to explode most kites just by staying on the ground. I alwas had to fix the kite to a fundament or put myself as deep into the water as possible, in the best case with another guy holding the harness. For sure for someone with 120 kg it is easier. And for sure many more thinks play a role: hardest drops are straight down with maybe longer lines giving more room for accelaration. And you can have one "Monday Kite" where it happens more easily to one rip that explodes, but two times? Due to the actuall fabric Soul is for sure a bit more sensible to crashes then other kites have been, but I haven't heard anything that they are super sensible. FS has 15 years of experience with expoding kites, they don't sell kites for which they couldn't affort the free repair guarantee they offer.
Try to improve handling. When you fly into a hole in gusty conditions, learn to kick / pull out the weaker stearing line, to prevent kite from colapsing. It is something you have to learn till it becomes a natural reflex, which shouldn't take more than 1/2 secound. The same when the kite turns around in the air and accelerate straight to the ground, just kick away one line with your hand to prevent a full forward crash.
This is the movement I mean just 100 times faster, important for all foil kiters who prefer to have close to 100% control of their kite.