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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:03 am

BigBafana wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:24 pm
You got to understand that the board return is really slow. There is no whipping of the leash as it doesn’t have any bungee action.
Until you sink the board, then get lobbed downwind.
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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby hongchew » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:03 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:03 am
BigBafana wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:24 pm
You got to understand that the board return is really slow. There is no whipping of the leash as it doesn’t have any bungee action.
Until you sink the board, then get lobbed downwind.

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Huh?

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby ronnie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:25 am

hongchew wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:03 am
Kamikuza wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:03 am
BigBafana wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:24 pm
You got to understand that the board return is really slow. There is no whipping of the leash as it doesn’t have any bungee action.
Until you sink the board, then get lobbed downwind.

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Huh?
If you have a leash, and the kite takes you on a trajectory off the water, through the air and land back on the water - while you are travelling on that trajectory with the leash taut, the leash will act as an aiming device, to make the board follow a similar trajectory to your body. When you stop, the board will follow the trajectory it was on.
If the leash loaded up before the board released from the water, there will be elasticity in the kite lines, your body and the leash, which will produce an overall catapult effect.

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby disastersauce » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:31 am

I have an unusual - and perhaps freak - reel leash anecdote to share (albeit no idea of the brand - not that it mattered in this instance).

I was out in ~25kts with 4ft swells attempting to learn water starts. Due to repeated failures, my instructor equipped me with a board leash to optimize my time on the water.

Crashed. Safety line wrapped around my footpad. The kite started looping. Due to the leashed board holding tension in the line, the safety system didn't activate. Couldn't dump the kite because it was still attached to me via the leash.

I ended up having to wrestle my way out of a seat harness to dump the kite.

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby airsail » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:16 am

Just bought one of these things, first use today with my foil board, brilliant. Clipped onto a ring on the front strap while relaunching, board stayed with me, not drifting off. Once the kite was up, un clipped and off riding again. Too easy.

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:12 pm

ronnie wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:25 am
hongchew wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:03 am
Kamikuza wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:03 am

Until you sink the board, then get lobbed downwind.

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Huh?
If you have a leash, and the kite takes you on a trajectory off the water, through the air and land back on the water - while you are travelling on that trajectory with the leash taut, the leash will act as an aiming device, to make the board follow a similar trajectory to your body. When you stop, the board will follow the trajectory it was on.
If the leash loaded up before the board released from the water, there will be elasticity in the kite lines, your body and the leash, which will produce an overall catapult effect.
Thanks for saving me the typing :)

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby K-Roy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:07 pm

disastersauce wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:31 am
I have an unusual - and perhaps freak - reel leash anecdote to share (albeit no idea of the brand - not that it mattered in this instance).

I was out in ~25kts with 4ft swells attempting to learn water starts. Due to repeated failures, my instructor equipped me with a board leash to optimize my time on the water.

Crashed. Safety line wrapped around my footpad. The kite started looping. Due to the leashed board holding tension in the line, the safety system didn't activate. Couldn't dump the kite because it was still attached to me via the leash.

I ended up having to wrestle my way out of a seat harness to dump the kite.
glad you are OK!
(could you not activate CL. Safe Release and Safety Lease release when that failed!?)

edit: a harness with releasable attachment could have helped... (like Prolimit)

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:46 pm

ocANUS attack leash, I heard a girl ripped her face in half using one in NZ.. at point shite. from forehead to chin a few years back.

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby beebad » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:03 am

Anything can happen kiting. If you don't want to use the Oceanus Reel , then simply do not use it. I like the GD thing and if my face gets rip off I will certainly be an advocate for revisiting its use.... HAppy Kiting!

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Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Postby hongchew » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:06 am

ronnie wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:25 am
hongchew wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:03 am
Kamikuza wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:03 am

Until you sink the board, then get lobbed downwind.

Screen Shot 2018-04-21 at 22.47.41.png
Huh?
If you have a leash, and the kite takes you on a trajectory off the water, through the air and land back on the water - while you are travelling on that trajectory with the leash taut, the leash will act as an aiming device, to make the board follow a similar trajectory to your body. When you stop, the board will follow the trajectory it was on.
If the leash loaded up before the board released from the water, there will be elasticity in the kite lines, your body and the leash, which will produce an overall catapult effect.

Good imagination. So the Oceanus maker must be bankrupt now because of all the injuries related lawsuits, right? Really.


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