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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby a99 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 pm

I mean exactly that wrote in more sentences above grigorib there.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Rainer Kauper » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:41 am

a99 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 am
So, please Reiner think about such dedicated foil kite and do ambition to creat such magic LEI foil kite which will beat finally fs Souls forever !!!
From your point of view what is missing at the Maverick to be an excellent kite for hydrofoiling?
Have you tested it already?
Is it only the weight you would like to have below 1.7 kg?

At most spots we see many kitesurfers stopping completely with TT-boards and move towards surfboards in order to learn jibing and tacking.
Once learned they are really hot on foilboarding for lighter winds.
But they never use the TT-boards anymore as they are bored after many years riding this style.
They take the surfboard for stronger winds and waves and the foil for lighter winds.
That´s exactly my own experience.
I have not used a TT-Board for more than one year now.
As I do not like to have a special kite for foil and another kite for waves a combination is only useful.
Wave and foil requires nearly the same design of kites.
Actually I am really happy with this setup.

The very light Pintxo bar makes the setup complete with the light Maverick kite.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby mar menor » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:28 pm

Rainer,I agree entirely with what you have said and share your philosophy,as I am sure as do many,think you will be very successful

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Eckhardt » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:29 am

Any updates from users? I am intrested but scared to buy without testing.
Any European kiters that own one and kites in the Netherlands?

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Peert » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:41 am

Eckhardt wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:29 am
Any updates from users? I am intrested but scared to buy without testing.
Any European kiters that own one and kites in the Netherlands?
For exactly this reason I offered to Rainer to be 'a team' rider. Get a quiver of his kites and a bar for a decent discount. I proposed to, in exchange, offer people the Netherlands the opportunity to try the gear.
He was not interested. (Gear was well priced enough was his comment).

IMHO you cannot expect kiters to buy without trying.
The only scenario in which I do this is when I am sure I can sell the kites again if they don't fit my style/preference. With an new an unknown brand to the masses you risk loosing a significant part of your yearly kitesurf budget...

Still believe this kite is well designed. And it is clear the bar is clever.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Hasse » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Peert wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:41 am
Eckhardt wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:29 am
Any updates from users? I am intrested but scared to buy without testing.
Any European kiters that own one and kites in the Netherlands?
For exactly this reason I offered to Rainer to be 'a team' rider. Get a quiver of his kites and a bar for a decent discount. I proposed to, in exchange, offer people the Netherlands the opportunity to try the gear.
He was not interested. (Gear was well priced enough was his comment).

IMHO you cannot expect kiters to buy without trying.
The only scenario in which I do this is when I am sure I can sell the kites again if they don't fit my style/preference. With an new an unknown brand to the masses you risk loosing a significant part of your yearly kitesurf budget...

Still believe this kite is well designed. And it is clear the bar is clever.
So I believe Gong have some test riders in your spot so you can try your Gong stuff before buying it?

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Eckhardt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:47 pm

This topic isn't about gong, it is about Kauper XT. But ill contact Rainer himself then.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Hasse » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:32 pm

Eckhardt wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:47 pm
This topic isn't about gong, it is about Kauper XT. But ill contact Rainer himself then.
True. I waiting for my 7 to arrive soon I hope. If I don’t like it I change to something else.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby juanpasala » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:52 pm

Rainer Kauper wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:29 pm
mar menor wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Any independent reviews of the bar?
Have you checked the German oase.com forum yet?
With Google translate it should be no problem to "read" it. :o
There are some reviews and lots of more info, also from my side.
Here´s the direct link: http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=175914

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Has there been testing with racing foil kites

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby nixmatters » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:37 pm

Rainer Kauper wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 pm

My very first bars hat an external eyelet in the center of the bar, but I didn´t like the feeling when testing last summer. To me the bar felt indirect and the tow point was not centred so I decided to search for a solution how to get a depower-rope covered by PU-tube and make it thin enough to let it go through the bar. The Carbon tube I use now has 22mm outside and 18mm inside diameter. That is very stable.

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Hi Rainer,
Can you shed some light on this development? Was the center placed depower button ever prototyped?
This should work with your current rear trim system.
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