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Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Postby gl » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:13 pm

You were probably asking Horst but I can answer based on my experience with the 6-meter Firefly. I think it would be fine for a beginner. Easy relaunch, mild power spike when you dive it. It is not real fast through the wind window. It does turn fairly quickly. It will not over fly the wind window and it sits back a bit while you're riding and makes turning easier. So mistakes in flying the kite are not likely to be punishing. When they do crash it relaunches very easily and doesn't pull that hard on the way up. It would be important to keep it between 13 and 18 knots for a beginner after that it starts to pull pretty hard. Launching and landing solo it's quite easy. No pre-inflation is required even in quite light winds.

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Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Postby slowboat » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:12 am

gl wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:13 pm
You were probably asking Horst but I can answer based on my experience with the 6-meter Firefly. I think it would be fine for a beginner. Easy relaunch, mild power spike when you dive it. It is not real fast through the wind window. It does turn fairly quickly. It will not over fly the wind window and it sits back a bit while you're riding and makes turning easier. So mistakes in flying the kite are not likely to be punishing. When they do crash it relaunches very easily and doesn't pull that hard on the way up. It would be important to keep it between 13 and 18 knots for a beginner after that it starts to pull pretty hard. Launching and landing solo it's quite easy. No pre-inflation is required even in quite light winds.
What is your self landing technique with this kite?

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Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Postby stefFZ » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:45 am

slowboat wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:12 am
What is your self landing technique with this kite?
I can answer that one :-) Just pull the back lines and it will fall down from the sky, completely closed. It is easier than the wave with its double skins and no brake lines (v. Good for snowkiting, I will be able to pack it without removing the skis in steep slopes (I also do that with the waves but it will be even easier)

Stéphane Goffinet with his FF 2.5

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Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Postby gl » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:42 am

I do exactly like Stef said. I take the kite to the edge of the window and pull the back lines. So far even in quite windy conditions it has just sat there. Really stress free. I have not done this on land yet as I always launch and land in shallow water.
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Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Postby tomtom » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:03 pm

stefFZ wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:45 am
slowboat wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:12 am
What is your self landing technique with this kite?
I can answer that one :-) Just pull the back lines and it will fall down from the sky, completely closed. It is easier than the wave with its double skins and no brake lines (v. Good for snowkiting, I will be able to pack it without removing the skis in steep slopes (I also do that with the waves but it will be even easier)

Stéphane Goffinet with his FF 2.5

Does this work for you with Peak4 in 20+ knts? Cause i find it too twitchy and prefer side crash landing :)

thank!

Edit:
Sorry i misread this i was in impression that this is Horst - anyway - it will be interesting to compare "back land and reride" feature of both kites. I find Peak 4 - too twitchy to back land in strong wind.
Winter is comming :)

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Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Postby stefFZ » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:20 pm

A short video with the fireflies 2.5 & 4 and a CA Wave 4.5 in the background:



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