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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby alekbelia » Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:02 am

Enclume wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:23 am
Many ways of perceiving and appreciating drift for a kite 😃.
Totally agree, but don't mix a kite's fault forgiveness with a kite's drifting ability.

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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby mashimisha2 » Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:33 am

alekbelia wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:02 am
Enclume wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:23 am
Many ways of perceiving and appreciating drift for a kite 😃.
Totally agree, but don't mix a kite's fault forgiveness with a kite's drifting ability.
Could you please elaborate on this?

ALSO . . . I have difficulty keeping enough tension in the lines.
Could you please explain how you pilot a Peak (or Hybrid) downwind in light or moderate wind conditions.
Even a fool like me can keep the kite aloft when the wind is moving faster than I am riding downwind.

Are there particular strategies that you use?
For example: Back stall the kite deep into the wind window and then wag it back and forth?
Or perhaps send the kite in the opposite direction to your turn?
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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby alekbelia » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:00 am

mashimisha2 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:33 am
Could you please elaborate on this?
Pilotage:
1. Massive use of loops. With singleskins they can be zero power.
2. Knowing the capabilities of the kite to perfection.
3. Many hours of kitesurfing in waves. Unlike the wing (which I don't like for many reasons, but that's another conversation), the kite requires piloting at almost every moment, but with enough experience, the piloting goes to a subconscious level.
Equipment:
1. Using a bar that allows the kite to pass through the power zone in fair winds without any drag. For this reason, for my friends and myself, I make the bars myself. For each size kite, the length of the bar is different, and the weight of the bar itself is from 50 to 70-80 grams.
2. I only use a seat harness that allows the bar to move at least 60 cm. No depower (it is the biggest evil in singleskin) and no safeties.
3. My bars are adjusted to allow deep stalling of the kite. 13 cm of bar travel after bar zero.
Just in case, I am attaching 2-3 videos.



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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:26 am

alekbelia wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:00 am

Nice, following the flagged out winger and keeping the same line/angle, using a kite.
:thumb:
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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby Johnnyrotten204 » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:36 am

Agreed, comfort with loops required to keep the kite from getting outrun by your foil in med/light wind. You chase the swell, when kite gets further outside the wind window, you pull tight loop (over sheet/steer for a pinwheel or similar no power loop) to keep the kite in front of you. Important to make your loop before you slack the lines, otherwise you'll get a lagged response from the kite. if you're running out of energy (as waves tend to be smaller in light swell) you can open the kite in the loop a bit to get a pop of energy. I have 6m Peak as my largest Peak and probably riding down to 9/10 kts with my wingfoil frontwing (w945/85kg/pocketfoil board).

I don't backstall the Peaks as I find them erratic in backstall. Loop is consistent and I don't have to watch if I'm focused on a wave.
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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby mashimisha2 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:37 am

alekbelia wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:00 am

Equipment:
1. Using a bar that allows the kite to pass through the power zone in fair winds without any drag. For this reason, for my friends and myself, I make the bars myself. For each size kite, the length of the bar is different, and the weight of the bar itself is from 50 to 70-80 grams.
2. I only use a seat harness that allows the bar to move at least 60 cm. No depower (it is the biggest evil in singleskin) and no safeties.
3. My bars are adjusted to allow deep stalling of the kite. 13 cm of bar travel after bar zero.
I am using roughly the same gear.

It looks like I will have to get used to looping the kite a lot more.
Thank you
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Re: test of Hysper v2 from Sky Country, relaunchable single skin

Postby Johnnyrotten204 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:20 am

You'll probably put it in the drink a couple times initially, but it'll pay off once it clicks. Watch for your kite rotation speed in the loops, if you've set the bar up for over sheeting, the loops will have different speeds fully sheeted/vs partially sheeted (and depending on line tension). This caused most of my crashes initially... After that you're off to the races.
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