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by Pump me up
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switching from Flysurfer to Lei
Replies: 23
Views: 1819

Re: Switching from Flysurfer to Lei

This is what Ralf Groesel, a respected kite designer from Flysurfer, said about switching from Flysurfer (ram airs) to LEI. http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2400039. Note that he STRONGLY favours inflatables. Ignore the lies. Ignore the propaganda. Ram airs are aerodynamically inferior vs. i...
by Pump me up
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switching from Flysurfer to Lei
Replies: 23
Views: 1819

Re: Switching from Flysurfer to Lei

Anyone here switched from Foil kites to Lei? ... I can’t stand the ground handling when landing, the self landing is near on impossible in any remotely safe way... Congratulations on the move! You won't regret it. Ram airs are inferior in every way compared to inflatables. Everyone who has made the...
by Pump me up
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 8501

Re: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?

Pumpy is the trolls troll, someone for Pullstrings to look up to. Typical trolling and abuse from a ram lover. Ram lovers can’t win arguments based on facts, so shoot the messenger. Flysurfer's Ralf Groesl AGREED with ALL of the points I’ve made over the years, withstanding the abuse and hysteria o...
by Pump me up
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 8501

Re: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?

Summarising the points from Flysurfer's Ralf Groesl: Interesting blog from Ralf Groesel, kite designer: 1) Ram airs have INFERIOR handling "Now this is where the trouble starts..." 2) Ram airs have INFERIOR jumping and higher drag "Lift in kitesurfing defines the ability to jump high. A Tube-kite pr...
by Pump me up
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 8501

Re: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?

grigorib wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:15 pm
I think PMU must have ended up having multiple orgasm through reading the article.
:thumb: :bye:
I REALLY love this article! What I've been saying all the time!
:pump:
by Pump me up
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 53
Views: 16946

Re: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch

OK, here we go. Ram lovers are going to call this "trolling" and try to get me banned (again), but it MUST be said: Gunnar's choice of ram air kites was instrumental in this near-disaster. Ram air kites were banned from course racing in 2015 because of safety concerns: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewt...
by Pump me up
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SupaEZ Where have you been?
Replies: 135
Views: 39598

Re: SupaEZ Where have you been?

Matteo V wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:38 am
In the time I have been learning and contributing here, I have found Toby to be in the lead of what is pretty much the last free forum on this planet.
I agree. But I think Toby is a bit too tolerant of ram lovers and their propaganda.
by Pump me up
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 13406

Re: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster

I do agree with the many of the stupid claims on light wind. For my weight, 8kts is about the minimum on an 18M foil. I could move up to a 21M to get an extra knot but I don't think its worth it. :thumb: Looks like we're on the same page re. the 7-8 knot low end limit. Although there are some situa...
by Pump me up
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 13406

Re: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster

Ram airs have no business being on the water Only makes some sense on snow....sand...grass...with steady light,medium winds Foilboards are so efficient with LW tube in 5-6 knots that Rams aren't necessary Of course there are always ( as PMU likes to put it) BS claims that some ride the water in 3-4...
by Pump me up
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 13406

Re: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster

clip_image012_0006.jpg I mean this ...its possible or not with ram air?? Sure it is possible. Why not? Rewind lines to bar like lei. Grab fabric, pull via bridle the other side tip to you. Or put kite as taco and roll it while swimming. Just don't pull the kite via lines, swim towards it. Kite is w...

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