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by Pump me up
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 53
Views: 16683

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: 39005

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: 13189

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: 13189

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: 13189

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...
by Pump me up
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 13189

Re: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster

What a disastrous 10 metre walk back to the beach, to admit to himself there actually wasn't any wind. Ok, ok, I concede that in THIS CASE the walk back to the beach wasn't too bad. But in MANY situations, walk/swim backs with ram airs ARE disastrous. ALL kiters experiences a few gear failures (eg ...
by Pump me up
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 13189

Video of Ram Air Inversion Disaster

Despite the LIES of ram lovers, ram air kites have innumerable problems caused by a lack of internal rigidity. One of these is a tendency to flop, twist, and invert, leading to DISASTERS like this:
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by Pump me up
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: best foil kite for gusty conditions
Replies: 28
Views: 3625

Re: best foil kite for gusty conditions

The QUESTION is the problem https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_conclusion_from_a_negative_premise?wprov=sfti1 There is NO “best foil kite for gusty conditions!” Foil kites, aka “ram airs,” are aerodynamically INFERIOR compared to inflatables, particularly in gusts. Please let me know if you...
by Pump me up
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Predictions for Ram Airs in 2018

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to divert the attention momentarily from riding waves and busting moves (or for ram lovers, growing their pony tails and World of Warcraft) and make some predictions about ram air kites in 2018. Previous predictions about ram air failures have proved to be am...
by Pump me up
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1951

Re: Ram airs crash in 2017

There is nothing new, of course ram kites are problematic if you like ride in open ocean 1-5 km from shore in LW :) but if you riding nearnormal shore perimeter than there is nothing worse withthem. Just they have bigger hangtime and nicer low wind possibilities than LEI. But of course with ram you...

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