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by Kite Rider
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a woman :(
Replies: 37
Views: 8492

Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a woman :

It is not simply a warning, it explicitly prohibits kiting when wind is gusting over 80 km/h.

RIP

Sincere condolences to family and friends.

Norm
by Kite Rider
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sudden deep ventilation ?
Replies: 35
Views: 4595

Re: Sudden deep ventilation ?

Is it possible you are experiencing what this guy is talking about (supercavitating foil section), happening when the pressure on the top of the wing is so low that evaporation then cavitation occurs? I know the guy talks about this phenomenon occurring at around 50 knots, but maybe some particular ...
by Kite Rider
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Events & Demos
Topic: Red Bull Kite Farm
Replies: 12
Views: 3675

Re: Red Bull Kite Farm

Yes, very bad timing indeed. And 18 hour drive between the two. Impossible to make it to both under the current schedule. WISSA schedule had been out for months (September). Sponsors are not happy at all. It also means the best racers will not be there or they will spread between the two events. Nor...
by Kite Rider
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New Spotz V2 2014
Replies: 73
Views: 12952

Re: New Spotz V2 2014

The smaller front wing is actually called "Slalom front wing" (see http://www.spotz-foil.com/#!products/c1a97 ). The slalom front wing has a lot less lift that the FreeRace and it requires significantly more speed to get foiling, to a point where I find it unpleasant to use. If you don't build enoug...
by Kite Rider
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New - Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus 8m & 10m kites
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Re: New - Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus 8m & 10m kites

How would you compare the 15 to the 12? I went from S3.5 12 to a lotus 15 and I'm kinda missing my 12. Thinking about selling the 15 to get a lotus 12. Well, with a high performance hydrofoil under the board, the 15 does not buy me much. I may gain maybe 1 to 1.5 knot on the bottom end of the wind ...
by Kite Rider
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New - Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus 8m & 10m kites
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Re: New - Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus 8m & 10m kites

A quickly assembled video of footage taken last week.

@Roberto: planning to come back to my summer hiding spot, the Magdalen Islands, next summer?

Norm

by Kite Rider
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New - Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus 8m & 10m kites
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

New - Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus 8m & 10m kites

Just coming back from a nice two week trips to the Caribbeans, I brought 4 brand new Flysurfer kites (Speed 4 Lotus 8-10-12-15m), an F-One Fish 5'10" surf board and two hydrofoils (Zeeko Makaira with both race and free-ride front wings, Spotz with the new free-race front wing), all paid for by mysel...
by Kite Rider
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Omfg. Have you ever had a kite line you could not splice?
Replies: 21
Views: 3478

Re: Omfg. Have you ever had a kite line you could not splice

...I can't seem to get my splicing tool to feed up the line Have you had this happen? Suggestions? I have done my own share of splices and yes, some lines would simply not splice. I am the line and splice guy around here and I get to splice quite a bit of lines. Sometimes, I get lines from a random...
by Kite Rider
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many "duplicate" names ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: How many "duplicate" names ?

kazama-fury wrote:Ocean rodeo razor
Airush razor
Do-it wrote:Airush razor
Flyboards Razor
Sean Ordonez SOS Razor (around 2003)
by Kite Rider
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New Spotz V2 2014
Replies: 73
Views: 12952

Re: New Spotz V2 2014

Back on the subject.... So in this scenario raising the AOA of a stabiliser should cause the tail of the foil to go up and thus the front wing will go down Mmmmm, not quite. The stabilizer (rear or tail wing) of the Spotz has a profile that generates downward lift, that is, the opposite of the front...

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