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by aircatcher
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

Re: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?

Hard to tell from only 6 knots and when pilot is not intend to move the kite fast.but it can b fast with profile shape. the idea is with rigid frame and thinner leading edge kite will move thru air faster with less drag ,more stable. That mean it can move better upwind w/o collapse structure and get...
by aircatcher
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

Re: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?

Finally here it is the hybrid arrived. :thumb: Looks like flying steady and better performance than strutless or one strut and single skin Peak. :idea: DrLW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irT5quPTGVs Watch out !! this one structure all frame by rods might b the future kite if it water relaunchable,
by aircatcher
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

Re: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?

But how PUMPY can say out loud and be excited to abandon pumps? "no inflatable OR ram air components". I though your nickname has some statement? Should you re-nick yourself anti-ram-christ because everything else seems to go? The major purpose all along has been to point out the inferiority of ram...
by aircatcher
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

Re: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?

But how PUMPY can say out loud and be excited to abandon pumps? "no inflatable OR ram air components". I though your nickname has some statement? Should you re-nick yourself anti-ram-christ because everything else seems to go? The major purpose all along has been to point out the inferiority of ram...
by aircatcher
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

Re: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?

pstkk wrote:Has anyone ever tried making a foil kite where the whole thing inflates like a LEI?

That would certainly make everyone happy. Or maybe not...
Yes,the Mosquito kite from a German company did that in the early day.Twin skins foil kite with inflation valve on every cell.
by aircatcher
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

Re: Foils Vs SLE kite BS. PMU.why not make a hybrid?

Old Peter Lynn C quad did just that with leading edge cabon fiber baton rod,no pumps,no wing collapse in flight ,super flying forward upwind,minimum drag ratio,super efficiency. but what missing is water relaunch and depower features.Someday in future, someone will obsolete all the ram air and infla...
by aircatcher
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PhilipineAirport workers involved in bullet extortion scams
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: PhilipineAirport workers involved in bullet extortion sc

Some Filipino carry a bullet for lucky charm,but airport security workers there can plant a bullet in travelers luggage for money extortion (they demand anywhere from 600 to 2000 usd cash).This airport scam have been known for years and still going on today !
by aircatcher
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PhilipineAirport workers involved in bullet extortion scams
Replies: 2
Views: 586

PhilipineAirport workers involved in bullet extortion scams

if you plan a kiting holiday trip in Philippine,you need to know this: http://www.evil.news/2015-11-04-bullet- ... aband.html Security personnel employed at one of the world’s worst airports have been accused of planting bullets in passengers’ luggage in an attempt to extort money from them, accordi...
by aircatcher
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: beginner accident ...who is at fault...
Replies: 64
Views: 9234

Re: beginner accident ...who is at fault...

Oh yea ,ever seen a guy like this guy at your beach? :lol: very typical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjcioMm6LD4

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjcioMm6LD4[/youtube]
by aircatcher
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: beginner accident ...who is at fault...
Replies: 64
Views: 9234

Re: beginner accident ...who is at fault...

IMO, the problems sometimes comes from the "feeling" a beginner has of his experience level......" I'm trying to say the same thing,but some limited experiences or narrow minded kiters want to set rules for everyone base on their lack of understand for condition and inability to control power or fe...

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