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by herculon
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: 12m Peak 2 - more impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: 12m Peak 2 - more impressions

sounds good ! any chance you have a video of your sessions or a video where you glide down the hill?
by herculon
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Flysurfer Realeases the 2015 Peak2
Replies: 17
Views: 7223

Re: Flysurfer Realeases the 2015 Peak2

just in case some of you are into "streetkiting" (using a kite on short or no lines in tight spots on longboard or inline skates): recently i tested if the peak2 works for that. why test? well you never know. for example, my peter lynn twister simply does NOT work on short lines. shooting forward, c...
by herculon
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: green kiting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3391

Re: green kiting?

small things help already. for example, collect debris and waste from the beaches... http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver/peanut.html http://images.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteering/adoptriver/peanut.gif get other people aware of environmental issues. if the doubt is planted in the brains, it will grow ...
by herculon
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light weight, low bulk kite pump ?
Replies: 1
Views: 808

light weight, low bulk kite pump ?

now that tube kites finally get lightweight (maui cloud, airush zero, to name a few), what about a light weight, low bulk kite pump ? any suggestions ? please post a manufacturer link or a picture of your pump if possible. please post also unusal kite pumping devices (for example, did someone ever u...
by herculon
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless kite in development on Maui
Replies: 472
Views: 129236

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

now the kite packs smaller than the pump :wink:

so - any advice on a small, low-bulk, lightweight yet powerful pump ?
by herculon
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless kite in development on Maui
Replies: 472
Views: 129236

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

herculon - Thanks for the great news! :) Since I had the scale out, I grabbed the 8 just to see. 4.7 lbs / 2.13 kg. With all the news this week of brands launching strutless designs, if a weight war is waged as a result it will be critical in my opinion for riders to be aware of the huge % of weigh...
by herculon
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sliding hook harness?
Replies: 34
Views: 9377

Re: Sliding hook harness?

another option would be to try a treeclimbing harness: this one comes at a deluxe price, but allows full 3d motion of the attachement ring : http://shop.freeworker.com/kolibri-multislide.html http://shop.freeworker.com/media/catalog/product/cache/5/image/d7ea5c990049092f6b6cd3d618286d89/k/g/kg41_kol...
by herculon
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator
Replies: 74
Views: 18157

Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicat

thanks for the data, i will update the list tomorrow. regarding projected area, i know that the factor 0.8 is a bit too optimistic for SLE tubes. but because proj. area data is seldom available, did choose 0.8 as a first guess ... any corrections are strongly welcome ! thanks alot for all the data c...
by herculon
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless kite in development on Maui
Replies: 472
Views: 129236

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

thanks for the weight ! this makes your zero-strut kite cloud the lightest tubekite (per squaremeter) available :!: its lighter than a flysurfer speed3 deluxe 19. it might not have the race-qualities of a flysurfer or north dyno, but it has one big plus: ease of handling and robustness. looking forw...
by herculon
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicator
Replies: 74
Views: 18157

Re: weight / projected area = onepossible light wind indicat

Maui Cloud - lighter (per sqm) than the speed3 deluxe 19:

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| Boardriding Maui Cloud 2013| 17.0 | 13.6* | 0.8* | 3.1  | 0.228 |    |

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