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by jannik
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

ouaou !!! What does she have to do with anything? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1195845/ :lol: Anyway he surely knows what he is doing on that foil (both above and below the water). I think I found my low-end limit for the 6.5 in waves. I was out in around 8-10 m/s ~= 16-20 kn. - mostly in the lower e...
by jannik
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

I too like to just surf the waves but very often around here we are more seeking 1-2 hit wonders. I look forward to learn to fly the kite in different kind of ways, but I'm also happy that it works great for seeking around the break to find waves that popup. I can explain something I noticed with th...
by jannik
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

Nice picture :thumb:

I'm 78 kg and was strapless without a problem.
by jannik
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

I tried the 4.5 in crazy windy conditions today! A storm is passing by with hurricane strength winds some places but fortunately it wasn't that extreme at the time. We estimated around 20 m/s maybe even a little more at the end. So 40 knots. I was not overpowered at any point and I didn't pull the t...
by jannik
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

I received my Waves last week and yesterday I finally got to try the 6.5. My initital impression is that it is a great kite in many ways! I come straight from LEI kites(Switch Element5 5+7) for waveriding but had about 2 seasons on HQ Matrixx+Neo3 foil kites years ago. I left the foils because they ...
by jannik
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

If you think lowering AR is an answer to foil kite performance you are mistaken. I don't. I'm offering an explanation to some of the differences people experience when they compare kites other than "it's because it's a foil/LEI/single-twin skin/ARC/other....!". Single skin efficiency in low air spe...
by jannik
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

2)LEI's are single skins. This has some advantage in low winds, single skin kite tolerates higher AoA before backstall. Difference in practice is you can just sheet in a LEI to get some power (with very low airspeed), but you must get some flying speed to a foil kite. Just sheeting in without speed...
by jannik
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

Yes, I will have to test and see. I have bars both with and without trim so no problem. I left foils for leis only because the leis where much better in waves in my experience, so this kite came as a plessant surprise (I hope it lives up to the expectations). I never understood why foils always had ...
by jannik
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3
Replies: 74
Views: 9216

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3

Hi Stef,

How much are you using the trim line? For my lei's I have removed the trim (very much like the BRM bar) and rely on the sheeting range. I have have a 4.5 and 6.5 coming and need to know if I have to install a trim system again.

Br jannik
by jannik
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 3390

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

The honor of inventing this method should go to "Tungsten" who made a thread about it over at losethestraps.com. Here is an album of images of a board: https://goo.gl/photos/ugWRkwg3SDq3D9dn8 Here is a boring video of the same board being ridden: https://youtu.be/1-WX_bmRIpo On my channel there are ...

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