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by joriws
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How low can a Twintip go?
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: How low can a Twintip go?

First time demoing Sonic v1 15m with flydoor xl meaning no touch to new kind of kite. My main kite was lotus 15m at that time. 110kg + gear like wetsuit, pfd and helmet. 4-5m/s est wind. Usually I can go if kite climbs to close zenith. If stalls at 45 deg = > beach time but usually even with my weig...
by joriws
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 50
Views: 6049

Re: A case for full face?

Well with kayaking helmets like Rocker people huck higher water falls coming down in freewall than nobody can jump with kite. World record is 186ft / 56m. "Woo" that, you jump 56m and eject kite & leash. So definetly Sweet's Rocker is capable of that and there is no bucket effect. Carbon fibre paddl...
by joriws
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone Explore V1
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Ozone Explore V1

Well the earliest goes back to NASA, with the Nasa para wing or better known as the nasa wing kite. Well Nasa-wing is more a parachute than kite and not good upwind. Norwegian skisails are old and looks&behaves much more like a single skin kite. This company states developing since 1993. I cannot f...
by joriws
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 324
Views: 108417

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Reduce backline tension to slow down reversing. Also remember that if you "lift up" backlines from frontlines, the pivot point is different causing relative line length to change when kite moves. You can more or less hover foilkite anywhere in the wind window at any LE direction with accurate backli...
by joriws
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 324
Views: 108417

Re: Flysurfer Soul

On snowkiting we attach kite to an ice screw and carabiner with back lines pulled to center like packing the bar. I also have umbrella-type sand screw with carabiner for the same purpose but not every year I use it. On I usually back stall and walk the lines and after one span flag out the kite to o...
by joriws
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: One kite for old school AND foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: One kite for old school AND foiling

Foil kites could serve both light wind and boosting but unfortunately it’s not possible to launch them in 3 out of 4 places I kite. Moreover as I’m still learning a lot with the foilboard, I prefer something that floats… This may be surprise to you that foil kites do float as fabric is less dense t...
by joriws
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WOO consistency
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: WOO consistency

Smartwatch, woo should implement screenlock on wear os swatch. Xensr did..
by joriws
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!
Replies: 103
Views: 7103

Re: 30.4m Jump on Woo?

Usually Woo registers waves as jumps of 1-1.5m. I believe so is here. But what is weird if you look jump timestamps of 20+ meter jumps you see wave jump at the same time. For example 30m jump there is 2s wave jump 2s before high jump. And this pattern is with all over 10m jump that very weird 'overl...
by joriws
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: GPS Action Replay - Help
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: GPS Action Replay - Help

My guess you need to define wind speed also to view polar.

Map - you need to create your own map background.
by joriws
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 5205

Re: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?

Speed3 was designed to be much more user friendly. Speed2 would have been a much better race kite. Neither is mid AR. That's why I put it on quotes: ' medium ' AR foil kites like Flysurfer Speed3. At the time (2010) Speed3 was one of highest aspect available and a race oriented kite. But with today...

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