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by RalfsB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!

I am using a surfboard (very flat rocker) in waves and chop, my weight is 75kg. My figures are something like this:
6m 10 to 17 m/s (20 to 34 kts)
9m 7 to 12 m/s (14 to 24 kts)
12m 5 to 9 m/s (10 to 18 kts)
17m 4 to 6 m/s (8 to 12 kts)
by RalfsB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Turbine 19 vs 17 vs Flite 17 On The Ground Comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 4338

Re: Turbine 19 vs 17 vs Flite 17 On The Ground Comparison

The trouble with this is that the kite isn't a 2D object like you are measuring it, it's very much a 3D object and that's what makes it a wing and gives it lift. So you are basically ignoring one of the 3 dimensions. The surface area of a hemisphere is 2*pi*r*r (6.28 for r=1) while the area of a ci...
by RalfsB
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Turbine 19 vs 17 vs Flite 17 On The Ground Comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 4338

Re: Turbine 19 vs 17 vs Flite 17 On The Ground Comparison

Janus wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:07 am
No Wind?
Yeah, no wind for the last 2 weeks...
by RalfsB
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Turbine 19 vs 17 vs Flite 17 On The Ground Comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 4338

Re: Turbine 19 vs 17 vs Flite 17 On The Ground Comparison

Sorry, my post is not about Turbines but an observation about kite flat areas in general. One day, I happened to lay down on the ground my 17m kite and my 12m kite on the top of it. The 17m was larger but only slightly, it did not look like there is 5 square meters difference between them. I was int...
by RalfsB
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: comparison one strut kites
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: comparison one strut kites

I have 12m and 9m Naish Boxers and love them. They are quick to turn and generate power when underpowered, very manageable when overpowered, great range and playful.
Regarding weights please see this discussion http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2398635
by RalfsB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!
Replies: 33
Views: 2741

Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Naish Boxer. I love how playful and fun the kite is.
by RalfsB
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.
Replies: 25
Views: 1712

Re: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.

I can share my experience, will avoid mentioning brands. I started on an aluminium foil (maybe that was a particularly heavy one, have not tried others) and I hated how heavy it was and how hard each waterstart was. Then I had an opportunity to buy a used carbon setup for a good price so I switched ...
by RalfsB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!
Replies: 43
Views: 19176

Re: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!

I just had a very positive experience with the you-love-it shop, ordered a new kite, it was shipped on the next day and to my surprise the shipping price (within EU) was included in the kite's price. Also communication was great, they emailed me when they started processing the order and when they s...
by RalfsB
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless Kites Cloud vs. Gong
Replies: 34
Views: 8875

Re: Strutless Kites Cloud vs. Gong

Can anybody tell what is the turning speed of the Gong Strutless (large sizes like 17m) and how does it compare to other strutless kites?
by RalfsB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do you need especially fast turning kite
Replies: 59
Views: 3943

Re: Why do you need especially fast turning kite

I love fast turning kites for regular riding. You get much more range with them. With a fast turning kite I can easily generate power for my waterstart and for those moments when there is too little power, at other times I can enjoy a relaxed and playful ride without my kite pulling me too much.

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