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by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Real risk to be hit by a lightening when riding
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: Real risk to be hit by a thunder when riding

Yes lightening, sorry. I ll correct in the post , Thank you
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Real risk to be hit by a lightening when riding
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Real risk to be hit by a lightening when riding

We sometimes are tempted to ride when a storm could arrive in the surrondings. I was wondering what is the actual risk to be hit by a lightening with a kite. Does any of you heard about one kitesurfer hit by a thunder ? Risk seems lower than on a windsurf due to kite round shape and materials but it...
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: at what height kite lines cross when looping
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Re: at what height kite lines cross when looping

I did the same on my thin lines with 2.5 m thick extensions. In my case (30m with 15m foil kite) it crosses at a bout 1.5 meters so it is suitable. it will crooss further for a smaller kite. Best is to do 1 loop and check on your kite/Bar configuration or do the math : D=( bar width / kite span) × (...
by Regis-de-giens
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10737

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Indoor with a big fan like sone windsurf shows years ago.. you could reduce the rpm at each run ... the last on the water wins ! :lol: :lol:
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: riding hands-up
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

riding hands-up

Funny trick I tested this week-end : hydrofoiling without touching the bar ...It is more impressive than it is, and really funny for intermediate foilers like I am. I saw some videos of french riders ( marc Blanc unhoked, Steph Goffinet, both using waves as propulsor and kite hanging in neutral pull...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Test: lecca-lecca kite Minima beta 11 m²
Replies: 2
Views: 2526

Re: Test: lecca-lecca kite Minima beta 11 m²

Nice project and result Steph, and thank you for the detailed review Sergio
by Regis-de-giens
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 56
Views: 30683

Re: Pulsion 18m

I can't sleep because I maybe have identified a way to better optimize the 18m in marginal wind :jump: : extending further my already long lines :roll: . Indeed I was probably disturbed because it worked well in same conditions with the same bar and lines on the 15m, and 30m is already SO long :!: ....
by Regis-de-giens
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10737

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Which kite you compare the soul weight to ? Seems to flight well but not so light . Peter, To fit your initial question, maybe we could try to start from your list and testers could put a kind of order/rating to their minimum wind ability (Without mentiong wind values , I agree, it is non sense at t...
by Regis-de-giens
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite advice Chrono, Hyperlink, Soul
Replies: 44
Views: 20073

Re: Foil Kite advice Chrono,Hyperlink, Soul

To me it depends on wind speed. Because below 8 knots LEI are a pain. Ok foilkite are much articulated at first sight but the reward is on water vs LEI which are not relaunchable under 11, not compfortable under 9 and not feasible under 8 (Or barely). Foilkite can be a bit trickier vs LEI in 8-10 kn...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10737

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

During the lowest ride I did with my former Pulsion15m, I was limit at the waterstart AND at planning at 90 degree of the wind,: - I needed a 15m2 to slowly get me out of the water, using the powerfull loop of moderate aspect ratio - I had to work the kite a minimum (but gently to keep a good flight...

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