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by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed system / mixer test explanations
Replies: 43
Views: 10096

Re: Speed system / mixer test explanations

I feel that Foilholio remarks are pertinent and worth taking into deep consideration. However as topic ignitiator i think that such debates actually requires long argumentations to e accurate and not adapted in this post if we want to keep it fluid and tool box for overall user. I kindly ask you ope...
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 31
Views: 8983

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

For my 'extremist light wind' configuration (on my 15m and 18 m kite, 60kg rider), I use 70 kg rearlines ; clearly it is only adapted to light wind hydrofoil on foil kite without jumps nor unhooking, but it works. You can save some 100 gr , you gain some drag , but above all better control of the ki...
by Regis-de-giens
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed system / mixer test explanations
Replies: 43
Views: 10096

Re: Speed system / mixer test explanations

A picture is a thousand words! Regis many many thanks for your drawings and explanations. One of the most useful posts in this site! I understand that playing with the Z line has 2 advantages for someone that does not want to mess around a lot. 1) adjusts both B&C proportionally at once. 2) looks e...
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 111
Views: 35734

Re: Flysurfer Soul

andylc wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 am
That is a big change compared to everything else out there. With the possible exception of the Hyperlink, which I haven’t flown.
And the Pansh A15 , and the conceptair Pulsion , and kitech FRS...
They all share these common features of modern lower ratios foilkites actually.
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Race Kite Stability
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: Race Kite Stability

Also deduced from readings : I would also vote for r1v2 equal to Peterlynn Aero among race kite.
Now if you include freeride foilkite in your list you can find even better.
by Regis-de-giens
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 111
Views: 35734

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Skywalker7 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:52 pm
I flown some mid aspect low performance kite and I was not really happy with them as their jumping performances was not higher then a good tube kite.
Which medium ratio foil kites have you flown for comparison ?
by Regis-de-giens
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Genetrix kites deserve more exposure..
Replies: 20
Views: 8638

Re: Genetrix kites deserve more exposure..

Could anyone detail the differences between v4 and v6 in 7m ? in particular in bar pressure and relaunch in high winds (30-50 knots)
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4143

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

I use a "Custom" prototype of ketos easy but a bit smaller. In between officials freeride and easy. Ok tanks for the clarification abot loop. But i feel and experienced that if i go toward the kite i get not enough line tension to put the big 15m2 in an short turn radius... am i the only one to expe...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4143

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

Your explanation reaches my english understanding limit but I think I get your point ; I understand that you talk about moving the kite up, while I describes a downloop; I also think that this downloop method would not work with a LEI or a race kite because it will collapse when loosing all tension ...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Line length, gybing and down-looping
Replies: 15
Views: 4143

Re: Line length, gybing and down-looping

I must say that in really marginal light wind, (say 4-6 knots) with my 15m medium/high ratio) , I first initiate the loop and then initiate the jibe only when the kite has turn 180 degree and is pointing in the new direction ; not sure it is the best technique in all cases, but it is the only way I ...

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