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by Regis-de-giens
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10700

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: 1915

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: 2362

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: 30665

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: 10700

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: 19971

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: 10700

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...
by Regis-de-giens
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10700

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Yes Concept'air can send them to Europe with some shipment and tax fee, say 200 Euro overall (I am in France). Wind range is "as usual" to me for most kites (i.e. about a factor 2 between low end and high end) ; High end is lower than a race kite of same size, but Aspect ratio increases with size (e...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marginal wind kites ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10700

Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Peter I cannot refrain to participate ! :D If the (Interesting) topic is on the ultimate marginal lower end ability, i.e. being able to launch , go out of coast in the water, waterstart and stay upwind. Then to me the Conceptair Pulsion is the winner and i think that most testers will confirm. In 15...
by Regis-de-giens
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: concept air pulsion
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: concept air pulsion

A new opus from the Pulsion is coming in addition to the current one ! The designer of the Pulsion Benoit Tremblay made a trip in France last week, so Steph (from Lesfoilz french forum) proposed a meeting/ kite session with him last week-end; very nice day, first time we met him face-to-face, he's s...

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