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by andylc
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Fly surfer soul wind range
Replies: 51
Views: 5353

Re: Fly surfer soul wind range

In 18-20knots you will be powered up! I’d compare it to 13-14m LEI power-wise. 20 knots is the absolute upper limit for me but I do only weigh 65kg. Flysurfer quote 26 knots as upper limit.
by andylc
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3961

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Yes although most race trim systems have a bigger total depower range than standard ones, the Ozone one pictured has about a metre of trim rope when fully depowered!
by andylc
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3961

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Yep so it’s 2:1 compared to a standard trim.
by andylc
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3961

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

This trim line is only moving twice the distance of a standard system is it not? I use this system on my Souls and I think I measured it once out of interest. Works well for me, easier to trim on the fly as lower force = more accurate trimming. I don't use the full amount of depower anywhere near th...
by andylc
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Fly surfer soul wind range
Replies: 51
Views: 5353

Re: Fly surfer soul wind range

I also have an 8m Soul and have only gotten to use it once at the lower limit of it's range, which is surprisingly good (decent power and some jumping at 15 knots), I really want to find the upper limit as I want to get a new high wind LEI and can't decide whether it needs to be a 7m, 6m or 5m Naish...
by andylc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 4309

Re: Casualty in Sicily

Not sure you can really make that comparison without looking at the statistics. There seem to be several deaths each year from kitesurfing, not sure what the stats are for skydiving, and what do you consider skydiving to be? Does it include the nutters who wingsuit 20m above trees or fly in-between ...
by andylc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 4309

Re: Casualty in Sicily

Just to reiterate: launching unhooked is not the solution! I dread to think what carnage there would be if everyone tried this! Using a tragedy to disseminate dodgy advice is not good...
by andylc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Fly surfer soul wind range
Replies: 51
Views: 5353

Re: Fly surfer soul wind range

Downloop transitioning works pretty well on the 12m although it does pull quite a bit, and I did cock this up fairly royally yesterday when I download transitioned near to the shore, misjudged how much it would pull, ran out of water and ended up dragging myself across the beach! I'd think you would...
by andylc
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!
Replies: 103
Views: 7065

Re: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!

You really know how to endear yourself to your peers...
by andylc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 298
Views: 106250

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I fly mine using the Ozone bar on normal setting. Seems fine. Like most kites it flies best with the trim strap on full power, meaning tighter back lines, but I haven't tried shortening them beyond the usual setting - being a foil kite there is a risk it'll start back stalling if you fly it with bac...

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