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by jakemoore
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3985

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

tomtom wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:31 pm
"4:1 race style depower"
Racers like it because its easier to set the trim exactly right. If you are trimming a lot especially while riding powered, the forces are less.

If you are more inclined to set it and forget it, then 4:1 is not going to do much for you.
by jakemoore
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3985

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

First what is power, it is pull from the kite caused by lift and drag. Pull, lift and drag are all forces. They are vectors. Power is force•velocity or Energy/time. It’s a scalar. High aspect foils are powerful, because they make a big pull when they fly fast. IIRC when FS kites had a WAC line, peo...
by jakemoore
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small Kites who is making them?
Replies: 36
Views: 2884

Re: Small Kites who is making them?

Please don't judge all foil kites based on the A15. I am considering an A15. What is it that you did not like about yours? Its not a bad kite. Its also not a small kite so sorry to hijack the thread. The price is right, it flies in light wind, and it makes enough pull to get on hydrofoil. Construct...
by jakemoore
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A15 15m first impressions
Replies: 27
Views: 1956

Re: A15 15m first impressions

I hang them to dry in my shed with brass tea cup hooks in the terminal loops of the Z bridles. I used to do a hair dryer where I removed the heating element. Now I just let it hang a few days if needed. 20 liters no problem. Be patient. I have even swam to the kite, turned it leading edge up, unwrap...
by jakemoore
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Tuning an Ozone hyperlink
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Tuning an Ozone hyperlink

Plenty of use on mine and no tuning. So I’m with Mossy. I would inspect everything and especially the blocks and mixer lines to make sure there are no wear before a vacation.
by jakemoore
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small Kites who is making them?
Replies: 36
Views: 2884

Re: Small Kites who is making them?

Da Yoda wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:44 am
Curiosity has the best of me... What is this CA Waves kite that you're both speaking about?
phpBB [video]


https://vimeo.com/236377087

Watch the lines slack.
by jakemoore
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small Kites who is making them?
Replies: 36
Views: 2884

Re: Small Kites who is making them?

I have a 9 A 15 ultralight that I need to get around to listing for sale. All white. Flown 3x, once on water. Also a Pansh 6m all green. Its a genesis I think - closed cell. Flown twice.

So if you like it make me an offer I can't refuse.
by jakemoore
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small Kites who is making them?
Replies: 36
Views: 2884

Re: Small Kites who is making them?

might have a chance to test my A15 this afternoon... Please don't judge all foil kites based on the A15. Regarding small kites I like Ozone Hyperlink in 5m. I'm also curious about the CA Waves. But foil kites lose any advantage over 20 knots and can be a pain to land. Ozone Uno lacks in rigidity. I...
by jakemoore
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much discount on a 2016 kite?
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: How much discount on a 2016 kite?

Does Peter Lynn do model years?
by jakemoore
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Got lofted once
Replies: 28
Views: 1700

Re: Got lofted once

I think F1 is now much much safer than kiting having in mind balance in speed proportions and comparing in numbers of seriuos accidents. They don’t let hot shot tourists drive F1 cars in challenging conditions after a 30 minute lessons. OP: you can get worked by any kite if the conditions are wrong...

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