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by Pump me up
Sun May 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: So once and for all...Speed 5 for light wind...??
Replies: 24
Views: 2551

Re: So once and for all...Speed 5 for light wind...??

bigtone667 wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 12:47 am
Won't too long now Pumpy till you can publish a book.
:thumb: .......... :pump:
by Pump me up
Sun May 14, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: So once and for all...Speed 5 for light wind...??
Replies: 24
Views: 2551

Re: So once and for all...Speed 5 for light wind...??

Ok, ok, for those clamouring for more information, these are the reasons for not buying a Speeed 5: After several weeks of use, ram air bridles typically stretch and deform, further compromising aerodynamic performance: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2358958&start=0 SAFETY Inflatables...
by Pump me up
Sat May 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: So once and for all...Speed 5 for light wind...??
Replies: 24
Views: 2551

Re: So once and for all...Speed 5 for light wind...??

Please don't buy a Speed 5 for light wind. Ram airs like the Speed are aerodynamically inferior compared to inflatables and, for the critical issues of self-rescue and intrinsic floatation, necessary in ultra-light winds, they are hopeless. Please let me know if you'd like more information. Pumpy .....
by Pump me up
Wed May 03, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trick to keep foil kite from stalling
Replies: 20
Views: 3103

Re: Trick to keep foil kite from stalling

Ram air kites are highly prone to stalling. Below are some of the reasons for this problem, along with helpful suggestions on how to deal with the stalling issue: After several weeks of use, ram air bridles typically stretch and deform, further compromising aerodynamic performance: http://www.kitef...
by Pump me up
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advantages & Superiority of Ram Airs
Replies: 53
Views: 5796

Re: Advantages & Superiority of Ram Airs

evan wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:53 am
I think Toby = PMU…
Toby wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:02 am
For sure I am not PMU ! ...
I can confirm that PMU and Toby are completely different. One is a highly respected kiteboarding industry insider and the other is a bizarre anonymous forum troll.
by Pump me up
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind kite quest 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 12782

Re: light wind kite quest 2016

Please think VERY seriously before buying an Epic Infinity as your light wind kite. The whole design philosophy underlying these kites is flawed - they should not even be called "light wind kites." For details of their problematic history, check-out http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23783...
by Pump me up
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advantages & Superiority of Ram Airs
Replies: 53
Views: 5796

Advantages & Superiority of Ram Airs

Ok, Ok, Ram Airs DO have advantages: 1) An appreciation for spaghetti. 2) Tuning the mixer improves crochet, knitting, and Cat's Cradle. 3) You can jump out of hot air balloons: https://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2305306 4) You can tow your kite behind your car: http://www.kiteforum.com/v...
by Pump me up
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Barack Obama vs Richard Branson
Replies: 30
Views: 4579

Re: Barack Obama vs Richard Branson

Implicit in all of this is the superiority of inflatables: Obama is learning with an inflatable and Trump prefers the pump.
:pump:
by Pump me up
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most influential kiters today
Replies: 37
Views: 3228

Re: Most influential kiters today

“Influence” is relative. Today only small incremental improvements in riding and design occur, so people dominating today are unlikely to make the lasting impacts made by the pioneering riders and designers. Here’s my list of “influential riders alive today." Some have lost the plot a bit recently, ...
by Pump me up
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4714

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2017

I predict not to buy one I predict that none in my area will buy one I predict that one in my area will sell his http://www.freshminds.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/social-media-prediction.jpg Indeed. A familiar pattern. Ram air kites are declining in popularity worldwide for freestyle, waveriding...

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