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by Pump me up
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydrofoiling, wave and freestylle - which kite to suit it all?
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Hydrofoiling, wave and freestylle - which kite to suit it all?

plummet wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 8:29 am
If you want to do all those things with one kite type chuck the speeds in the bin. They are useless for waves.
+1 :thumb:

Pumpy :pump:
by Pump me up
Tue May 23, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for buying 1st Foil Kite
Replies: 27
Views: 3614

Re: Advice for buying 1st Foil Kite

Me want details! Pump me up! :thumb: Thanks for asking Matteo. Since the principal reason for wanting to buy an inferior RAM AIR (FOIL) kite seems to be light winds, I'll focus on that first: LIGHT WINDS Ram airs are inferior light wind kites for the following reasons: a) Excessive drag (bridles, l...
by Pump me up
Mon May 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for buying 1st Foil Kite
Replies: 27
Views: 3614

Re: Advice for buying 1st Foil Kite

Hi all, Im thinking of buying a foil kite, but have no clue where to start. Was hoping some of you could educate me a bit. PLEASE don't buy a foil (ram air) kite. They are aerodynamically inferior to inflatables and have REAL problems in light winds. Lemme know if you'd like details. :thumb: Pumpy ...
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: 2786

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: 2786

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: 2786

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: 3274

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: 5954

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: 13117

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: 5954

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...

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