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by Carlos_C
Tue May 26, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: seen this yet? Kitesurfer hits paraglider
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: seen this yet? Kitesurfer hits paraglider

The kiter has just jumped - his back is to the hill - the kite is pointing out tp sea and the paraglide descends too quickly ....I don't think the kiter even saw that the paraglider was so close....case of unlucky timing.
by Carlos_C
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chrono Launching Question
Replies: 82
Views: 9391

Re: Chrono Launching Question

With the older FS kites the safety was a back line brake, you dropped the kite to leash and it would land on it's trailing edge - made land kiting really easy - only problem would be if the wind really picked up and you stake would go flying
by Carlos_C
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chrono Launching Question
Replies: 82
Views: 9391

Re: Chrono Launching Question

you haven't flown a speed 1 then .....

I've been flying foils for 13 years - hardly ever hot launch - except in ultra low winds when the kite needs to be pumped into the air. - always do a side launch - you can control the amount of air going in - nice n' smooth
by Carlos_C
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: R1 - New Ozone Race Foil (Chrono Replacement?)
Replies: 18
Views: 7902

Re: R1 - New Ozone Race Foil (Chrono Replacement?)

As a long term foil user - board selection is really important - a fast board will help you get the most out of a foil kite
by Carlos_C
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite turning speed vital for boosting
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: Kite turning speed vital for boosting

I used to ride an Flysurfer Psycho 1 9.5. - It did not turn ....i.e looping it was almost impossible to do - but it was quick across the window - and you would just send it to 12 and pull the bar in and get very good height
by Carlos_C
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 6769

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2015

Water relaunch is their achilles heel - especially in surf... I fly psycho 3's(2006) and 2007 fuels. The Psychos have never been the easiest flysurfers to relaunch but they are so much better in waves than the fuels. If I ditch the fuel in waves - it's game over and more often than not the 5th line...
by Carlos_C
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flysurfer Race Kite
Replies: 64
Views: 12582

Re: Flysurfer Race Kite

I flew a 18mt Chrono back to back with a 15 mt Speed 3....the chrono was quick for it's size, hangtime was even better than the speed......but it was so easy to have problems with balling and bow tieing.........and this is from someone with 12 years FS flying (I started with mastairs and psycho 1's ...
by Carlos_C
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 1,400km solo downwinder in Western Australia, 80% complete.
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Re: 1,400km solo downwinder in Western Australia, 80% comple

That's impressive stuff......good on you mate!!
by Carlos_C
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram Airs crash in 2014
Replies: 84
Views: 10948

Re: Ram Airs crash in 2014

to "self-rescue" by grabbing the tips and "sailing" to shore

In all my 12 years of kiting I have never seen this happen....I have however done something similar to this with a foil with bridle failure, able to have one tip in the air and sail.
by Carlos_C
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils, foils and foils at race!!!
Replies: 66
Views: 9601

Re: Foils, foils and foils at race!!!

And your point is ???
They are race kites...high aspect - you don't see people racing on Fuels do you. Having flown both chrono and speeds - I'd rather have the flysurfer as a day to day light wind kite - just as I'm happy with my Fuel as a med to high wind kite

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