I was in Berlin this weekend buying a new board to go with my Flysurfer.de SpeedAir12 and soon to arrive Warrior9.3.
I chose the new Takoon Curver 164 which, I will happily submit a review of as soon as I get the chance.
What I would like to ask however, and get your opinion(s) on, is what the sales person at the store told me when asked about the FS kites.
In his opinion, foil kites do not have the same lifting capacity as LEIs. He went on to describe the aerodynamics of both types of kites, making hand gestures as to how the wind turbulance is created under both designs, etc... Basically saying, you can't jump high with a foil (BUT, can go long.)
So my question is how high is high...?
To those of you who own Flysurfer.de Warriors, or have seen them in action on the beach, I would love to hear about your highest, longest, loftiest jumps.
And for those of you who use LEIs, throw in your responses as well...
Let's see who as the most deserved bragging rights!
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: urbanr on 2002-05-19 15:24 ]</font>
it is correct, that tubes jumphigher than foils, at least what I saw and experienced so far. I remember one day last year, when I went out with my ARX 7.5 and Armin Harich from Flysurfer with his 9.3 Warrior Prototype. My highest jumps were about 5 m and his about 3-4 m.
But I never saw a foil jumping higher than me.
If the foils carries you longer in the air, I don't know, but after flying the X2 I don't think so.