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Big Air

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:07 pm
by Toby
Aaron Hadlow, teamrider from Flexifoil, is ripping it hard at Colona Watersports, Hurghada, Egypt with his Storm2 kites!!


Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:08 pm
by Toby
that is about 15m high!
approx. 45 feet.

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:30 pm
by Djizasse
I think i'm going to be embarassed in Hurghada this September...
My jumps are so tiny :cry:

I guess i feel safer, flying low like a crocodile :wink:

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:27 pm
by bubba
how are people measuring jumps?

it looks to me, in this pic at least, that the distance from the water to the rider is close to the distance from the rider to the kite.
Wouldn't that put the height of the rider closer to 70ft?

just wondering

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:56 pm
by Kolahi
yea bubba's right, but also you must take into account that the distance you are measuring from the kite to the rider is not perfectly vertical - so its a little shorter, besides those look like very short lines from this distance, but i dont think any rider who wants high jumps would go with anything under 27m. I think hes higher than 45feet though, maybe pro riders should start wearing GPS units =(.

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:06 pm
by bubba
where did you find the pic?
was there any mention of the size of kite? or wind conditions?

40 ft seems to be some sort of limit (in judging height),

would also be interesting to know what sort of hangtime the rider got?

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:36 pm
by Toby
I found iut on the daily weather report and pic on

Aaron uses 15m lines on a Storm2 8.0
So no wonder he looks like he is as high as a kiteline lenght.
15m should be correct, it's damn high....


Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:57 am
by Zol Tan
I think a interm. kiter can jump up to 5-8m easily, because of the new kites power. Easy to measure it if there is a windsurfer around. Jump up and look down if you can see the top of the sail its about 5 m high. Also the waves helps a lot.

I always feel my jumps are over 10 m high and I go out and asked my friends how big was it and the answer around 5. But dosent matter in the pub at night it goes up to 10 m again.

BUT 15 m in choopy condition ????!!!!.


Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:06 am
by EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY
Thats bloody scarey as hell - Brown wetsuit !!!!!


Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:06 am
by Toby
Zol: good one about the pub! :thumb:

Aaron jumps behind the sandbar.
The wind comes over it and just behind it it's very flat.
Great spot for jumping! 15m is very likely when powered up and a good techique. And be sure Aaron has a good technique.... :wink: