I am going to try to convince some bigger companies, preferably kite board manufacturers, to bring this to market. No idea, however, how long this is going to take, but certainly a while.Hawaiis wrote:Very good idea, I am interested if you start production.
As the sitting position is between kite-lifted bow and the relatively small planning area at the stern, the rides on the prototype were very smooth, and probably will even be so in much higher speeds, than I have experienced so far (up to 13knts in open sea).ronnie wrote:I'm all for new ideas - if they work better in some way than old ideas.
This looks OK at slow speeds, but this guy found that he needed suspension for travelling at speed over water.
http://www.handikite.fr/resources/_wsb_ ... G_1854.jpg
Water gets effectively 'harder' the faster you go.
This is definitely a valid concern.Starsky wrote:any safety concerns?
wouldn't want to bury the nose in a big swell and take a header into that blade
could be interesting to see a few of those crash as speed rounding a downwind mark!
If no one's using raceboards it might be because it's a whole new discipline in the same way using a surfboard is. They're not more difficult, they require new and different skills than TT. You have to take time to learn it. Not only that you have to pay for the damn board... more gear... more decisions on what to use and when, more stuff to carry aroundkibokit wrote: Main reason for this, I suppose, is a steep learning curve and it being physically and mentally exhausting, at least for beginners.
In the following video I am presenting a prototype of a kite scooter with a heel free rigging system, which could be operated almost instantly and effortlessly by any kiter.
Any feedback, praise, concerns, suggestions, questions, etc. welcome
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