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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby 14ToeSide » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:52 am

Guess we will see a Pump up PARAGLIDER?? Hmmmm. Lets see Pics???

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby 14ToeSide » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:02 am

It's so Flippin simple! Give me a Blow up that will pull my 245 Pies upwind in 9Mph and then we can say PMU is Correct! Until then quit spewin the BULLWASH! :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday:

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby sijandy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:04 am

The proof is seen in top level competitions like the Mens' PKRA Freestyle. No ram airs ever make it into the elite levels, ie the top 20.


That proves absolutely nothing other than who is the best at freestyle. Not saying your right or wrong, i don't know which is more aerodynamically superior (foils if i were a betting man) which is why i was interested in reading this but I am yet to read anything from any of your posts with any substance or credible information yet. Be interesting to hear from someone who actually knows what there talking about.

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby zob » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:24 am

14ToeSide wrote:Guess we will see a Pump up PARAGLIDER?? Hmmmm. Lets see Pics???


This idea is at least 20 years old.
Unlike kites, paragliders need to pass a series of tests, before they can start selling them.
However LEI paragliders get stuck at a point, when they intentionally colapse wing tips and see, if it returns to the initial shape on its own in a prescribed time.
Because they couldn't colapse the wing tips, they couldn't pass the test!

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby Tone » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:46 am

I think claiming that the Woman's slalom is a third tier comp is deeply disrespectful and sexist.

I understand that Elena Kalinia does very well in the course racing on a Russian foil when the wind is light. Currently she is 6th overall.

As for comments on course racing being being compared to ping pong, if it was SO easy, why did Karolina Winkowska (who would school most men at freestyle) not win the racing at Germany?

They are pretty much two different sports which require a whole set of different but equally specialised set of skills.

Try telling the top course racing men that they are doing a pussy sport and see how long you spend picking your teeth from your own shit.

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:44 am

Right on, Tone! :thumb:

Tone wrote:... on a Russian foil...

Got a buddy in the US who races on ice with skis (whatever they call that! :D ) and he says those foils are just incredible and wipe the floor with everything else, even FSers. But I've also read that they're even more finicky than the Speed's...

Right tool for the job.

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby Westozzy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:49 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Westozzy wrote:Ram lovers claiming success in OBSCURE events or course racing reminds me of the dorks at school who couldn't make the football team, so chose to become experts at ping pong.


Got to admit that is pretty funny....

You foil guys just keep feeding the pump me up beast...lol

Cos it's hilarious to see someone trying to fuck a knot in a tree.


Damn that's even more funny! :remybussi:

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby DrLightWind » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:50 am

DrLightWind wrote:
Pump me up wrote:Birds, wasps, stunt kites, and planes are rigid. ALL high performance aircraft (eg hang-gliders vs paragliders) have rigid structures. Rigid hang gliders out-perform soft paragliders on all measures. Interestingly, the trend in paragliders is towards increased rigidity, e.g. stiff mylar reinforcements, plastic stiffeners in the leading edges and carbon fibre rods sewn into the ribs. These stiffening innovations have resulted in paragliders that are so successful in competition that old-style soft gliders are no longer competitive. Similarly, kite manufacturers are always looking for ways to make kites more internally rigid, eg by joining the struts firmly to the leading edge, adding fifth lines, and mini-bridles.

Semi rigidity enables inflatables to withstand gusty conditions better than ram airs. Ram airs deform, fold, collapse, and twist in gusty conditions. For stability problems in ram airs stemming from lack of internal rigidity, see: http://www.foilzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopi ... sc&start=0

Pumpy ……………………… :pump:
Pumpy, than what about Srutless since no ribs,
like the way you mention above and the L.E. is not supporting enough rigidity yet isn't it :?:
Inquiring mind wants to know :idea: :jump:

DrLW
Pumpy isn't the Strutless you're mistaken with :?:

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Re: Foils Vs. Inflatables

Postby Westozzy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:53 am

Try telling the top course racing men that they are doing a pussy sport and see how long you spend picking your teeth from your own shit.[/quote]


Man fuck me they are all coming out now..... :rollgrin:

Gotta admit this if funny shit.

Can't wait to get on the cronix...ha ha ha


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