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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:28 am 
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fdvj wrote:
zvika wrote:
one of mine but wouldn't loop at this height.
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No way this is a boost. That's a tow up.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:43 am 
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Fd: did you just make pictures or is this shot from a video?
If video, show em its not a tow up ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:47 am 
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Ok http://vimeo.com/55154861 Boost is after 4.00


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:41 am 
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Sorry if I, literally spoken, bring the hype down a bit. A few meters at least.
The super wide angle of a Gopro make distances appear much longer than reality as you probably know. Inlcuding hight. Especially at the wider setting. As an example: For a jump to be kite high you should see the other kiters kite parallel to an appr. 25m high point in the horizon. (Assuming his kite is 25m from ground at 12). It's a bit easier to see on the second picture since "Mick" has his kite to the side in the picture. If he takes it to 12 it will be very high above a 25m level in the horizon. Much more diffiicult to see in Rubens picture since the other rider has his kite pointing away from the camera. If he took it to 12 (and closer to the camera) it would probably be high above the house roofs on the picture.
Still, the jumps are really high from my perspective :wink: but not as huge as they appear in the pictures :o


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:57 am 
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Mick is well known for mowing the lawn with his kite at 45' or higher, his kite is about level with the horizon, so a guess at 12-14m based on that. The shingle bank is 20ft high, the houses on top are 2 story so around 30ft high so a guess at 50 ft based on that. I am not claiming it any way as i crashed the landing :D
On a side note I have been thinking of running a boosting comp where you use long lensed cameras fed to a screen that has been marked to more accurately judge boost height.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:42 am 
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fdvj wrote:
Ok http://vimeo.com/55154861 Boost is after 4.00

i like video. And nice jump ;) :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:16 am 
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One I took at kitejunkies in Egypt


We had a jump off i think he beat me!!!

My best one

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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:48 am 
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fdvj wrote:
Mick is well known for mowing the lawn with his kite at 45' or higher, his kite is about level with the horizon, so a guess at 12-14m based on that. The shingle bank is 20ft high, the houses on top are 2 story so around 30ft high so a guess at 50 ft based on that. I am not claiming it any way as i crashed the landing :D
On a side note I have been thinking of running a boosting comp where you use long lensed cameras fed to a screen that has been marked to more accurately judge boost height.


Imagine a kiter standing still with the kite at 12 at the sea horizon to the left. It is so far away that the kite would be seen at this level (the sea horizon) if it wasn't so far away.
Drawing a horizontal line at this hight shows where another kite standing still at 12, anywhere on the water in the picture, has to be seen in order to jump as high as that kite. Draw a line from "Mick" vertically up to the imaginary line described. Since his kite is fairly right to the side, make an equally long line from Mick towards his kite. Now you can get a good understanding of how high you jumped. Looks roughly like almost half "kite hight" but of course "Mick the lawn mower" may also have very long lines, so it can still be a very, very high jump.
(Even if Mick has short lines I consider the jump in the picture to be very high!)


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:12 pm 
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2extremes wrote:
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One I took at kitejunkies in Egypt


We had a jump off i think he beat me!!!

My best one

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Is that Karl?


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 Post subject: Re: Do you think you jump high?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Im not even in the same sport LOL

20 knots, 10m kite

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