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Re: Kite Simulator - real progress possible?

Postby alamos_kiter » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:14 am

Toby wrote:but for learning how to steer a kite it could help...specially when no wind...or doing winter ;-)
Oh yeah I'm looking forward to see the next generation kiters arriving at the beach with sound simulator knowledge, having never flown a real kite in their life. Aren't there enough kooks already. Jeezus Christ.

This has nothing to do with Westozzy's trainer btw, which is a cool idea.

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Re: Kite Simulator - real progress possible?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:39 am

Feel ya pain man.

Look kite companies have invested a most of their marketing money (including riders) to market the pKRA spider monkey style to try and attract to next gen of kiters, I get this. But I'm not sure the demographic taking up the sport matches their plan. Ultimately we pay for this luxury. The cash cow are kites, R and D and marketing that are targeted at the average dude (like most of us) that just wants to go out cruise and jump and wave ride, and probably 30 to 35 plus.

I see this as another attempt to try and make it cool for the next gen.

All the above is pure speculation have no facts to back it up.

But watch this space as I see a whole wave of FS boost type kites coming on the market.

And let the electronic sim try and make it cool...

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Re: Kite Simulator - real progress possible?

Postby dblass » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:16 pm

Westozzy wrote:The back line pig Tails are then attached to some kite line that goes through a pulley attached to the roof, across to the other side, which then goes through another pulley and back down to the other pigtail. It is set at an angle that roughly mirrors where the kite will be during a vertical jump for a board off.
I wonder if, instead of attaching the back lines to each other though pulleys, maybe attaching the back lines to springs, like the ones used in Pilates equipment, would give you a more realistic force feedback?

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Re: Kite Simulator - real progress possible?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:24 pm

Damn that old slingshot vid sim looks so much fun. Imagine that with some mates and a few beers! I wonder how you could have some back lines engineered in to rise with the front line (rope). ??

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Re: Kite Simulator - real progress possible?

Postby KiteboardingTampaBay » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:51 pm

I dunno, but I want to build one. I had a teaching bar mounted in my van for kite control demonstrations and attached the back lines with small some bungie cords to simulate steering & sheeting line tension. It worked pretty well so I will try to incorporate something like that.
Time to go outside and stare at the trees for a bit. :o

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Re: Kite Simulator - real progress possible?

Postby Westozzy » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:14 am

Ha ha ha was outside last night doing the same thing....


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