Matteo V wrote: ↑Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:09 pmI am having trouble putting my previous explanation in a simple way, but for you, I will give it another go. And to head this one off at the pass, gravity is a constant, not a media, in both explanations.downunder wrote: ↑Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:36 am
OMG, as a Paraglider pilot for years, flying paragliders is NOT "solely reliant on engine, gravitational speed, or thermals to move and position the aircraft."
downunder wrote: ↑Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:36 amHow do we define a para skiing? Is it a pilot or a skier? Is Ragnarok sailing or skiing/paragliding/boarding/? Is a foil kite a paraglider when launched from a hill? Would you need a piloting/sailing license?
Another key concept, which I did not mention before, is that a kiteboarder loses the capability to move in a preferred direction after the water's surface is disengaged in a jump.
Sorry for being so long winded, but you started this dumpster fire. I am just throwing my used motor oil on it, along with some empty paint cans, and a propane tank that I 'think' is empty.
And as always, thanks for your post.
I also occasionally breathe air.
Just had to quote you on this one. I really do not know where to go with it other than the explanations I have already given. So try to look at differences I examined in my previous posts between flying and kiting with regards to the number of medias that are interacted with. And specifically, can you fly if the ground wind speed goes to zero if you are already up in the air when flying? Can you still kite when the difference between the water and air speed goes to zero? Are you willing to give me an answer to those two questions?
Yes, I jump and loop my transitions all the time. It is not a way in which I get to the other side of the lake or back into the break. I sail there by engaging the water. That is the only way in which you can significantly change your location on the water or "move around".
I'll have to regretfully decline your offer to "prove my skills to you". I do have some respect for you as you give your time on this forum and put your thoughts out there for others to scrutinize. But I believe your combative nature may be somewhat a liability to my local kitesurfing locations. My local spots have seen 2 separate combative kiters almost ruin our access. Still, should you get a chance to kiteboard in the central US or the West coast, look me up and I will help you out as much as I can.
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