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Postby BigSmelly » Sun Oct 20, 2002 2:13 pm

Explain "pumping of the bar"...

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 20, 2002 2:43 pm

Quote from http://www.kite-surf.com: "You can increase the height of your jump by pumping the bar as you jump, i dont mean pull the power in, thats obvious, i mean pump the bar in and out as you go up. if you are still accelerating upwards this has a hell of an extra effect."

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Postby BigSmelly » Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:31 pm

You don't say! I will try it once I get the hang of jumping really high, and want to go higher, and higher, and higher....

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Postby www.kite-surf.com » Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:58 pm

Hi guys, I posted this to the kitesurf-Yahoo!Group.

Tips for first-time Flysurfer and/or Psycho users:

I will not comment on hangtime and height potential of this kite, because the conditions were unreal!
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Yesterday was my first try with a Psycho 12.5 in
super-shitty 8-28 knots conditions on a small lake.

Armin Harich from Flysurfer was there, so he told
me to what I should take attention (I'm flying X2s and Flysurfer Warriors) and made some comments while he saw me flying the kite:

1.) If you are a tube kiter and this is your first
time on a Flysurfer: be really carefull and fly
it in the lower windrange limit first to get used
to the kite.
It can generate explosive power and lift!
2.) Launching: if the wind is really strong don't
do a downwind launch. Launch more from the side
of the wind window (reason explosive power and lift)
3.) Always keep a bit bar pressure (the weight of your
arms on the bar).
4.) If the kite tends to overfly (or you think it could
overfly): pull on the bar a bit so that it drifts back.
5.) On land in the upper windrange: do NOT suddenly
pull the bar very much or you will get airborne!
6.) For tube kiters: If you are overpowered and you can't
edge enough to cruise upwind -> Pull the adjuster to depower
and you'll fly upwind.
7.) If you are used to the Flysurfer system and you used
to throw the bar away when you are in trouble to land the
kite. Be carefull! The tube that fixes the chicken loop
to the spreader hook (like the Wipika system) prevents this.
The little tube is removable btw if you don't like it.
8.) To Re-/launch the kite: pull the center line once and it
should go up.
9.) The kite flies best when you can lock the kite in the wind
window. It is not built for flying figure eights to generate
power in really underpowered conditions.

For all tube kiters that use the Psycho for the first time:
be carefull! It is a truelly a power machine! There is explosive lift in that kite!

Now, have fun with that kite in hopefully better conditions than I had.

Robin
http://www.kite-surf.com

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 20, 2002 5:27 pm

...they've clocked 13.2 sec hang-time with the psycho.
Anyone know how close is this to what the pros are doing on LEIs?


At red bull king of the air in Hawaii Oct.5
Hang time winners were
Jaime Herraiz (7.15 sec)
Julie Prochaska (6.5 sec)

It seems like it's way, way off.

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Sun Oct 20, 2002 5:51 pm

Yep, it's definately going to be interesting.
Anyone know what sort of wind was blowing for the Red bull? It'd be a bit unfair to compare the two if there were 15 knots more in Fuerte for the psycho

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Postby BigSmelly » Sun Oct 20, 2002 6:00 pm

I do not recall anyone competing with a Psycho.

Seeing is believing, I am sure that the video will be available soon.

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Postby www.kite-surf.com » Sun Oct 20, 2002 6:03 pm

Here is a link to a 1.1MB alltime-classic hangtime movie, that some of you might already know. It was a Warrior 16.5 with a lot of hang time (the spot was the same lake where I tested the Psycho last Friday):

http://www.epplesee.de/jojo.rm

Man, this vid makes me smile :smile:

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Postby www.kite-surf.com » Sun Oct 20, 2002 6:04 pm

@BigSmelly: Did you get that activation email thing? Your review is not activated, yet. I will do it manually if you want me to.

--Robin

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Postby BigSmelly » Sun Oct 20, 2002 6:10 pm

Robin - yes, I got it, but just deleted it imediately, as I thought it was a confirmation for recieving the review...
Please activate it manually. Thanks.
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