Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Big Air

forum for kitesurfers


User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 35822
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Big Air

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:07 pm

Aaron Hadlow, teamrider from Flexifoil, is ripping it hard at Colona Watersports, Hurghada, Egypt with his Storm2 kites!!

Image
Last edited by Toby on Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 35822
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:08 pm

that is about 15m high!
approx. 45 feet.

User avatar
Djizasse
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1302
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Nova Vaga - Portugal

Postby Djizasse » Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:30 pm

I think i'm going to be embarassed in Hurghada this September...
My jumps are so tiny :cry:

I guess i feel safer, flying low like a crocodile :wink:

bubba
Medium Poster
Posts: 110
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 1:00 am

Postby bubba » Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:27 pm

how are people measuring jumps?

it looks to me, in this pic at least, that the distance from the water to the rider is close to the distance from the rider to the kite.
Wouldn't that put the height of the rider closer to 70ft?

just wondering

Kolahi
Frequent Poster
Posts: 234
Joined: Sun May 18, 2003 5:43 am

Postby Kolahi » Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:56 pm

yea bubba's right, but also you must take into account that the distance you are measuring from the kite to the rider is not perfectly vertical - so its a little shorter, besides those look like very short lines from this distance, but i dont think any rider who wants high jumps would go with anything under 27m. I think hes higher than 45feet though, maybe pro riders should start wearing GPS units =(.

bubba
Medium Poster
Posts: 110
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 1:00 am

Postby bubba » Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:06 pm

Toby,
where did you find the pic?
was there any mention of the size of kite? or wind conditions?

40 ft seems to be some sort of limit (in judging height),

would also be interesting to know what sort of hangtime the rider got?

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 35822
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:36 pm

I found iut on the daily weather report and pic on http://www.colonawatersports.com

Aaron uses 15m lines on a Storm2 8.0
So no wonder he looks like he is as high as a kiteline lenght.
15m should be correct, it's damn high....

Greets
Toby

Zol Tan
Rare Poster
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon May 19, 2003 2:34 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Hungary

Postby Zol Tan » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:57 am

I think a interm. kiter can jump up to 5-8m easily, because of the new kites power. Easy to measure it if there is a windsurfer around. Jump up and look down if you can see the top of the sail its about 5 m high. Also the waves helps a lot.

I always feel my jumps are over 10 m high and I go out and asked my friends how big was it and the answer around 5. But dosent matter in the pub at night it goes up to 10 m again.

BUT 15 m in choopy condition ????!!!!.


Zol

EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2828
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am

Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:06 am

Thats bloody scarey as hell - Brown wetsuit !!!!!

Amazing.

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 35822
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:06 am

Zol: good one about the pub! :thumb:

Aaron jumps behind the sandbar.
The wind comes over it and just behind it it's very flat.
Great spot for jumping! 15m is very likely when powered up and a good techique. And be sure Aaron has a good technique.... :wink:

Greets
Toby


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alamos_kiter, Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], LasseM and 21 guests

cron