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foilonfoil
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Re: Foil kites on shorter lines

Postby foilonfoil » Sat May 12, 2018 7:24 am

One point I did not mention above... In really light winds you can lengthen lines but your kite skills need to be sharp... Nothing worse than overflying the window with long lines - the kite will not fall back in the window fast enough to take up the long line slack.

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Re: Foil kites on shorter lines

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sat May 12, 2018 9:52 am

I agree but this depends on the kite design. HL (like medium ratio kite) should react nicely to this exercise In very light and long lines (limited overflies and good drift)
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Re: Foil kites on shorter lines

Postby downunder » Sat May 12, 2018 12:04 pm

Heh Duke,

Welcome to a new challenge:)

Btw, I just built my 2nd bar today for foiling. Super thin lines :) kidding :)

would love to see your HL tho.

But, strongly recommend using your sb a first few times. If it goes down, you will swim.

If it goes down, it will take water, and if not drained well b4 pulling out, you might rip the panels off. I think my had 100l of water taken in...

D.

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Re: Foil kites on shorter lines

Postby DukeSilver » Sun May 13, 2018 12:29 am

downunder wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Heh Duke,

Welcome to a new challenge:)

Btw, I just built my 2nd bar today for foiling. Super thin lines :) kidding :)

would love to see your HL tho.

But, strongly recommend using your sb a first few times. If it goes down, you will swim.

If it goes down, it will take water, and if not drained well b4 pulling out, you might rip the panels off. I think my had 100l of water taken in...

D.
Yes, that's a good point. I'll spend some time in shallow water flying it and practicing te-launch I think. The HL will re-launch a bit easier than the HA ratio foil kites you have though. That's part of the appeal.


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