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foilonfoil
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Foil Kite Helio's

Postby foilonfoil » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:14 am

Check out this video... How do you do this?

https://vimeo.com/131064117

joriws
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Re: Foil Kite Helio's

Postby joriws » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:37 am

Easily, backstall one side of the kite. In the video it is 15m2 Sonic-FR.

Cannot tell which bar it is, 50cm or 60cm. Leader lines are on outer position. On 60cm bar + outer position might be enough it make "Helio". Or there might be additional leaderline loops under the floaters to shorten the steering lines. On 50cm bar most like there are addional loops because on standard bar&leader -trim you cannot do that without pulling leader lines from floaters.

foilholio
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Re: Foil Kite Helio's

Postby foilholio » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:50 am

Waiting to see one in a race :-) Good fun in light wind trying to do endless ones. As joriws said back stall one side. You can pull on a ball.

foilonfoil
Frequent Poster
Posts: 457
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:31 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA / Hood River, OR
Favorite Beaches: Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA / Benicia, CA / Sail Bay, San Diego, CA / Hermosa Beach, CA
Style: Kitefoil
Gear: Current: Flysurfer Sonic 2's, Core Section V1's, MikesLab Foil, Camet Boards. Previous: AlpineFoil Carbon 5.0, Spotz Tuna/Shark, Banga
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Foil Kite Helio's

Postby foilonfoil » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:16 pm

Got it. Pulled off a few yesterday... More practice and need to watch conditions as wing will bite hard when you stop the wing stall.


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