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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:38 pm

The Real video really makes me dislike all that spaghetti hanging out the trailing edge of the kite...their Z bridling looks like a drag monster.

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby kitehawaii » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:29 pm

I have the 9m and 12m Elite kite (the same kites Julien used for the video here on Maui). I love the kites and I wasn't sure I would. It's my first Foil kite in over 14 years. (F-One monster almost took me out back in the day) These kites are easy to use and forgiving as a new foil kite rider. It's very predictable and motors upwind and is a light wind machine with excellent range.

Yes I sell the kites here on Maui. It doesn't change the fact that over a year and half went into the development of the kite and everything was evaluated in the design.

This is the first generation and impressively made by the same same factory that makes LEI kites. This fact alone that the factory has partnered with the the manufacturer to go through the learning curve means that in the future the price and performance will be moving to the customers advantage. As far as performance now. I don't want to change my bridles after 60 hours. So I'll sacrifice that performance edge and work on my foiling skills and wings to beat other guys around a race coarse if it come to that. And if I don't beat who I want to I'm not going to blame the equipment. It'll probably be because I blew a maneuver.

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby qba-epp11 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:22 am

What bar length is recommended for Elite 15?
50 cm will be ok?

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:55 pm

Any bar length should work, the biggest variable with foil kites is line length and the placement of your front line Y...kites designed for a low Y need a bar designed that way or they'll be the wrong shape in the air.

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby windrider1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:54 am

50 cm for a 15m foil kite I don't think so try at least 58cm.

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby qba-epp11 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:34 pm

Anyone have bridle check sheet for Elite 15 ?

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby Horst Sergio » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:16 am

Ozone and Flysurfer have their bridle plans on the homepage, but also haven't found them at LF. Have you asked your shop or LF directly?

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby kitexpert » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:02 pm

qba-epp11 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Anyone have bridle check sheet for Elite 15 ?
What's wrong with your kite?

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby qba-epp11 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:06 pm

I had a little accident (tree crasch), and I need to check bridle triming. I send message to LF, but not answer :(

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Re: Liquid Force Elite foil

Postby kitexpert » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:40 pm

If you broke some lines you can take measurements from the other side of the kite.

Because Elite is a high AR kite it is quite sensitive to bridle/speed system tolerances, but it shouldn't be too difficult to get it right.

Elite has a huge amount of bridle line and if I remember correct it was meant to keep it stationary better than in race kites usually. But if it goes out of tune due to line shrinkage it can be very laborous to get it fixed.


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