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Why none of the top 50 use Ram Airs?

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Postby KiteGlider » Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:45 pm

Cats and dogs,
Apples and oranges,

Whatever you choose,
you wont loose.

Learn from one,
go to the other.

That's about it,
WTF brother?

KG
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Postby Phil » Sun Jan 26, 2003 3:14 pm

Jut my contribution to the longest thread ever.
(don't know if it's true, I'm too lazy to check the history)

Have Fun and Ride Safe
Phil

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Postby Phil » Sun Jan 26, 2003 3:43 pm

Eventualy check the history....
This thread is the longest ever.

1st: Why none of the top 50 use Ram Airs? with 221 posts (now 222, héhé...)

2nd: Greek Kitesurfing . . with 136 posts (see page :cool:

3rd: Where/what does everyone here ride? with 100 posts (see page 26)

Today there is no wind and it's raining, we all get crazy isn't it?

Have Fun and Ride Safe
Phil

fokiten

Postby fokiten » Sun Jan 26, 2003 8:55 pm

Last word contest
Who can sum up this stupid thread the best
MY entry is

Scoreboard is; a positive contribution

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Postby Guest » Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:05 pm

Ride what you want as long as you have fun! That is the only thing that matters! Get out there and do it on your foil or on your LEI, or on both, as long as it works for you it's good.

No reason to bash and be ugly to others on the subject. Everyone have different preferences and that's a good thing.

I have spoken.

Anon Dude No. 53

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Postby Pump me up » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:02 pm

It's not a case of cats and dogs or apples and oranges.

Ram airs and inflats are both kites, both performing with the expectation of certain flight characteristics:
-Jumping
-Hangtime
-Stability
-Control
-Turning speed
-Stability in rotors and gusts
As well as:
-Ease of setup and packup
-Ease of relaunching
-Ease of maintenance

On ALL of these criteria, inflatables are superior.

It's not a matter of comparing apples to oranges: It's comparing apples (inflats) to lemons (rams).

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Postby Guest » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:19 pm

[quote]
the ram air might have been responsible for his facial fractures.
[/quot]
What about the safety issues, you mentioned Chris Calthorp's accident for example?

fokiten

Postby fokiten » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:42 pm

I would like to take this oppurtunity to appolgize to the forum for starting this crap fest up again, by posting my last word challenge post.

I regret it and I am truley sorry!!
these dick-heads never get tierd !!
sorry you guys !!
fokiten

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Postby Guest » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:45 pm

the ram air might have been responsible for his facial fractures.

What about the safety issues, you mentioned Chris Calthorp's accident for example?

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Postby sq225917 » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:46 pm

chris's injuries were caused by him wiping out and face planting his split tail board at 40mph he had already released the kite totally


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