NicoFr wrote:Morning, "Pump me up".
According to my experience in light wind (instructor) I don't think you realize how hard it is to kite in almost no wind on an standup paddle board.
If you pay attention you can see the Infinity is just seating their while the SUP board is barely moving, until Dimitri fell in the water. shit happen to the best guys... Hahaa
That video appears to have been modified. Check frame 3.08 and then 3.09 and you'll see an anomaly there... doesn't appear to be camera shake.... I think they cut out a couple more taks ?Pump me up wrote:
A. Did he fall in to leeward or windward of SUP?NicoFr wrote:while the SUP board is barely moving, until Dimitri fell in the water. shit happen to the best guys... Hahaa
Ok, we all agree that race boards go in pretty light winds.frankm1960 wrote:
Really nothing to see here except that race boards can go in some pretty light winds... and go pretty quick too
To me what is clear is two kiters, V3 and sup, 18m and wide race board. Both started well, one makes it back the other doesn't.Pump me up wrote: This current video shows, quite clearly, that the Epic Infinity cannot fly in 7/8 knots, let alone "perform" (on a SUP - or whatever), in "2-4 knots".
Agree Mr UKSurf. Momi's competence as a designer is NOT the issue. The issue is the BS marketing approach by Epic.UKSurf wrote:I dont think anyone on this thread would question your ability as a designer Momi. In my opinion you are one of the most talented kite designers in the industry. But at the end of the day every kite design these days is about tradeoffs, if it is better at one thing it is worse at something else. From what I have seen the Infinity and the Fat Lady are great light wind freestyle kites, but they are not going to compete with the high aspect / large surface area kites in ultra light winds. I think this is more about the marketing than the designMOMI wrote:If the infinite good or bad depends on me, the designer of the infinite. Whether you like it or not, this is my problem. This is not a problem of Dimitri, to Dimitri was among those who love the endless and those who do not like the infinite or Dimitri, it's their problem. I try all the time to design kites for people not professionals only. Kites to enjoy and feel safe, your opinion is very important, the opinions of disgruntled for one reason or another does not matter at all.
Epic Kites in the market today and will set the tone for the future.
All publicity is good publicity, and time will tell...
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