I have been experimenting a bit with sailing a mast-less catamaran with a kite. Flying a kite from a catamaran is a great training tool to get used to the kit without as much of the beat down beginners get when starting out. It is also a great way for almost anyone to have a big kite experience even if they never intend to kite board.JS wrote:, but rather to create a safer, albeit lower performance alternative that allows more than one person to ride together, with minimal training. In other words, a simple kite boat... which might also act as a stepping stone for those who wish to advance to kiteboarding.
I have experienced rarely, in very light winds, that the back lines got stuck between ring and front lines, but could resolve the issue by a single hitch on the bar. From 8knts onwards no difference in steering than without ring, I haven't tried anything else than the speed 3 though, so no idea about other kites (but the less bar pressure, the more likely to get problems).jrfiol wrote: Does the metal ring affect the steering of the kite?
frankm1960 wrote:kibokit wrote:So give me one good reason why that's a good idea and I'll shut up
I actually had yachts and dinghies in mind, when I first invented this rigging system, and build dinghy-based prototypes as wellJS wrote:. . . not to compete with inherently simpler, faster alternatives like race boards, but rather to create a safer, albeit lower performance alternative that allows more than one person to ride together, with minimal training. In other words, a simple kite boat... which might also act as a stepping stone for those who wish to advance to kiteboarding.
This design feature was absolutely not intended, but I had already recognized.HAMLINDP wrote:Has anyone else noticed, it looks like he's riding a big red penis ? Just sayin'.
This might be a big seller in San Fransisco, right?
Front foil indeed generates some down force as in the Sailrocket, dependent on the angle the kite is flown at (the higher the kite, the more down force)not annonymous wrote:Hi, is this like the sail rocket where the front foil is actually generating downward force counter to the kite?
Pretty freaking cool. Are you the same guy that started out with a kayak hull? I remember seeing that and thinking it needed a planing hull instead of displacement.
Is it possible to add a self-adjusting hydrofoil the the board to smooth out the ride and further reduce wetted surface?
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