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 Post subject: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:46 am 
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Hey, I've always wondered if you it would work to pump a kite with helium, since the kite would get in the air more easily. Would you be able to kite in lower winds? What would happen in higher winds? Etc.

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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:05 am 
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This was discussed a few weeks ago. Diving the kite from 12 to 3 or 9 is not that possible when He inflated.


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:46 am 
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Friend tried it and almost went up with the kite when he pumped his 30 meter aero kite, gave him quite a scare.


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:35 am 
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Seriously don't do it, there is too much lift.. This guy tried and look what happened..



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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:41 pm 
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The problem is that you need to be very careful about always having weight on your kite when it's on the beach. I lost a really good 15 meter Naish that way. Just floated away. Bar and lines too! Also hard to self land.


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Hydrogen gas works way better


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Hopefully no static around !

You people obviously don't have wind at the moment :)


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:11 am 
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We tried it and lost a good kiter.. here's the last we saw of him..

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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:51 am 
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Your kiteloops will look silly, instead of powerful :o

Because you dont get the "power" landing that is rewarded with so many points (in comps) and looks awesome :wink:

Instead, the kite will lift too much UP, thus you dont get much downward speed - and will get a "silky smooth" landing (far downwind) yes, but this is for girls, right ?

So not good with helium, and the hardcore definitely dont use it, thats for sure :(

Also be careful in onshore winds, as you'll land on the beach quite often when not used to the lift...

:cleanear: Peter


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
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We tried it and lost a good kiter.. here's the last we saw of him..

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:lol: :lol: fantastic!!!


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