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What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby pwnd550 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:46 am

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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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby Ozzie » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:05 am

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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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby kazama-fury » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:46 am

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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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby paulie » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:35 am

Seriously don't do it, there is too much lift.. This guy tried and look what happened..


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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby Beachboy » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:41 pm

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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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby Starsky » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:43 pm

Hydrogen gas works way better

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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby kinibay kiter » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:25 pm

Hopefully no static around !

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

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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby cglazier » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:11 am

We tried it and lost a good kiter.. here's the last we saw of him..

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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:51 am

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...

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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby tautologies » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:47 am

cglazier wrote: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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