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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:43 pm 
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once again, i'm wondering ?

how mutch volume is there in a kite ?

let's say, hmm, a big kite, 60 strokes of pump, let's say, hmm, 4 liters per stroke, ok ?

so your kite is ( not counting on the compression factor that would lover the actual volume of the kite ! )

60x4 240 liters for a big kite, now, what air weight is that ?

it's 1.2 kg per cubic meter so, less then 300 g pull.

not considering that you wold have a weight for He conterbalancing it !

what the fuck would 300g change ?

NOTHING even if you double or triple the numbers, still BS

but here is a funny idea : get a flysurfer 21m, close the intakes and everything you can close ( find a way to get it fully gasstight ) and then, fill it with He gas ! THAT would be fun !!


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Ha haa - mattthieu, we all (those replying to the OP) know that it doesnt change a thing with helium, because of the not noticeable effect when you calculate :naughty:

But it was really funny that a whole PAGE could go on with awesome creative answers, and everybody was "In sync" on this 8)

First time I've seen a thread like that go on for a full page without anybody being "real", as it is often not possible on a worldwide web across the borders, to distinguish between sarcasm and irony and joking - but succeded very well here :thumb:

Great Stuff :rollgrin:

:D Peter


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:12 pm 
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well may be really nobody tried it before with consequent report for the public.

look at IKA gears list, how tight competition on weight of the kite! they use thinner bridles, less paint on kites, thin struts, no scuff guards, damn, even no bar floaters!
all for weight save.
and the couple of bar floaters are much less than 300gr!

of course for the every day use it is no profit. kiters acquire wake style bindings, stupid boardshorts and rasta hair extensions weighing more than two kg just for satisfy their vanity. so, yeah, don't bother...


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 Post subject: Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:56 am 
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bindings have nothing to do with vanity. Even someone who has never so much as wanted to try them knows just by looking at them they provide a quantum increase in hold. Its a monumental improvement for many.


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