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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby plummet » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:39 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:I rode one last year, their weight is one of the few considerable advantages I could see - their ability to support their own weight in very light winds - also pack down smaller- probably less risk of deathloops? - dunno...

I say never stop developing/r&d but after riding a flysurfer, no way way i would ride one for waves or freestyle. I still ride with my flexi blade sometimes - interesting and respect to it.. but what an absolute piece of 5hit that is compared to todays kites.


Yep. Do don't really get a death loop. As soon as they crumple up they loose all their power. I snapped a pulley bridle the other day. Amaisingly the kite still flew. Rode to the beach and landed it. easy peasy.

I ride a 15m speed 3 in the naki head high +waves in occasions. Granted you wont be down the lining like a wave kite. But man do you get some insane boostage and glide off the wave lips...Sometimes too much glide! gliding straight into the next oncoming pitching face! hehehe.

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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby Bille » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:58 am

plummet wrote:...

I ride a 15m speed 3 in the naki head high +waves in occasions. Granted you wont be down the lining like a wave kite. But man do you get some insane boostage and glide off the wave lips...Sometimes too much glide! gliding straight into the next oncoming pitching face! hehehe.


Can Ya choose your wave to ramp off, then boost & glide to a
clean face on the wave behind Ya , (then ride That one) like the pelican's do??

Off-Topic , but this is a Dumb Thread anyway :

I actually tried that with my RC glider called the Hobie-Hawk ; tossed it
into the face of a 4-ft wave from off the jetty and flew it 30 - 40 yards down the line
but the turn-around didn't go so well , and i lost the glider.

Next time i'd try it with my , (Parkzone-- RC Radian glider) , because it has an electric motor
if i needed to bail out. It flies Good for a Foamie !!

Bille

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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby ced1 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:36 pm

This kite even has instruction for Pumpmeup
:lol:
Wouldn't want you to think it was a Foil or anything like that being a Peter Lynn kite and all :thumb:
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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby bullet » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:37 pm

do flysurfer have a new foil out soon??

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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby s1buell_wl » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:40 pm

Yes looks cool

The material looks really nice. Maybe we will see this in the tube world too.

I'm looking at one for sure. A perfect world Ozone and FS lol

Nice 12m for 25-30kns lol

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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby Pedro Ferraz » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:26 pm

I can´t believe you still doing that!? Lol!! :rollgrin: Every year for like what? 10 or 12 year??

Let it go!

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Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?

Postby plummet » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:26 pm

Bille wrote:
plummet wrote:...

I ride a 15m speed 3 in the naki head high +waves in occasions. Granted you wont be down the lining like a wave kite. But man do you get some insane boostage and glide off the wave lips...Sometimes too much glide! gliding straight into the next oncoming pitching face! hehehe.


Can Ya choose your wave to ramp off, then boost & glide to a
clean face on the wave behind Ya , (then ride That one) like the pelican's do??

Bille


YES! But timing is very critical. Usually it requires a perfectly timed downloop. I don't pull it off that often. But when I do, I'm whooping and hollaing like a 16 year old school boy whose just found his old mans porn collection!

PS Its a lot easier to land the wave to wave downloop in high winds with a faster kite.


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