*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:39 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Posts: 2362
Location: The Naki
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.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:58 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:37 pm
Posts: 1675
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


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:36 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:01 pm
Posts: 181
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:


Attachments:
1465961_564043136997379_1520521092_o.jpg
1465961_564043136997379_1520521092_o.jpg [ 188.84 KIB | Viewed 559 times ]
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:37 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:04 am
Posts: 96
Location: UK
do flysurfer have a new foil out soon??


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:40 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:18 am
Posts: 479
Location: Vitoria, Brasil
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


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:26 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:40 pm
Posts: 181
Location: Sao Paulo - Brasil
I can´t believe you still doing that!? Lol!! :rollgrin: Every year for like what? 10 or 12 year??

Let it go!


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Ram airs cRaSh in 2013 - the final death knell?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:26 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Posts: 2362
Location: The Naki
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.


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, Icikite, Kaito, pichislabri and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group