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Look at all those foil kites!

Postby plummet » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:18 pm



https://vimeo.com/101634556

pmu will be turning in his grave!

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby s1buell_wl » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:26 pm

plummet wrote:[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/101634556[/vimeo]
https://vimeo.com/101634556

pmu will be turning in his grave!


The one pro rider said "the new foils are 20% faster then the tubes that's why we're using them"

Lies all F'n lies Eh PMU

What this world coming too?

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:48 pm

Foil kites and LEIs have their own advantages and disadvantages.

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby Puetz » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:06 am

... saaaay whaaaaaaaaaat, a north foil??????? :o

northfoil.jpg

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:17 am

plummet wrote:pmu will be turning in his grave!


What if :pump: outlives us all and has the last laugh :lol:

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby Adrienm » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:34 am

Puetz wrote:... saaaay whaaaaaaaaaat, a north foil??????? :o

northfoil.jpg



There is a partnership between ELF and North, so that North can put their logo on Elf kites.

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby Carlos_C » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:44 am

Flysurfer must be kicking themselves.....all those years being virtually the only foil kite on the market and then now you only see elf and chronos' in the racing...

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby plummet » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:53 am

Carlos_C wrote:Flysurfer must be kicking themselves.....all those years being virtually the only foil kite on the market and then now you only see elf and chronos' in the racing...


Flysurfer make a great product. But their development time is waaaaaay to long. They have dropped the 8 ball and let others into their usually exclusive market segment.

On a side note. FS will still benefit as it will now be cool to fly a foil.

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby Adrienm » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:16 am

Flysurfer Speeds are not meant to be race kites, but easy all-round kites, with huge wind ranges, Riding the speed 4 18m in 16/18knts or the 12 in 25knts is pure pleasure; that would be another story with a chrono. You lose some speed and upwind ability, but that's the price to pay for more fun and comfort.

FS and chrono/elf higher ratios cannot compare. We may see an higher ratio FS in a year or two, since we spotted some prototypes in Europe, then we'll have something to compare.

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Re: Look at all those foil kites!

Postby Bille » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:31 pm

plummet wrote:...

Flysurfer make a great product. But their development time is waaaaaay to long. They have dropped the 8 ball and let others into their usually exclusive market segment.

...


Is Skywalk the parent co. of Flysurfer ?
If so then they got a PG that could have an easy MOD to turn it into a race kite ; it's
the , (Poison-3) and it has 69 cells with an AR of nearly 7. The small one is 22 M.

All it would need, is the ability to Float ; maybe also make it with a lighter material
and reduce the bridals cause it's Way too strong for a water kite.

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