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by borist
Sat May 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3
Replies: 134
Views: 53599

Re: Helium 3

It depends upon how steady the wind is. Anything will fly in a steady 10 knot thermal sea breeze. If the wind is frontal or coming over a disturbed land mass then there are going to be lulls. Most kites will struggle if the lulls are less than 8 knots. I have been using a 13m Element V1 for light w...
by borist
Thu May 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3
Replies: 134
Views: 53599

Re: Helium 3

jakoblondal wrote:Getting out in 10-13 knots with a 16m you suspect the kite to fall out of the air ...
Ehmmm....you're joking ....right?
by borist
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7m for foilboard, Nitro or Element
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Re: 7m for foilboard, Nitro or Element

Both will work for sure, but I second Element for HF freeriding
by borist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is controller 4 in development?
Replies: 173
Views: 72706

Re: Is controller 4 in development?

I admit that the price is steeper than I expected. $350 was what I thought it would be and hoped for less. Still cheaper than most bars out there other than 50% off type of sale (when I buy my bars ;) ). Other than that it looks good, clean design. The rest is down to personal preference. I use larg...
by borist
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch Design Process
Replies: 17
Views: 7847

Re: Switch Design Process

I like this one:
http://youtu.be/EkXJGU-Hzmo
Buy new Cab for "improved" looks. Of course the marketing spiel was something else :lol:
by borist
Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 12 or 13m Helium in the works?
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Re: 12 or 13m Helium in the works?

Relaunch of one strut kite is generally no issue. If such kite has a problem with it, it would be an issue with bridle design rather than one strut specific. Strut keeps plenty of fabric out of water in light wind.
by borist
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any Single Strut kite news?
Replies: 54
Views: 21694

Re: Any Single Strut kite news?

Airush Ultra is yet another addition to one strut kites. Field is getting crowded. http://airush.com/2017/kites/ultra/
by borist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Single Strut kite news?
Replies: 54
Views: 21694

Re: Any Single Strut kite news?

Be careful not to try to please everyone with this kite design. That often leads to "jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none" type of product. Which than can sabotages sales of a similar model, like Element, instead of gaining new customers with more specific design.
by borist
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Single Strut kite news?
Replies: 54
Views: 21694

Re: Any Single Strut kite news?

Quick question. Our current thinking is to make 7, 9 &12sqm sizes. We plan to keep the 15.5 & 18sqm Helium models. The MonoStrut versions are strictly intended for hydrofoiling. Any thoughts on these sizes? Thanks! 12 & 9 are good choices for HF. I would go 6m next size down. With foil it is easy t...
by borist
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance vs durability
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: Performance vs durability

I think you have pretty much nailed it. Nitro feels heavy compared to some kites in HP freeride category (Boost, Edge, etc.) makes it a bit lethargic. I do believe it is mostly because of its weight, which relates to durability. Hopefully over time with advancement of materials it will shed more wei...