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by JeromeD
Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Helium 3 size for light wind relaunch?
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Best Helium 3 size for light wind relaunch?

I own a 7m, 9m, 12m Helium 3's that I use for foilboarding The 9m has been my go to kite. However three times I've had the kite go down and not be able to relaunch (and not for lack of trying), having to do a self rescue. Note other kite brands were also having trouble relaunching at the time. The w...
by JeromeD
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 4?
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Helium 4?

I like to keep my previous version kites as backups for my current version kites. Presently an assortment of Elements are backups for my Helium 3's. Are there plans to come out with a Helium 4? I would rotate my old elements out with new Helium 4's.
by JeromeD
Thu May 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3 Kite Foiling Review
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Helium 3 Kite Foiling Review

[ Hi JeromeD, what about the low end of H3 12m compared to the strutless? How many knots would you say you lose? My 13.4m strutless allows me to start foiling from 8kts, so I'm curious to find out the equivalent H3 that will allow me the same low end. As with you, I hate relaunching the strutless a...
by JeromeD
Thu May 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3 Kite Foiling Review
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Helium 3 Kite Foiling Review

I now have 1 kite foiling session on 7m (15-25mph winds), 5 on the 9m (10-20 mph) and 2 on the 12m (10-15 mph) Helium v3’s, enough to form an opinion. The only real negative I have for these kites is they are not Hindenburg proof. Most causes of falling out of the sky were operator error, specifical...
by JeromeD
Fri May 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5m Element v4 vs v6 for foiling?
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: 5m Element v4 vs v6 for foiling?

You have a lot of kites! Yeah I'll probably be unloading my Elements once I've tried the Helium's in the surf. Though I'm somewhat concerned about the "lighter" construction of the Heliums compared to the Elements, particularly as I sometimes drop kites in the surf here in South Padre Island due to...
by JeromeD
Wed May 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5m Element v4 vs v6 for foiling?
Replies: 3
Views: 525

5m Element v4 vs v6 for foiling?

Felix- I've read that for foiling for sizes under 7m (current smallest size for Helium v3), that we should be using the Elements. I have a 5m Element v4 with three struts. I've read that the 5m and under v6 Elements are one strut. Should I be investing in a new v6 or will my v4 work fine. (I've ridd...
by JeromeD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 11720

Re: Switch 2018

felix wrote:Heliums will start at 7m .
Thats all I can leak for now.
They will be 3 strut and super light focused on staying in the sky with great drift.
Kewl!! :-)
by JeromeD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 11720

Re: Switch 2018

With all due respect, if you're still "getting the crashes of death" foiling then you're still very much a beginner. I used to despair that I would never be able to handle power and the whiplash injuries were crippling. With more practice you learn that foiling is not much different to any other fo...
by JeromeD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 11720

Re: Switch 2018

felix wrote:We will have smaller Heliums available first 1/4 of 2018 that will tick that box.
Regards
Felix.
Felix-

I somehow missed this reply in the thread. Down to what size are you anticipating producing?

Thanks
by JeromeD
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 11720

Re: Switch 2018

I have also tried my 15.5 Helium when my 13m Element would not stay up for foiling. While it worked, I was nervous about being on that big a kite when everybody else was on 12’s and 9’s, fearing I would be major overpowered if the winds came up. So maybe a 12m Helium would be the solution? Now what ...