Helium 3

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Lance
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Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:51 pm

Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:17 pm

Looking good, I just got a foil this week so a H3 12m might be on the cards.

Looking at the coming soon page I like the way you compared it to the E6.
  • Helium 3 vs Element 6
  • If you like riding waves and foiling. Helium 3
  • If you like riding waves and riding twintip. Element 6
  • If you do any sort of light wind kiteboarding. Helium 3
  • If you are learning or are rough on your gear. Element 6
Does this mean that H3 will have less jumping/hangtime characteristics compared to H2 when riding twintip?
jakoblondal
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 am
Location: Denmark

Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:58 am

Marc kicking it on the Helium3 in just 8knt.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNzUkJHobs/
topmick
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Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Australia

Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:44 am

jakoblondal wrote:Marc kicking it on the Helium3 in just 8knt.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNzUkJHobs/
Sure, it might be 8 knots but it looks to me there may be some tidal assistance there also.
jakoblondal
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 am
Location: Denmark

Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:51 am

Sure. But keeping the kite going, loop, just ride in 8knots without falling out of the sky takes something...

People wanted to see. I delivered what I got. :D :D
Alysum
Posts: 127
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Location: Sydney/France

Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:55 pm

8 knots is a myth.... You need at least 10 even on a door with an 18m.
E5 7m, E3 9m, H3 12m & Reo 9m
jakoblondal
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 am
Location: Denmark

Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:49 pm

Naaah.. I can fly the 15.5 helium2 in 5 m/s (About 9.5kt) on a TT 140x43 Youri Zoon 2017 and still do stuff other then just going straight... That the lowest i can go doe... I weigh a bit more then Marc. So dont think its a myth. :cry:
topmick
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Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Australia

Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:59 pm

jakoblondal wrote:Sure. But keeping the kite going, loop, just ride in 8knots without falling out of the sky takes something...

People wanted to see. I delivered what I got. :D :D
I don't think you understand what tidal assistance means ?
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huili88
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:22 am

Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:41 pm

Topmick, jackoblondal is just reporting what he has, if you look at the Instagram post switch says 8kts. By the looks of the location (channel leading to open water)I wouldn’t doubt there is a little tide help. Having said that it would be awesome if switch made a 8kt kite.
Faxie
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Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:38 pm

Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:44 pm

I've ridden my HeliumV1 in 8 knots (verified by a meter nearby) and 28m lines on flat water and a Shinnster (160x48) with 85kg. but couldn't do anything else than keeping ground.
jakoblondal
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 am
Location: Denmark

Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:25 am

Maybe not the same as you Topmick.
So please tell me then, we dont use that term so much here. :D

To the video and what we else talk about. I cant see why you should not believe Switch when they post a video of a new kite? Why should they lie in the video about conditions? I dont get it.
I have footage of a session with the Helium2 in 5-6 m/s where you can do stuff, jump a bit (4-5M) backrolll toeside, frontroll ect. So imo I dont think 4 m/s is unreal with new designs comming out. ;)
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