Helium 3

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jakoblondal
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Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 pm

huili88 wrote:More video footage of kite in sky and water please. How is relaunch in super light wind? The one thing I love about the H2 was how great it relaunched in very light winds.

Relaunch is quite easy, I have the 16m and have no problem at all relaunching it in 10knots, I had the H2 before and the H3 is much easyer to relaunch. I will look trough my footage to find some clips of it, if I dont have any. I will make some next time I go out.
Alysum
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Mon May 28, 2018 3:05 am

I'm leaning towards the 12m.

Felix, how does the 12m turn compared to E3 11m please ? Is it more responsive ?
E5 7m, E3 9m, H3 12m & Reo 9m
felix
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Mon May 28, 2018 5:55 am

Yes. Faster and also tighter turning arc than the 11m Element5.
Regards
Felix.
jakoblondal
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Wed May 30, 2018 8:04 pm

Someone asked for a video showing the relaunch of the Helium3.
I have the 16m and only surfing TT, this video is in 10kn full depower bar but power setting on kite. Hopes it shows what you where asking for. If not, let me know. ;)

https://youtu.be/ueTEEkNjWYw
topmick
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:27 pm

Is it true the H3 has no bumpers, just read a review that mentions this...only interested as I have to self launch / land often.
felix
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:38 pm

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MAC
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Location: Long Beach Island NJ

Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:40 pm

For all you Helium 3 riders, I'm thinking about switching out my Nitro N5-16 for a Helium 3 16, I still ride N6 10M & 12M which I really enjoy, looking to replace the the low end wind 10-15mph on TT-SB and Skim, I do like the old school big air qualities of the Nitro. Do you think I will he happy with the H3 I'm aware its not as good in the big air category, is it better than the H2 15.5 Its a difficult decision for my. Kinda of lame but I just don't want to regret my purchase.
Thanks.
MAC
jakoblondal
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:34 am

MAC wrote:For all you Helium 3 riders, I'm thinking about switching out my Nitro N5-16 for a Helium 3 16, I still ride N6 10M & 12M which I really enjoy, looking to replace the the low end wind 10-15mph on TT-SB and Skim, I do like the old school big air qualities of the Nitro. Do you think I will he happy with the H3 I'm aware its not as good in the big air category, is it better than the H2 15.5 Its a difficult decision for my. Kinda of lame but I just don't want to regret my purchase.
Thanks.
MAC
hey MAC.

No doubt, I would go for the H3 anytime for my light wind weapon after switching from the H2, I am very happy about the H3. I had the 15.5 and now the 16m.
I love the feel it has using the large C4X bar with 23m lines (some time 20m).

Regarding the big air category.. When I am on the H3 and in 10-13kn I get around 6m jumps with lot of hangtime to do stuff. If you have medium/good skills it should be no problem to use it for old school tricks. It is very steady in the air while jumping and gives you direct feel when coming in for a landing for a big kite.

I have postet a video earlier in the thread from a light wind session. I normally use the H3 16m from 10kn to around 15kn (no tidal assistance) on my 140x43 Youri Zoon TT and I am a heavy rider with wet gear weighing around 100kg.

I dont know your stats and therefor cannot comment on that, 10mph is around 8.5 knots, I havent been that low, sorry. :)

Hope it helps.

Regards
Jakob
MAC
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks Jakob,
I'm 175lbs I can kite with the Nitro 5 16m in 10mph -20 mph wind on a TT and Skim no problem, only problem is with the lulls below 10 the kite tends drop out of the air. Was thinking I might get some better light wind sessions on the Helium. Do you fly Nitros?

MAC
jakoblondal
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:09 am

Hey MAC.

Sorry for the late reply, I started on the nitros but only in 9 - 12m. Haven't had them bigger. I really prefer the Helium as my light wind anytime and that's why I got the H2 early. I'm 220 and haven't seen the 16m Helium3 or 2 drop out below 10kn..

I can ride very well in 10-13kn, even get 5-6m of air with it.

The helium3 is like the king of light wind.. IMO.
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