Helium 3

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cnski
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 pm

Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi everyone!! Just received a H3 12m and 9m for foiling. Bought them without demoing, but very excited. I weigh about 105 kg. Question: What is the recommended inflation pressure for these kites? Thank you.
felix
Posts: 539
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:50 am

Rule of thumb.
Pump until you find it hard to pump and when you flick the L.E with your fingers it makes a pinging sound.
between 8-9 PSI
cnski
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 pm

Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks for the reply Felix. 8-9 PSI it will be.
jyetley
Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:25 am
Location: Rochester Minnesota

Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:31 am

We need a 6m H3 to make a 3-kite foiling quiver. Any LEI larger than 10m is unnecessary. 10/8/6 would be perfect. 7m is too large. Considering switching to Ozone Enduro or Slingshot SST to maintain consistency.
Kites: Nitro6 8/10/12, E5 7/9, N5 7/9/12/16, N4 10/14, N3 8/10/14, N2 8/12, and E2 13/15m
Boards: Moses Flente 590, Crazyfly Raptor Pro137 and Spleene Hightech159
Rider: 70kg, Freeriding North America
Referral Code: 239085
y2kBug
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:22 pm

Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:54 pm

Thinking upgrading my Element 3 9m to Helium for surfing and foiling. What Helium size should I go with to match my E3 9m?
barrywind
Posts: 172
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:18 pm

Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:17 pm

Since the Helium 3 is essentially a rebranded Storm Voyager, I wonder if Sylvain Peretti, who I believe is the designer of these kites, would be willing to share some of his knowledge on the kite...[?]
My Referral code = Sorry, No Longer a Pimp for Switch :(
-Barry
felix
Posts: 539
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:36 pm

If you want to replace the 9m Element.
Go with a 9m Helium.
You will find the kite has slightly more top end than the Element.
It will have better drift and response.
Also way more stable in higher winds and stay in the sky on the lighter stuff.
My go to for foil and wave.
Regards
Felix.
Alysum
Posts: 128
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Location: Sydney/France

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am

Hey Felix, I thought the H3 10m was your go-to kite and that that size has the best range ?

Think I'll be keen on a 9 + 12m combo of H3 for SB & foil if that's not too much of a gap.
E5 7m, E3 9m, H3 12m & Reo 9m
jyetley
Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:25 am
Location: Rochester Minnesota

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 pm

I currently foil with an E5 9m and E5 7m. Often the 9m is too heavy to get out into the light stuff with other foilers, who are using 10m. And often the 7m is too large to foil in more than 25mph. Most people use 5m or 6m kites for 20-30mph conditions.

What kite quiver should I upgrade to? My kites are also used for kitesurfing on a 5'4" SB. I want greater range on both ends with my current E5 quiver, without creating a lack of overlap near the sweet spot. I'm not against going to a 3 kite quiver, but I do want to use the same type of kite design across the board to maintain all the kite's flying characteristics.

Thanks for your help.
Kites: Nitro6 8/10/12, E5 7/9, N5 7/9/12/16, N4 10/14, N3 8/10/14, N2 8/12, and E2 13/15m
Boards: Moses Flente 590, Crazyfly Raptor Pro137 and Spleene Hightech159
Rider: 70kg, Freeriding North America
Referral Code: 239085
effisk
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Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:16 am
Location: France
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 pm

jyetley wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 pm
I currently foil with an E5 9m and E5 7m. Often the 9m is too heavy to get out into the light stuff with other foilers, who are using 10m. And often the 7m is too large to foil in more than 25mph. Most people use 5m or 6m kites for 20-30mph conditions.

What kite quiver should I upgrade to?
I foil wih the E5 7m and E6 9m, and more rarely with the E5 5m. I can start in 10 knots with the E6 9m. When the wind picks up, I either switch for the surfboard, or for a smaller kite if there are no waves. I am getting the H3 12m for surfing in lightwind, because I'd rather surf than foil when there are waves, but I might give it a go at foiling to see if the Helium can take me below the 8-9 knots limit.

I personally don't mind kiting with different models, but if I had to select one, I'm not sure what I'd choose. I will let you know after I receive and test the Helium.
Helium3 12, Element6 9, Element5 7-5.
50% waveriding on a surfboard, 10% waveriding on a foilboard, 40% mucking around
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