Helium 3 7sqm frontstall?

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orion
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:44 pm

It's not a matter of windrange. It's a foilkite, so it should work in conditions like 15knots. I reattached the front lines closer to the tips today. Works nice. Only one frontstall today.

Just to make things clear: It's a nice kite. I wouldn't give it back if Felix offered me a refund.
Faxie
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:29 pm

Being marketed as a foilkite doesn't automatically make it a foilkite... It should have 1 strut to really make a difference for small sizes in light winds... weight to lift ratio is worse on smaller sizes, so that's where the difference can be made.
effisk
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:40 am

Faxie wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Being marketed as a foilkite doesn't automatically make it a foilkite... It should have 1 strut to really make a difference for small sizes in light winds... weight to lift ratio is worse on smaller sizes, so that's where the difference can be made.
I sail my Element6 9m in 10kn, and it has 5 struts. I can take my Helium3 12m in 8kn.

To me it just seem to be an issue with settings. I would maybe shorten the back lines, and make sure to always keep the kite sheeted in when it's sitting on the window's edge. That's valid for any kite in light wind.
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Jan:)
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 am

In light winds you somply cannot let go of the bar unless you have some sort of stopper.

At least I never tried a kite where this would work.
And I tried all the wave/foilkites from the major companies lately.

If you need both hands to handle the foil, you need to put the stock stopper back in or you use one hand to keep tension on the backlines.
Eugene
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:20 am

Here's a playlist on youtube from 2 guys who review kite stuff, they are big foilers themself also. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFxWFZN ... 1qVFWZGs0O It wouldn't harm to watch even if you already are a good kite foiler I think, maybe there is better theory stuff out there, but maybe hard to find what to look for in a kite, since it is pretty technical.

Which bars do you use btw for your foil kites ? Have you ever done this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZtVjf4 ... 0&index=13 ? This guy explains all very well: https://youtu.be/r22-NBIZVnk?t=205 He also says it: quote To ensure your kite flies correctly, it's critical that you keep your bar calibrated.
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