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Re: Psycho's

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  • Peter Frank <pf@4u.net>
    PS: Don t compare Seasmicks with Psycho s. Seasmicks has quite low power - Psycho s has incredible, awesome power !!! ... has ... will ... flown
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 6, 2003
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      PS: Don't compare Seasmicks with Psycho's.

      Seasmicks has quite low power - Psycho's has incredible, awesome
      power !!!

      :-) Peter

      --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Frank <pf@4...>" <pf@4...>
      wrote:
      > Even with indefinite depower, you still wish to change to a smaller
      > kite, when the wind picks up - because smaller foils turn faster,
      has
      > less drag, and relaunches better.
      > So even though you can use one size in a huge wind range - many
      will
      > change size to be PERFECTLY powered !
      >
      > There are kites with even more depower than the Psycho's: The
      > Seasmick f.ex (not used anymore I think) !
      > Here you can almost fully speak about indefinite depower, as it can
      > be angled with zero AOA.
      >
      > But still - no kite has indefinite depower, as the drag from the
      > profile always will set limitations, so you has to change to a
      > smaller kite in real heavy winds.
      >
      > This is why they have different sizes.
      >
      > Huge depower is a good safety option, and allows you to handle
      > changing conditions too.
      >
      > :-) Peter
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, dlent@n... wrote:
      > > Okay, being a foil to inflatible guy, I'll bite. Has anybody
      flown
      > one of these? Their
      > > web page claims the large one has no upper range and that they
      > doesn't publish
      > > ranges because they don't truly estimate their awesome depower.
      > That sounds
      > > great but I'm wondering if this is so why do they have more than
      > one size? If the
      > > biggest has no upper range why get the next size etc....
      > > D
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