Re: [ksurfschool] [Fwd: [cankitesurf] The biggest Ram Air wing on market.]
- Sounds like an interesting project!
A 20+ m2 foil, now that's would be THE kite for 200+ lb person in ultra
P.S., holding an 8' bar sounds too much like holding a windsurfing boom;
try to use handles if you can; big foils prefer handles ...
Dave Raue wrote:
> The middle sections of the Mossie 7.5 and 9+ are the same so far as I know,
> same profile, chord,etc. I've joked about it in the past, but I'm still
> waiting for some enterprising lunatic to get a couple old 7.5's and graft
> the middle sections into a 9+. The result would be something like a Mossie
> 20+ with an absurdly high AR. The 9+ is already the highest AR foil I know
> of, 4.8 or something like that. The bridle would need to be worked out, but
> the boys on firstname.lastname@example.org are good at that stuff. The
> banana-effect would probably be an issue too, although the 9+ is amazingly
> banana free for such a large, high AR kite. Hmmm, would you need an 8' bar
> to fly the thing? Maybe this would be an interesting winter project. I
> think I'll take it up on foildesign.....
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
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> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 9:22 PM
> Subject: [ksurfschool] [Fwd: [cankitesurf] The biggest Ram Air wing on
> > Forget about the Concept Air 12.5, the C-Quad 12.5, the Air Blast 16.4,
> > the Naish 23.5 (they are somewhat similar in power), the Concept Air 16
> > m2 as announced by Michel on the Canadian Kitesurf group is simply the
> > most powerful kite in the world!
> > For the FIRST TIME in kitesurfing history, there is a kite that I dare
> > not use.
> > The largest kite I dare to use is one of the Concept Air 12.5 m2, C-Quad
> > 12.5, AirBlast 16.4 or Naish 23.5.
> > Since I am only 125 lb, the largest kite a 175 lb person ever dare to
> > use should be around 12.5 * 175/125 = 17.5 m2 Concept Air.
> > It looks like Concept Air is the first Kitesurfing manufacturer to
> > realize the light wind potential of kitesurfing.
> > I hope all the other vendors follow the foosteps of Concept Air such
> > that all of us can do magic in light wind (as I have been doing in the
> > last few years)!
> > Hung.
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