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Re: [ksurfschool] [Fwd: [cankitesurf] The biggest Ram Air wing on market.]

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  • Hung Vu
    Sounds like an interesting project! A 20+ m2 foil, now that s would be THE kite for 200+ lb person in ultra lightwind! P.S., holding an 8 bar sounds too much
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2001
      Sounds like an interesting project!

      A 20+ m2 foil, now that's would be THE kite for 200+ lb person in ultra
      lightwind!

      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 ...

      Hung.

      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 foildesign@yahoogroups.com 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.....
      >
      > -Dave
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
      > To: <ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 9:22 PM
      > Subject: [ksurfschool] [Fwd: [cankitesurf] The biggest Ram Air wing on
      > market.]
      >
      > > 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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      > >
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