Power Kite Forum

22nd feb

carltb - 2-22-2016 at 02:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVfjvrjDc6c



B-Roc - 2-22-2016 at 05:43 PM

Like it :cool: What are your thoughts now on how the foil compares to the arc (lift, speed, stability, depow)?

abkayak - 2-22-2016 at 06:47 PM

Anyone else starting to get depressed watching Ctb threads?
Keep them coming I'm a glutton for punishment:thumbup::thumbup:

carltb - 2-23-2016 at 02:31 AM

Quote: Originally posted by B-Roc  
Like it :cool: What are your thoughts now on how the foil compares to the arc (lift, speed, stability, depow)?


I'm kind of loving my leopards atm. one of the main advantages of a foil is landing it!! with an arc you don't really need to land it mid session as auto zenith is cool but if needs be, landing the leopard and launching it straight away without any re rigging it so simple.
the leopard has loads of lift in every wind condition whereas the arc needs that bit more wind to give you the same lift. and its a slightly different technique to get the most out of it.
the 13.5 is around the same speed as my 18m charger give or take abit but the 9m is a little bee!! it still has the same lift and float but its so quick across the window.
when it comes to stability then the arc wins hands down. the leopard one tended to tip tuck if you lost front line tension but the leopard 2 has leading edge supports that have nearly eliminated this. if it happens you just need to give the back lines a good tug and it pops out again. the leopard will never replace my chargers as the charger does everything but we'll see what happens when the weather heats up and I get back on the water again.

gemini6kl - 2-23-2016 at 03:02 AM

Looking good. The leopards definitely make u look like youre doing more with less. Thts one thing i never liked about arcs was The 3 sizes dwn less power compared to a foil. I always like the smallest kite tht can do the job effectively.

ssayre - 2-23-2016 at 04:06 AM

Great video. ive always liked your music choices up until about a year ago. What happened, mid life crisis? :)

PHREERIDER - 2-23-2016 at 06:52 AM

Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
Great video. ive always liked your music choices up until about a year ago. What happened, mid life crisis? :)


pretty sure C is hip hop lifer.

ssayre - 2-23-2016 at 07:08 AM

Quote: Originally posted by PHREERIDER  
Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
Great video. ive always liked your music choices up until about a year ago. What happened, mid life crisis? :)


pretty sure C is hip hop lifer.


yeah, he's always had the hip hop rap vibe, I just happen to like his old school offerings better.

carltb - 2-23-2016 at 07:39 AM

lol ive listened to hip hop since I was 12 so old skool til I die!!! a lot of the music that I use depends on where I post the vids. if I only put them on facebook then I have to use uncopyrighted music or they just pull the vids. vimeo used to be cool but they are stopping copyrighted material now and youtube allows most but sometimes they will ban mobile device or certain countries from viewing.


carltb - 2-23-2016 at 02:42 PM

https://www.facebook.com/carl.kirton.3/videos/vb.1153269341/...