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[*] posted on 4-16-2021 at 01:02 PM


i'd guess that if you had enough wind to get an 8m fb kite up and do loops, your idea of "static" would be challenged.
i had a 7m bullet up in pretty low wind, and there was no way in the world i was going to be standing still when it hit any part of the power zone.
it DID make for a great workout, though.
i'm just shy of 10 stone.
a large flexifoil blade on a low angle bridle setting would probably be good for what you seek, but maybe not on such long lines. i can handle a 4.9 blade on light settings, but the normal and grunt settings run me all over the place.
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[*] posted on 4-17-2021 at 10:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Tao-flyer  
Yes that looks seriously awesome Jantie,it must have looked mesmerising as it moved across the window,thanks for digging out the pics:thumbup:

I see that you are flying it de-power..could an 8m kite like that with 50m lines be flown static with FB? If not, can you still make it skim the sand and do loops like with a FB?



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[*] posted on 5-5-2021 at 02:49 PM


Thanks for the replies..soz , only just seen the 2nd page!

totally agree about the workout factor tomdiving, same when i static fly my 6m on the beach.

I think I'll leave the adventurous stuff to you jantie..looks awesome though
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[*] posted on 5-19-2021 at 11:26 AM


Noticed the comment about permit and insurance. Is that a requirement for kite traction in most places? Or was it a joke?
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[*] posted on 5-19-2021 at 01:31 PM


Hi ScottAvery

Where I fly and kite buggy a permit and insurance is necessary for traction activities,I dont know about other places.

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