Interview express Bill Hansen, Switchkites designer

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Perrinkite
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Re: Interview express Bill Hansen, Switchkites designer

Message par Perrinkite » ven. 14 déc. 2012 16:13

bisoc a écrit :superbe boulot bravo stef, vraiment un forum de qualité :)
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Tu vas bientôt devenir le "Worldwide Foil Consultant" :mrgreen:
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Re: Interview express Bill Hansen, Switchkites designer

Message par akira251 » ven. 14 déc. 2012 17:09

merci pour le boulot, très intéressant
ailes: speed 3 15 dlx ,north rebel 2013 11 et 7 ,wainman smoke 9
planches: flydoor L, flyradical M ,fone sk8 2005, salomon nosless 5,3, skim fish home made
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Re: Interview express Bill Hansen, Switchkites designer

Message par boZZo » mer. 30 janv. 2013 22:40

Une vidéo promo de la Method V2

Pulsion "S"12 / "S"8 - Wave 4.5 / 3 -Peak 5- Marc's Boards / Ketos wave xl / 1200 by Francky
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Pivot 5 - Bolt 3 - Chili pepper 5.3 - SweetPotato 5.4
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73kg

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Re: Interview express Bill Hansen, Switchkites designer

Message par Marc » lun. 30 déc. 2013 03:42

Bill Hansen répondant à quelques critiques d'un internaute sur sa Method V2, j'ai trouvé les points 3 et 4 assez intéressants:

http://switchkites.com/blogs/fact-or-fiction/
Bill Hansen
1) Poor Low End
A big, gutless, slow kite designed 'specifically for waves?' A wave kite needs to have good low end to get out of the whitewater, turbulence and shadows behind waves and get out of trouble when down. Also, a powerful small kite is much faster, more maneuverable and efficient than a larger kite.

2) Poor Upwind Performers
Some may think I am obsessed with upwind ability but to me it is one of the most important aspects of a specialty wave kite. Down-the-line wave-riding by definition puts the rider downwind in side-shore conditions. If you want to ride another wave, you have to get back to the line-up. The sooner the better. More waves, more fun. Enough said.

3) Sit back in the window for better drift
A common thought. Sitting back limits the ability of a wave rider to aggressively position the kite in the optimal place. Drift is independent of where a kite sits in the window. Drift is really a matter of stability in no wind and how the kite behaves when one moves toward the kite downwind causing the apparent wind to drop.

4) Upwind performance of a 7 better than a 9
Finally some truth but comparing apples to oranges both in design and size is misleading. A smaller kite of the same design will always go upwind better not only because it has less drag but is typically used in more wind where the apparent wind angle is greater.
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