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« on: April 18, 2012, 01:05 AM »

Her a little video of the Spectre on Friday morning before the Speedkite contest.
Wind is below what every available wind meter could show. pilot is Heiko of Alphakites.

https://vimeo.com/40535360
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 05:07 AM »

ein richtige schonflieger Wink

a really elegant smooth flying kite Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 03:48 PM »

Nice.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 03:15 PM »

Matthias got a shot of it at rest...

There on the left....
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 03:58 PM »

Nope, thats not a Spectre, thats a Scalpel SUL speed kite Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 04:33 PM »

Looks like an awesome kite. Would love to try it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 07:24 AM »

And was it the Scalpel SUL you got that 3rd place with or a standard version? I noticed the winds were not real strong that day, impressive speeds.

Oh and congratulations on your placing and thank you and the others for getting all this information, pics and videos on here. We don't have any active Speedkiting events over here that I'm aware of, it's refreshing to see a different aspect of kiting.

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 10:19 AM »

And was it the Scalpel SUL you got that 3rd place with or a standard version? I noticed the winds were not real strong that day, impressive speeds.
That was a smaller version with much stronger sail and frame. the mini race, well mini in that case means 6 feet wingspan lol,

Oh and congratulations on your placing and thank you and the others for getting all this information, pics and videos on here. We don't have any active Speedkiting events over here that I'm aware of, it's refreshing to see a different aspect of kiting.

Something you folks should change, its fun and something different as well.
Besides you folks are americans, don't you love speed and power? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 10:43 AM »

Hey, I have 4 speed kites already.. I'm doing my part. Wink

Now to just organize a competition.  Where I'll probably be the only one competing, hah!

Not sure where would be the best location for something like this in the US.

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 11:39 AM »


Something you folks should change, its fun and something different as well.
Besides you folks are americans, don't you love speed and power? Smiley

Love speed and power  Grin
Just got my 1st speed kite.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 09:10 AM »

Our first sport kite contests were largely based on speed, whoever could complete the required maneuvers in the fastest time won, style and accuracy didn't matter. Glad they gave up on that idea.

Hey, I have 4 speed kites already.. I'm doing my part. Wink

Now to just organize a competition.  Where I'll probably be the only one competing, hah!

Not sure where would be the best location for something like this in the US.

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Sounds like your house Mike  Wink

Ocean Beach in San Francisco has pretty reliable winds, pretty strong to insanely strong from the times I've been there. Central Oregon coast also has pretty consistant winds, Cape Foul Weather didn't get it's name from the mild tropical breezes, Lincoln City used to be kite friendly. Long Beach in Washington is a bit hit & miss anymore, during WSIKF there are lul days and ballistic days, the last many years we haven't had many of the medium wind days that it sounds like you want. On the East coast the Nat. Weather Service directed the Wright Bros to Kitty Hawk, NC for consistant winds, they have a festival there too. Then I'm sure you could break some records on the Plains if you catch a tornado ... unless the rules state the pilot has to keep their feet on the ground too, 200 mph 360's with no effort  Wink   Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 09:57 AM »

Awesome picture alert! Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 03:18 PM »

Wow
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