Forums > Kitesurfing General

100mtr kite ?

Reply
Created by gdownie Two weeks ago, 17 Nov 2019
gdownie
NSW, 113 posts
17 Nov 2019 3:21PM
Thumbs Up

Anyone else seen this 100mtr kitesurfing kite like I have seen online some time back?
Cant find pics and details online anymore.
Was made for a world record I seem to remember and I did see it in the air, and site said 3knot wind and was only at 12 o'clock of course.

bjw
NSW, 3065 posts
17 Nov 2019 4:05PM
Thumbs Up

I used to have a 17m, pretty sure itd be harder to pump up the 100m kite.

Imagine trying to find a leak!

Kamikuza
QLD, 4528 posts
17 Nov 2019 5:34PM
Thumbs Up

Don Montague from Naish was doing things with big kites and boats like catamarans, and there was even a company that wanted to put kites on cargo ships to reduce fuel use.

timmybuddhadude
WA, 494 posts
17 Nov 2019 8:32PM
Thumbs Up

Yeah i heard about the cargo ships kite..anyone have a vid on it?

gdownie
NSW, 113 posts
18 Nov 2019 9:53AM
Thumbs Up

Have seen the video of the guy standing in a dingy getting pulled along.
Also the 100mtr with a 10mtr standing inside it.
didn't keep vid and can't find it online now.

Trant
NSW, 598 posts
18 Nov 2019 11:01AM
Thumbs Up

Monkey Kites sold a 28 meter LEI for a while.
I remember we had to take it in turns to pump it up, the leading edge was very thick.

Steering was, um, slow, but it was a fun kite to try out.

I can't imagine how big a 100m kite would be. Surely it couldn't have been an inflatable kite?

79Boarder
NSW, 86 posts
18 Nov 2019 3:35PM
Thumbs Up

Kamikuza
QLD, 4528 posts
18 Nov 2019 3:42PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
timmybuddhadude said..
Yeah i heard about the cargo ships kite..anyone have a vid on it?


Only ever remember animations, dunno if it got to practical deployment

Kamikuza
QLD, 4528 posts
18 Nov 2019 3:43PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
79Boarder said..


I hate that idea so much. Does nobody remember barrage balloons?

RAL INN
VIC, 2772 posts
18 Nov 2019 7:16PM
Thumbs Up

2003-4 Peter Lynn was working on kite powered boat in Christchurch estuary.

gdownie
NSW, 113 posts
19 Nov 2019 7:39AM
Thumbs Up

Yes was inflatable! couldn't pump up that of course.
looked very professional made, just huge version of the 10mtr which was in one pic also

Kitepower.nl
1 posts
25 Nov 2019 6:47PM
Thumbs Up

At Kitepower (www.kitepower.nl) we fly kites to generate electricity, airborne wind energy that is! See below a picture of our 100sqm prototype.

Follow us on:
- Facebook (www.facebook.com/kitepower.bv/)
- Twitter (twitter.com/_Kitepower)
- LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/kitepower-bv/)
If you would like to hear more from Kitepower and stay up to date with its kite developments, subscribe to the monthly newsletter at www.kitepower.nl/subscribe

Trant
NSW, 598 posts
27 Nov 2019 11:47AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Kitepower.nl said..
At Kitepower (www.kitepower.nl) we fly kites to generate electricity, airborne wind energy that is! See below a picture of our 100sqm prototype.



Loop it!

Awesome, that is huge. I'd be interested to see the steering mechanism for that. The bridle must be pretty complicated too.

hilly
WA, 4938 posts
27 Nov 2019 11:38AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Kitepower.nl said..
At Kitepower (www.kitepower.nl) we fly kites to generate electricity, airborne wind energy that is! See below a picture of our 100sqm prototype.

Follow us on:
- Facebook (www.facebook.com/kitepower.bv/)
- Twitter (twitter.com/_Kitepower)
- LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/kitepower-bv/)
If you would like to hear more from Kitepower and stay up to date with its kite developments, subscribe to the monthly newsletter at www.kitepower.nl/subscribe


Links do not work.
www.facebook.com/kitepower.bv/

Greenarrowz
NSW, 290 posts
Thursday , 28 Nov 2019 7:04PM
Thumbs Up



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Kitesurfing General


"100mtr kite ?" started by gdownie