Monday, March 11, 2013

Finse 2013

Some pictures form our annual kiting week in Finse, Norway 02-09/03/2013:

Panoramic view of Hardangerjokulen Finse
Panoramic view. Click to enlarge.

Mika with Beringer Parawing Finse
Mika with a Beringer Skisail 8 m2. Skisails don't have lines. The bar is mounted
directly to the bridles that define the canopy.
Beringer Parawing - bar and three rows of bridles
Carving on Finsevatnet lake in great conditions! There are  three groups of
bridles: leading edge (yellow),  center  (red) and trailing edge (black). 
The bar acts directly on the angle of attack of the skisail.

Mika with Beringer Parawing on Finsevatnet lake, Finse
A great day for skisailing.

Bridles of Beringer Parawing Finsevatnet lake, Finse
The direction is controlled by twisting the bar with respect to the canopy. 
Now, where is that loose line going?

Beringer Parawing, secured for a break
One of the great things about the skisails is that they are quick and easy to
set up, land, secure and take down, making them very comfortable and safe
 to handle, even in strong conditions. 
Flysurfer Speed 4 deluxe 10 m2
Mika with the all new Flysurfer Speed 4 10m2.

Ozone kite
Thierry on Ozone.

Flysurfer Speed 4 deluxe
Mika enjoying the new Speed 4 10 m2 on the slopes.

Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19m2
The Speed 3 19 m2 is huge!

Thierry with Ozone kite
Thierry on Ozone.

Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19 m2
Mika making his way up the slopes of Hardangerjokulen.

Mika and Ronny on the summit of Hardangerjokulen, Finse, Norway
Ronny and Mika on the summit of Hardangerjokulen.

Takeoff of Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19 m2 ,Hardangerjokulen, Norway
Take-off of the mighty Flysurfer Speed 3 19 m2. This kite kite fetures textile
(tube) valves (appearing as black rectangles in the chambers to keep the
canopy stable once the chambers are inflated. This is great in particular when 
restarting the kite in weak conditions.

Kiting with Hallingskarvet in the background
Speed 3 19 m2 on the slopes of Hardangerjokulen.

Kiting on Hardangerjokulen, Norway
More Speed 3 19 m2.

Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19 m2
Riders perspective of this exceptional kite.

Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19 m2, Hardangerjokulen, Norway
Eastward view form Hardangerjokulen.