50726[ksurf] Re: Questions about 6.3 Airblast (if you know)
- Apr 1 10:49 AMAirblast 8.4 !
We liked the 7 strut much more - because of its high end, and the low
end seemed the same, because it was faster - so sinusing gave some
more bottom end.
But in normal parked mode you are right - the 5 strut was superior
regarding bottom end.
And jellyfish or not - we don't mind.
Different preferences - yes !
It was not the kite in general I was talking about - it was just the
thin outer struts on the 5 strut - which was a nightmare IMO, leading
And for some reason it was only the 8.4 which had the problem - the
2001 6.3 and 4.9 are okay.
Thats why they made the 8.4 version 2 a 7 strut of course.
--- In kitesurf@y..., Peter Traykovski <ptraykovski@w...> wrote:
> This is funny. I found I liked my 2001 5 strut 8.4 more the 2001 7
> 8.4. I though I had heard a few others who also thought this. I did
> a few wipika sponserd pros who seemded to be holding on thier 5
> kites, even whene newer ones were out! The 5 strut version felt
> stable and had better low end to me. The 7 strut version seemed to
> fish a bit more and lacked low end..although it had a higher top
> I'm sure everyone's got different preferences
> peter_frank_dk wrote:
> > It is only the late 2002 models.
> > And it is not necessary on most sizes - because the struts are
> > and stiff.
> > But those with thin outer struts will benefit a lot (like the
> > version 1, 5 strut - horrible !)
> > :-) Peter
> > --- In kitesurf@y..., "jeff_quick" <jquick1@h...> wrote:
> >>Does anyone know if the 2001 version 2 model supports the battens
> > on
> >>the wing tips? Or is it the 2002 models only?
> >>The original 2001s battens were shifted up, causing
> >>pucker effect under load...'
> >>(I also don't recommend telling your boss he has this problem!)
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> Peter Traykovski
> Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Dept.
> MS#11, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
> Woods Hole, MA 02543
> ptraykovski@w... (508)-289-2638
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