Re: [ksurf] Zippers
- Spider already do this with there Spider Modulus foil kite... The Special 38
is basically 7 kites in one, from 1 sq m to 3.8 sq m, all done by zipping
inor out sections of the kite....You can buy extra sections too and make it
up to 5.8sq m...After this, the AR becomes a little too high.
Good idea though and its been used to good effect for crossing to the south
Also, I know of one for sale (but its no good for kite-surfing).. check out
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> From: "Greg Walsh" <gregwal@...>
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> Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 03:36:46 -0000
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> Subject: [ksurf] Zippers
> Hey Kite Designers!
> While you're all designing whizzo Sled shaped foils, how about
> putting a zipper or two on either side of the centre cells. When you
> get to the beach you could just zip together the cells on either side
> of the centre section to reduce the span of your kite.
> Add a trimming system and you'd have good range from the kite while
> flying as well as a range of sizes in one kite.
> PS. Battens suck. Try to avoid the battens in the tips like the Arc
> has.Mylar stiffeners would be much nicer.
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- Thanks for the news, looks like an ARC to me, do you know what the control
bar is like, just curious cya and
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> Hey all
> I just saw a new kite by f-one which looks to be pretty revolutionary.
> pics are posted here. the new kites have at least a 20 kts wind range
> and according to the reps will have no bridle with a ram foil design.
> they should be available in a couple of months in a 5.3, 7.3, 9.3 and
> even a 12.3 M2 sizes.
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