Re: STAMOS 8m
- hey Saul
I have testflown the 6.0 Stamos and it defintely pulls less than the
5.7 WF BUT it is SO easy to turn, almost no force required (2-lined!).
I would suspect that the 8.0 STamos has a little more power than a
The condoms at the airinlets are not a good soulution compared to
the wf "socks"
try the 5.7 WF with my pulley bar (posted 2 or 3 days ago) and 40
meter Lines, keep brakelines slack, you will be impressed in terms
of speed and power.
Can you describe how you did set up the depower System? did you mount
it on the briddle or did you add a seperate briddle for the depower
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Saul Davies" <mesbdavi@s...> wrote:
> Hi - I currently fly waterfoils, but don't really enjoy the feeling
> of having two buses hanging off my arms even when moderately
> up (I've flown plenty of other foils that felt more comfortable for
> the same sort of power), and the fact that they are really slow
> (these coments apply to the 5.7 - I've got no problems with the
> fly it off a straight bar with no pulleys and can still turn it on
> Anyway I'm looking for a big light wind kite and am getting swayed
> towards the STAMOS 8m what I want to know is does it pull well for
> it's size? I'm quite light weight and don't really want to go into
> territory 'cos I've heard it gets a bit dull anyway, I really want
> kite that can still be moved around relatively easily and used for
> jumping, but pulls significantly more than my WF 5.7 - otherwise I
> can't really justify buying one!
> Any feedback would be appreciated.
> PS - for the guy who was asking about mossie depower on other
> I've put it on my waterfoils and it does work but I generally only
> use it to make life easier on the beach and before waterstarts, you
> can't really ride in the chicken loop because the load fromm the
> is coming from the other lines and you just can't hold the power
> very long (it's like riding out of the harness). You can however
> a strap to affect more permanent depowering, but the kite gets
> gradually more sluggish as you deform it more - it does gives more
> range than simply adjusting the back lines on a conventionaly set
> foil but at a guess not as much as 4-line sleds)
- --- In email@example.com, psszi@h... wrote:
> hey Saullined!).
> I have testflown the 6.0 Stamos and it defintely pulls less than the
> 5.7 WF BUT it is SO easy to turn, almost no force required (2-
> I would suspect that the 8.0 STamos has a little more power than a
> waterfoil 5.7
> The condoms at the airinlets are not a good soulution compared to
> the wf "socks"
> try the 5.7 WF with my pulley bar (posted 2 or 3 days ago) and 40
> meter Lines, keep brakelines slack, you will be impressed in terms
> of speed and power.
> Can you describe how you did set up the depower System? did you
> it on the briddle or did you add a seperate briddle for the depowerThanks for the info
I set up the depower system exactly as shown on the windtools website
(www.windtools.com) you have to add the extra bidling yourself (and
play around a bit until you get the right dimensions) but it's hardly
rocket science. I may try implementing the power-braking sysytem but
at the kite end rather than the bar end - this means I'll still be
able to use the depower system - someone posted it a while back and
in principle it's exactly the same system.