Re: Waterfoil 5.7 size????
- Ian, or Walton,
The ARC 640 is only 4.5 square meters projected, against the 5.7 sq.
meters of te Waterfoil. So, the greater power of the Waterfoil s nbo
surprise. Having said that, the Waterfoils are quite powerful for
their size as well.
Unfortunately, you cannot fly them with any kind of depowersystem.
Only on handles you have a certain amount of depower...You can fly
them on a bar, though. Two main lines on the outside of the bar, the
two brek-lines going to the middle of the bar, connect this to a
leash, and use this as a safety-setup. For more info check out the
forum at www.peterlynnkites.com. or get back to me. I own three
Waterfoils and two Arcs. Love all of them: in steady wind. Waterfoils
don't handle gusty winds very well though.
Hope this helps.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Walton" <awalton@e...> wrote:
> During a day kitesurfing here in Ireland yesterday we started off
on an ARC 630 as it was relatively windy.
> Yet, after one of the spars bust through the corner of the kite we
decided to take it down and try and get a 5.7 waterfoil going on a
four line bar.
> This kite is surely underestimated in its sizing. It was seriously
more powerful than the ARC 630. So much so that we dared not even
take it near the water.
> Has anyone else found this? Also has anyone else set the waterfoil
on a bar with a chicken loop? It is definitely a kite designed for
four line handles but it seemed to fly relatively well.
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