I am no designer, only a rider, but when I was speaking to Ben last
night, he suggested that the model numbers were more a true projected
area and that is why you get differing sizes not directly in line
with a given dividend. When you think about it, how can every kite
have the exact projected area by dividing by the one number as all of
the kites have different aspect ratios and trailing edge designs etc.
As I have said before, Bruno never claimed that the 1.36 gave
projected area, it was what he referred to as "Usueable area" as I
understand it. So all this talk about projected area is a load of
baloney anyway because every kite manufacturer measures their kites
differently and this goes for AR as well.
Hope this helps
Australian Kiteboarding School
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Stefano." <stefano@o...> wrote:
> > Airush 12.2 Lift. The 12.2 is approximately a 15.2 square metre,
> > 12.2 times 1.25 = 15.2 so they arent using flat or 1.36
> > Airush 9.4 Lift. The 9.4 is truly a wicked kite. As with all
> > of this size (around 11sqm)
> 9.4 times 1.25 is 11.7... are they using 1.25 ?
> who said there were only 2 sizing standards ? can anyone explain
> mickey mouse scheme they came up with for numbering their kites ?