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Re: Seasmik revival

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  • hungvuatnetcomdotca
    Sounds like stability is a funtion of flatness (flatter, less stability) Hung.
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 19, 2006
      Sounds like stability is a funtion of flatness (flatter, less stability)

      Hung.

      --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "kiterguuy" <kiterguuy@...> wrote:
      >
      > i use to have a seasmik great de power and huge jumps but un stable
      > re launch was great but lacked stabilty. i think they are no longer a
      > conpany tho.
      > >
      > > One of the flat kite I heard having potential in the past was the
      > > Seasmik (attached).
      > >
      > > In a way, the new generation of bow, SLE or flat inflatables
      > borrowed
      > > the bridle on the leading edge concept from this pioneer flat kite
      > (and
      > > one discussion thread on the kitesurf group).
      > >
      > > The main difference with this kite and the new flat kite is the
      > lack of
      > > bridle on the trailing edge (and of course the shape of the kite).
      > >
      > > The weakness of the Seasmik design is the bilowing of the canopy
      > between
      > > the struts.
      > >
      > > The weakness of the current flat LEI is the lack of the bridle on
      > the
      > > trailing edge therefore deforming the kite when fully sheet in.
      > >
      > > Someone may want to revive the design as it would be see what we
      > can do
      > > with modern CAD design tools to enhance flat LEI concept further.
      > >
      > > Hung.
      > >
      >
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