Re: Seasmik revival
- Sounds like stability is a funtion of flatness (flatter, less stability)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> > the bridle on the leading edge concept from this pioneer flat kite
> > 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
> > the struts.
> > The weakness of the current flat LEI is the lack of the bridle on
> > 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.