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  • cglazier@home.com
    All the new kite sizes by Wipika, ARC, Naish are confusing. So I am putting together a table of some popular kites. But some manufacturers don t give many
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 3, 2001
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      All the new kite sizes by Wipika, ARC, Naish are confusing. So I am
      putting together a table of some popular kites. But some
      manufacturers don't give many specs and others like Naish don't even
      have a working website anymore. (What's going on with Naish?).

      Anyway, here is what I have so far. If anyone has more kite specs or
      has a URL where we can find them, please email me. When this is a
      little more complete I will post it in the files area. And maybe Hung
      can put it in the kitesurf school website.

      Chris Glazier
      -------------------------------------------------------------------


      Model Area Projected Aspect Weight Wind Range?
      (flat) Area Ratio low high
      m2 m2 kg knots knots

      ARC, Peter Lynn (foil) http://www.peterlynnkites.co.nz/
      460 4.6 3.3 1.1 14 27
      630 6.3 4.5 1.4 11 22
      840 8.4 6.0 1.7 8 16
      1120 11.2 8.0 2.2 5 11

      Concept Air New Wave (foil) http://www.conceptair.com
      3.0 3.0 3.5 20 35
      4.1 4.1 3.5 18 30
      4.9 4.9 3.5 15 25
      6.3 6.3 3.5 12 20
      7.3 7.3 3.5 9 18
      9.3 9.3 3.5 8 15
      11.3 11.3 3.5 6 12

      Flexifoil Blade (foil) http://www.flexifoil.co.uk
      2.6 2.6 3.9
      3.3 3.3 4.4
      4.9 4.9 5.5
      7.2 7.2 6.5 5.2

      Mosquito Pro (foil) http://www.windtools.com
      4.5 4.5 15 32
      5.5 5.5 4.8 4.8 11 27
      6.5 6.5 8 21
      7.5 7.5 5 16
      9.0 9.0 2 7

      Naish AR3.5 (inflatable) http://www.kitesurfing.com
      3.0 3.0 3.5 25 35
      4.0 4.0 3.5 20 30
      5.0 5.0 3.5 12 25
      7.0 7.0 4.8 3.5 10 20
      9.0 9.0 5.8 3.5 6 15
      11.0 11.0 3.5 4 10

      Naish AR5 (inflatable) http://www.kitesurfing.com
      4.5 4.5 5.0 25 35
      5.5 5.5 5.0 18 25
      7.5 7.5 5.0 14 22
      9.5 9.5 5.4 5.0 10 18
      11.5 11.5 6.4 5.0 8 16
      13.5 13.5 5.0 6 14
      15.5 15.5 5.0 4 12

      Naish ARX (inflatable) (website not working 2001/02/03)
      3.5
      4.5
      5.5
      7.5
      9.5
      11.5
      13.5
      17.5
      19.5
      21.5
      23.5

      Wipika Classic (inflatable) http://www.wipika.com
      3.0 3.0 1.0 22 32
      4.0 4.0
      5.0 5.0 1.2 15 25
      6.5 6.5
      8.5 8.5 5.7 2.2 2.0 7 17

      Wipika Airblast VARC (inflatable) http://www.wipika.com
      3.1 4.0 3.1 2.6
      3.8 5.0 3.8 3.0
      4.9 6.5 4.9 3.5
      6.3 8.5 6.3 4.1
      8.4 11.5 8.4 4.8
      11.8 16.0 11.8 5.5
      16.4 22.0 16.4 6.4

      Wipika FreeAir VARC (inflatable) http://www.wipika.com
      4.4 4.4 2.8
      5.6 5.6 3.1
      7.1 7.1 3.5
      8.9 8.9 3.9
      11.5 11.5 4.6
      14.9 14.9 5.5
    • Hung Vu
      Chris, Sounds like a very good idea. It also looks like you are the designated maintainer of this page ;-) How about an HTML file (using table) such that
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 3, 2001
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        Chris,

        Sounds like a very good idea. It also looks like you are the
        "designated" maintainer of this "page" ;-)

        How about an HTML file (using table) such that I can put it on the
        Kitesurfing School web site easily ;-)

        Hung.

        cglazier@... wrote:
        >
        > All the new kite sizes by Wipika, ARC, Naish are confusing. So I am
        > putting together a table of some popular kites. But some
        > manufacturers don't give many specs and others like Naish don't even
        > have a working website anymore. (What's going on with Naish?).
        >
        > Anyway, here is what I have so far. If anyone has more kite specs or
        > has a URL where we can find them, please email me. When this is a
        > little more complete I will post it in the files area. And maybe Hung
        > can put it in the kitesurf school website.
        >
        > Chris Glazier
        > -------------------------------------------------------------------
        >
        > Model Area Projected Aspect Weight Wind Range?
        > (flat) Area Ratio low high
        > m2 m2 kg knots knots
        >
        > ARC, Peter Lynn (foil) http://www.peterlynnkites.co.nz/
        > 460 4.6 3.3 1.1 14 27
        > 630 6.3 4.5 1.4 11 22
        > 840 8.4 6.0 1.7 8 16
        > 1120 11.2 8.0 2.2 5 11
        >
        > Concept Air New Wave (foil) http://www.conceptair.com
        > 3.0 3.0 3.5 20 35
        > 4.1 4.1 3.5 18 30
        > 4.9 4.9 3.5 15 25
        > 6.3 6.3 3.5 12 20
        > 7.3 7.3 3.5 9 18
        > 9.3 9.3 3.5 8 15
        > 11.3 11.3 3.5 6 12
        >
        > Flexifoil Blade (foil) http://www.flexifoil.co.uk
        > 2.6 2.6 3.9
        > 3.3 3.3 4.4
        > 4.9 4.9 5.5
        > 7.2 7.2 6.5 5.2
        >
        > Mosquito Pro (foil) http://www.windtools.com
        > 4.5 4.5 15 32
        > 5.5 5.5 4.8 4.8 11 27
        > 6.5 6.5 8 21
        > 7.5 7.5 5 16
        > 9.0 9.0 2 7
        >
        > Naish AR3.5 (inflatable) http://www.kitesurfing.com
        > 3.0 3.0 3.5 25 35
        > 4.0 4.0 3.5 20 30
        > 5.0 5.0 3.5 12 25
        > 7.0 7.0 4.8 3.5 10 20
        > 9.0 9.0 5.8 3.5 6 15
        > 11.0 11.0 3.5 4 10
        >
        > Naish AR5 (inflatable) http://www.kitesurfing.com
        > 4.5 4.5 5.0 25 35
        > 5.5 5.5 5.0 18 25
        > 7.5 7.5 5.0 14 22
        > 9.5 9.5 5.4 5.0 10 18
        > 11.5 11.5 6.4 5.0 8 16
        > 13.5 13.5 5.0 6 14
        > 15.5 15.5 5.0 4 12
        >
        > Naish ARX (inflatable) (website not working 2001/02/03)
        > 3.5
        > 4.5
        > 5.5
        > 7.5
        > 9.5
        > 11.5
        > 13.5
        > 17.5
        > 19.5
        > 21.5
        > 23.5
        >
        > Wipika Classic (inflatable) http://www.wipika.com
        > 3.0 3.0 1.0 22 32
        > 4.0 4.0
        > 5.0 5.0 1.2 15 25
        > 6.5 6.5
        > 8.5 8.5 5.7 2.2 2.0 7 17
        >
        > Wipika Airblast VARC (inflatable) http://www.wipika.com
        > 3.1 4.0 3.1 2.6
        > 3.8 5.0 3.8 3.0
        > 4.9 6.5 4.9 3.5
        > 6.3 8.5 6.3 4.1
        > 8.4 11.5 8.4 4.8
        > 11.8 16.0 11.8 5.5
        > 16.4 22.0 16.4 6.4
        >
        > Wipika FreeAir VARC (inflatable) http://www.wipika.com
        > 4.4 4.4 2.8
        > 5.6 5.6 3.1
        > 7.1 7.1 3.5
        > 8.9 8.9 3.9
        > 11.5 11.5 4.6
        > 14.9 14.9 5.5
        >
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