Re: [ksurfschool] c-quad
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From: "Peter Halt" <halt@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 10:50 AM
Subject: [ksurfschool] c-quad
> Thanks for the great C-quad info Mark. We met briefly
> buggying at a kite festival in Hingham, MA and were
> the only two buggying in the lousy, gusty wind there.
Oh yeah, you were on call as a doctor or something?
> I'm not sure why this isn't a more popular kite.
> Except for the packing factor, which is much better
> with the new open bags btw, these are some of the best
> land kites out there, and for low wind kitesurfing,
> when you are not going to relaunch anyway, they rock.
> Speed, upwind performance, wet performance, and some
> ability to depower are unmatched by most open foils.
> And despite the hype, I have never broken a spar
> or a bridle in 3 years.
I wish I had such good luck :)I haven't broken one in a while, but we got
into a bad batch of spars a year or so ago and had to replace a few.
I've put a 8.5 LE (thicker) in my 4.2 and will someday get around to doing
the same with the 6.3. I thikn it's almost necessary for kitesurfing and IMO
allows a better tune (faster & more depower) even for buggying or skiing. I
might consider leaving a thin LE spar in the 6.3 if that was my biggest kite
and I used it mostly for buggying.
I have one of the open bags but I prefer the old style, except for the big
kites with the ferruled LE. I use the standard bag even with a thicker spar.
> I just bought 3 c-quads, a 1.4, 8.5 and 10.5 from
> Leading Edge Kites in Australia, had them within a
> week without problems for less than the price of a
> high performance foil. And significantly less than
> the US vendors. I will get my ARCs there when I bite
> that bullet.
Let me know how the 1.4 is. I'd like to get one for high wind ice & bugy
days. They are just starting to be imported into north america by the
distributor and I haven't got to try one yet. Going to SBBB?