> FROM: MVIRGILI PALL400 Mark Virgilio at Pall East Hills
> What is the ouside diameter of skyshark rods?
My IIIp spars seem to be just slightly smaller than my Advantage 2-wrap.
(they look pretty durned close to the eye, but the skysharks seem slightly
looser in the fittings on my Pro).
Additionally, the internal fiberglass ferrules on the Pro fit inside the
IIIp spars but it's just *slightly* snugger. That could be because my
IIIp's haven't had any internal ferrules and aren't as smooth.
>How do they compare to Beman and Advantage? They seem to be the hot rods
>of this year and were especially popular when we were on the West Coast.
SkySharks are lighter, stiffer, and cheaper than Advantage. They're
lighter and stiffer than Beman.
This doesn't mean that every kite will benefit from their use. Dean
recently said here that his favorite Pro configuration uses Beman PC14. (I
can't compare; I've not yet flown one of the Beman kites (hey, Dean...how
about at the Smithsonian Festival?) but my 2-wrap Pro remains one of my
all-time favorite kites.
SkySharks are also very popular on the East coast. I know many, many
people who use them, and they're appearing in EC kites like the Katana.
You should be able to mail order the sticks for $5.99 for a 32.5" length.
36" lengths are available as well, but I'm not sure what the pricing on
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