Yr Favorite S-L High-wind Kite?

Yr Favorite S-L High-wind Kite?

Post by Anne Ro » Thu, 28 Jul 1994 07:51:21


Subtitle:  Looking for inspiration.

It's been clear for longer than I want to admit that I don't have
a good medium high/high wind  (18 - 25 mph) single-line kite in the
bag.

Of course I'm thinking of a good lifter, steady in turbulence,
easy-to-make, able to handle variable winds well.  Everything ;-)

What's your favorite?

Anne

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Yr Favorite S-L High-wind Kite?

Post by Dick Be » Thu, 28 Jul 1994 09:49:25

: Subtitle:  Looking for inspiration.

: It's been clear for longer than I want to admit that I don't have
: a good medium high/high wind  (18 - 25 mph) single-line kite in the
: bag.

: Of course I'm thinking of a good lifter, steady in turbulence,
: easy-to-make, able to handle variable winds well.  Everything ;-)

: What's your favorite?

Anne,  My first choice would be a cody.  But you did say easy-to-make.
No, I havn't made mine yet.  My second choice would be a full size
genki.  I have seen Strech's fly in some very light wind and when
the angle of attack was changed could handle larger winds.  It is steady
and has a very good pull.  Also, if you need more lift they can be
stacked very easily.  As far as building one, a simple one color can be
built in a day or two as you know from Junction.  Later
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------*** Bell

 Dallas, Texas

 
 
 

Yr Favorite S-L High-wind Kite?

Post by George Maur » Thu, 28 Jul 1994 15:56:44

 Mine has been the Sun Oaks Conyne Delta 9( about 14 ft? ), but as
you know, I don't hang many Kodaks. Very strong, very stable, has
been cut down many times while left unattended.

        george

 
 
 

Yr Favorite S-L High-wind Kite?

Post by Marty Sasa » Fri, 29 Jul 1994 03:41:57

Of the kites that I have owned, I like flow forms and rokkakus in
moderate to high wind. I add a small spin-sock to the flow form to
keep it flying straight and start increasing the bow in the rokkakus
to keep them flying.

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