High wind kites

High wind kites

Post by othas.. » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 07:31:51


Currently I own a Spin-Off which I consider a mid-wind speed kite.  I will
be purchasing a Revolution II as a low-wind speed kite.  However, I am not
sure about a high-wind speed kite.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

If experience comes into the equation, I have only been flying for one year.

Thanks.

 
 
 

High wind kites

Post by @phy.ulaval.ca ( » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 03:21:51



Quote:
> Currently I own a Spin-Off which I consider a mid-wind speed kite.  I will
> be purchasing a Revolution II as a low-wind speed kite.  However, I am not
> sure about a high-wind speed kite.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

> If experience comes into the equation, I have only been flying for one year.

> Thanks.

Since you're in Canada, might I suggest the Mosquitto from Azur Kites
which came out Jan 16th?

Yes, this is a very new concept that we waited for a while. It is a
smaller and cheaper version of the well known Tandem (at least in these
parts) which is said to be very fast and not suitable for beginers!

I haven't had time to try it, but it looks like its doing good!

The kite shop is in Mtl. If you want info, contact me through E-MAIL.

Disclaimer: I don' have any liasons with Azur, I just learned stunt kite
flying on one of their beginers kites (and still do). I just had to
mention the new venue in thier familly of kites for high winds!

See ya all in Verdun!

Kenny


 
 
 

High wind kites

Post by Marty Sasa » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 02:58:40

|>Currently I own a Spin-Off which I consider a mid-wind speed kite.  I will
|>be purchasing a Revolution II as a low-wind speed kite.  However, I am not
|>sure about a high-wind speed kite.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Time for a plug to Aerodrones. They are both friends, so disclaimers
apply...

Anyway, aerodrones make the Speed Limit. This kite has flaps held
close with silicone *** tubing. As the wind increases, the flaps
open, effectively reducing the area of the kite. The forward speed is
reduced, and the forward speed is reduced.

The flaps are sort of self regulating. As the wind comes up, the flaps
open up more. When the wind drops the flaps close.

The Speed Limit flies great in bumpy wind. Teams can easily hold
formation with the Speed Limit when other kites are moving all over
the place.

Aerodrones claim that the top end of the kite is around 20. I've flown
the Speed Limit in winds around 25, with a Wind Tamer attached, with
no problems.

The down side is that the kite is expensive somewhere over $300. If
you look at all that goes into making the kite, I think you will agree
that it is worth the money.
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617-496-4320            10 Ware Street               Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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High wind kites

Post by Brian Johns » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 10:31:44


Quote:

>Currently I own a Spin-Off which I consider a mid-wind speed kite.  I will
>be purchasing a Revolution II as a low-wind speed kite.  However, I am not
>sure about a high-wind speed kite.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  A RevII is an excellent big wind kite.  Just get a set of ultralight
spars and debridle it for those days without wind.

  Have yet to find wind that a RevII won't be happy in.
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