|>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
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
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
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.
Marty Sasaki Harvard University Sasaki Kite Fabrications
617-496-4320 10 Ware Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Cambridge, MA 02138-4002 phone/fax: 617-522-8546