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It depends upon how steady the wind is. Anything will fly in a steady 10 knot thermal sea breeze. If the wind is frontal or coming over a disturbed land mass then there are going to be lulls. Most kites will struggle if the lulls are less than 8 knots. I have been using a 13m Element V1 for light w...
- Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:08 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: Is controller 4 in development?
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I admit that the price is steeper than I expected. $350 was what I thought it would be and hoped for less. Still cheaper than most bars out there other than 50% off type of sale (when I buy my bars ;) ). Other than that it looks good, clean design. The rest is down to personal preference. I use larg...
- Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: 12 or 13m Helium in the works?
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Relaunch of one strut kite is generally no issue. If such kite has a problem with it, it would be an issue with bridle design rather than one strut specific. Strut keeps plenty of fabric out of water in light wind.
Be careful not to try to please everyone with this kite design. That often leads to "jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none" type of product. Which than can sabotages sales of a similar model, like Element, instead of gaining new customers with more specific design.
Quick question. Our current thinking is to make 7, 9 &12sqm sizes. We plan to keep the 15.5 & 18sqm Helium models. The MonoStrut versions are strictly intended for hydrofoiling. Any thoughts on these sizes? Thanks! 12 & 9 are good choices for HF. I would go 6m next size down. With foil it is easy t...
I think you have pretty much nailed it. Nitro feels heavy compared to some kites in HP freeride category (Boost, Edge, etc.) makes it a bit lethargic. I do believe it is mostly because of its weight, which relates to durability. Hopefully over time with advancement of materials it will shed more wei...