Its very simple: All we need are thinner tubes (at least half the diameter than now) and less belly in the sail.
First advantage: the the kite would have less drag.
Second advantage: the kite can eat the gusts better - ...
Third advantage: You can use better boards if you have better kites. ...
Fourth advantage: If no depower is needed, it means less "work" at the bar ...
Technically we just need more air pressure in the tubes to reduce diameter. So the tubes must be enforced - we need a completely new tube technology !
I hope in a few years we will only laugh (or vomit) at the big blown-up sausages we use now
In Typical German engineering fashion ; i think you may have Nailed it !
Just noting the differences in my 2008 and 2010 Ozone Edge ; i see the correlation .
Both have 13M area, both have 7 struts, both have near the same profile ; the
difference is the 2008 Edge has a Smaller LE than the 2010, and the 2010 has
only 4-lines where-as the 2008 has 5. The difference between the two is Much the way
you describe ; the 08 is Faster, (even With the extra line), and it eats gusts Way better !!
The 2010 has Better PULL within it's speed-range however , or it has bin optimized
for a more specific but smaller speed-range.
The Only mistake you made is :
tilmann wrote:Technically we just need more air pressure in the tubes to reduce diameter. So the tubes must be enforced -[b] we need a completely new tube technology !
The guy who fixed my PG, use to work for a company that did bladders of 20 to 30Lb
or better ; so the technology already exists. I'll ask him for a search request on Google,
that explained how it works, then post it.
I remember he said they'd Bend the tubes by strategically sewing in webbing on
The extra pressure Will make the tube more brittle on impact, (i think) ?