Hmm, you know what...I think it is a very fair question. At one point the center of the canopy touched the water...I do not think a lot of water gathered on top of it..I'm not 100% sure..I did not leave it down for long..I wanted to test it in waves so that was my priority. The relaunch come from the wingtips.Rorke wrote:Taut,
Something tells me you will get a turn on the Trip. Please share.
I do agree that styles that look similar can vary. The 3 strut, delta-ish kites I have tried have all been very different.
Did the canopy ever touch the water?
Was it dry the whole time? Or did it initially stick, then peel away with the wind?
Perhaps I am asking something that is simply not an issue at all.
This shows self-launching, self-landing and water relaunch.Rorke wrote:There are a couple active, brand specific posts about strutless designs.
Here are two general questions regarding the strutless design.
When the kite drops in the drink, what prevents the canopy from sticking to the water?
Any video of relaunch?
Also how is self landing? I suspect is very simple.
I look very forward to the upcoming Kiteboarder article on the different strutless designs/brands.
Hansen wrote about strutless's general flying charactoristics. Since my ideal kite would be lower aspect, super short and sensitive throw, light bar pressure, and mega drifty - these kites could be pretty interesting.
I just bought new kites for the first time in years. Then I busted my hip, scapula, and 4 ribs.
So I am simply curious as I am just mending and nerding for a while anyway.
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