+1!!!Kite2Heaven wrote:Sure use the light material in a Light wind kites but for anything from 12m down - beef it up to make it last... Who really cares about 2 or 300grams at 20+ knots when your goin hard! Kite design will decide if it turns fast or slow Not an xtra 100grams - otherwise how, for those pathetically weak kiters do you manage to hold a 12 after using 7 ??
There are a few Top brands which "STRUTS" split at the final fold up crease points WTF !!!
Thats obvioisly there weak point but use the bullshit Oh but we use the same materials as others (as long as it lasts the waranty period).
Strange how so much emphasis is placed on Leading edge and canopy strength - BUT - who forgot to engineer the frekn struts for the crease folds that weakn the material faster than any flying does... Ive binned a few kites - because of struts splitting in the same place on both sides. The rest of the kite was in great condition - thats just funked up !!!
So once again KITE DESIGNERS just visit your local kite repair shop and ask which major brands are jokes for the over inflated prices.
Ps Please - make my day and ask me how i fold my kite for very non political reply
yes nylon is too stretchy but dacron is polyester-the same stuff as the rest of the kite, just a heavier grade.edt wrote:The problem with nylon ripstop and dacron is not strength and wear resistance but that they are too stretchy to use in the entire canopy. If you made a kite out of nylon it would be baggy and drag downwind. It's fine for even major repairs tho.
cabrinhas cloth IS the teijin. cabrinha just orders the cloth by their specifications from teijin and starts to call this cloth with its own trade mark name.fdvj wrote:Cabrinihas cloth is better than Tejin? Really?
actually the strands are the same it is just a bundle of fibres woven as one in a serieseree wrote:the difference is how many thicker strands are in the cloth per square inch.fdvj wrote:Cabrinihas cloth is better than Tejin? Really?
it is only how you arrange the spools with the different thickness of the polyester strands in the loom, that is the whole simple magic!
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