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Weight your old kite

Postby Hawaiis » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:54 pm

My 2013 Ozone Edge 17m has gain more than a pound of weight since new.

Now it fall off the sky 1 knot earlier.
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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby William Munney » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:39 am

Wow. Are you sure? I can't imagine a pound of dirt in the canopy. I intentionally got my kite wet today hoping to clean off some dirt. It seems that even if your kite never touches the water, if you have a session in high humidity it attracts sand and dirt.

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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:17 am

It's one pound of tape

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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby sarc » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:12 am

For a big kite 450g of salt, sea debris and gunk is quite believable. Good idea to was in fresh water and let dry in the shadow once in a while

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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby Hawaiis » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:28 am

My new Ozone Edge 19M weight in at 4.30kg,

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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby FabsPH » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:39 am

just another smart comment about topic:
FYI: Your kite is heavier in Northern Europe for example, than it is in Hawaii or Aruba.
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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby Hawaiis » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:39 am

FabsPH wrote:just another smart comment about topic:
FYI: Your kite is heavier in Northern Europe for example, than it is in Hawaii or Aruba.
Fun fact for the totally bored.

so awesome... :jump: :cool2: :cool2:

Only if you are at sea level, in alpine lakes they will be lighter

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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby NorCalNomad » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:01 am

Have been thinking about this recently as I'm pretty sure my 15m Juice is lighter than my 12m Rebel (have yet to weigh either). I think the next big step for innovation in kiting is optimizing the weight (cuben canopies :naughty: ) of kites and other gear. It happens in every sport, and just has yet to really hit kiting.

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Re: Weight your old kite

Postby jyka » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:18 am

I just weighed my kites:
2012 best ts 17m 4.55 kg (weighed with a lightweight bag)
2011 best ts 8m 3.15 kg (weighed with a lightweight bag)
2012 LF nrg 12m 4.3 kg

NRG is heavy.. but if it isn't your lightwind kite it doesn't matter(?). I like it very much


btw, new speed 4 lotus 21m is 3.7 kg (without bar & fly lines). That's lightweight! Lighter kites are great when you travel by airplane..


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