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by Hansen Design
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: This is unfair from Seabreeze.com.au
Replies: 177
Views: 15727

Re: This is unfair from Seabreeze.com.au

@ Corbett: I am not Switch. I do not own Switch. I design kites. Not bars. Bar issues are handled by customer service in NZ 24/7. Do an on-line search for 'kite bar recall.' You will find plenty across many brands. No one in the sport wants anyone injured. A wise person once said: "Assume best inten...
by Hansen Design
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: This is unfair from Seabreeze.com.au
Replies: 177
Views: 15727

Re: This is unfair from Seabreeze.com.au

@taut: The ones feeling superior ('haters') either pay more, get a 'deal' on traditional brands or have an agenda. Switch is a step up. And, a great value dealing 24/7 one-on-one with the people who make them. From last Seabreeze discussion: Ok a positive switch comment. Love my switch legacy, I rod...
by Hansen Design
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kites ripped from edge to edge more happening?
Replies: 29
Views: 3488

Re: Kites ripped from edge to edge more happening?

Hello Plummet:
All of them.
The Helium, being a light-air kite, does not have #3. Also, to save weight, #5 & #6 are reduced in size.
Cheers!
by Hansen Design
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kites ripped from edge to edge more happening?
Replies: 29
Views: 3488

Re: Kites ripped from edge to edge more happening?

Crashes will happen. Some are so severe that damage is probable. Yet, outside of kite geometry, plenty can be done to reduce chordwise tears. Unfortunately they add to the production time and material cost. 1 - TE reinforcement 2 - Patches at each seam on TE 3 - Extra duty double ripstop material or...
by Hansen Design
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Marc Jacobs at North Kite now ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7730

Re: Marc Jacobs at North Kite now ?

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by Hansen Design
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon
Replies: 37
Views: 6696

Re: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon

Hello Foilholio: No. It was done mostly with students working on academic programs. An extensive internet search will dig up a number of papers. Of particular interest are the L/D considerations on 'C'-shaped parachute wings (used for dropping tanks out of airplanes?) Turns out 'C' kites are probabl...
by Hansen Design
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon
Replies: 37
Views: 6696

Re: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon

@Helium Riders - Glad to hear it! :thumb: @ Pullstrings - Let's be clear. I said nothing about Core 19. The true weights, actual and projected area of other lightwind kites are mostly unknown. Average Joe did take the trouble of weighing some kites. Kudos to them for attempting to make a scientific ...
by Hansen Design
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon
Replies: 37
Views: 6696

Re: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon

Hello All: This subject came up on this board when the Helium 18sqm was released. A comparison was done across brands on a number of kites (where the data exists.) At 4.595kg, it was middle of the road on weight/proj-area. At 3.9kg, the same applies to the Helium 15.5. The Heliums are by no means he...
by Hansen Design
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon
Replies: 37
Views: 6696

Re: New 2016 Helium Light Wind Kite 15.5m &18m Coming Soon

Hello Randy and others: For the record, we did test a Cloud in Hawaii. And, we do check out everything. Interesting kite. Kudos to Greg for what he has done. We objectively learned what it could and could not do. We all work hard to improve and Greg surely does. I respect him as a designer. Hopefull...

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