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GK Sonic - struts?

Postby rene q » Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:39 pm

It seems like the GK Sonic on some pictures only have 5 struts and on some pics 7 struts (with the two outer struts pretty close to each other).
Has the design been changed on its way, is it due to 2 diff. sizes, or have I just not looked close enough at the pics?

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Postby lesbian horse » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:02 pm


Only pics that are around atm are of the 11 which is certainly just 7. Although as you say the last 2 are very skinny and close together. Because of the bend of the kites tips you can't see the last strut on most photos.

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Postby Traxspeed » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:38 pm

There are some pics on the GK website showing early versions having only 5 struts.
The final version has 7.

I can pic up mine next week, yuhuuu ....


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Postby GK » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:24 pm

If you look close at the 5 strut (prototype) pictures, you can see a slight
billow in the canopy. Mat added the additional struts to eliminate this
problem and make the kite more responsive. Now they're rock solid.


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