My point with the depower was not that we need more than bows. But that it might be possible to get the safety of "drop the bar loose the power" that bows and sle are so popular for but retain the fly characteristics of the C kite.surfingwithkites wrote:munteruk writes, "I hope they've come up with a design that progresses the sport and leads to better performing kites."
I think we all hope for this but will it be true? Do kite companies make kites based on performance or projected sales? I think Naish has more integrity than most companies out there but some obvious questions pop into my mind.
It's great for Naish if it truly offers performance advantages but more depower? How much fuckin depower do you need? Will all those angle joints be more prone to failure? Is it expensive to make? Will lines get caught in those notches when the kite is down in the waves? Will it be seen as a gimmick in a crowded bow market? Will it twist and tangle on itself? Big gamble by Naish I'd say. Hope it works good and it's good to try all the possibilities so more power to em for sticking their neck out there but...........
The more variations of the bow/sle/hybrid I see the more I like my four line C. I'll give one an honest try if I get the chance though. Wonder how it flies on a fixed bar.
Actually I think looked like more than cosmetic changes. The kite didn't seem to have much curving parts, I guess except the end of the leading edge...which makes the canopy really stiff.surfingwithkites wrote:helix looks like cosmetic changes on what is being made now. Heins idea looks theoretically cool and at least it is different
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