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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby marlboroughman » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:11 am

Generally try freeride kite that flies far upwind in the wind window. The best kites ever made with this gust eating quality were five line Ozones. Try one if you still find a guy on it who knew how to maintain the line length on them. The fronts used to stretched on them so they became dead after first season with no maintenance. They don't make them with five lines anymore so it is not the same. Four line bridles are on and off and don't have the same smooth power delivery.
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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby grantman54 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:11 am

Twah, did you just change your name or something? Cuz there always is one poster that shows up every couple of months on here stating they are a "progressive rider", 4 line C kites are the best kite and you are a girl if you fly anything else, and wakestyle is the only style. I have nothing against any of those styles, as with most people on here, but its the way your ignorance and arrogance flames in every post that pisses everyone off. If you haven't noticed from everyone else's replies, your not making anyone happy here.
Let me buy you a Happy Meal. (
hey twee,
maybe your next "progressive" (barf barf ) challenge
will be how to not take your little young self so seriously.
kiting is not a serious thing after all, kiddo, it's a leisure activity.
Relax.
Wow, what an angry young man !

So much anger, so much pain !
Maybe a good psychologist could help relieve your childhood trauma !
Always fun to watch the new bulls come into the herd and try to establish their place in the world.
Keep trying. You'll get there one day. Until then, keep charging! (but, pay your own damn bills....)
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Boardsports enthusiasts?.....you have no idea where most of these people come from.
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Nobody knows, including you, if you will still be doing boardsports in ten years much less thirty.
You are not new, you are not different.....this has all been done long before you showed up.
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here has to be fifty guys on this forum who would love the chance to meet you face to face.
Do you run your mouth like that to real live people?
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Drop the attitude dude


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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby Wisha » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:00 am

from my experience (inflatables) the deltas are a lot better in the Gusts??

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby experienced1 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:57 am

The Cabrinha crossbow needs to be at or near the top of the list for eating gusts.
7 struts, ridgid frame, rigid canopy, lotsa range, moderate aspect ratio.
Steve

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby Gigi;) » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:40 am

Hi,

maybe my 2 cents... I'd say that the kite with not too low aspect ratio with a good forward momentum and more opened arc could be the winner. Also helps how deep profile kite have and where is located... normally, the kite with pulley in the bridle eats gusts smoother.

One new example of how the pulley change some stuff on the kite is new Hadlow Pro 2011 kite (BTW I've done that on my old C kite several years ago!).

SO, many factors are involved.

IMO finding the best gust eating kite is PIA - you will probably never find the best gust eating kite... Maybe better Q would be which kite is more stable (less nervous) in that conditions?

experienced1 from my experience Cabrinhas are not so good gust eaters as you'd think.
experienced1 wrote:The Cabrinha crossbow needs to be at or near the top of the list for eating gusts.
7 struts, ridgid frame, rigid canopy, lotsa range, moderate aspect ratio.
Steve

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby dansheridan » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:01 pm

I'm with steve on this one.
the CB's eat the punchy gusts like crazy.
huge difference than my kahoonas V2's
they don't mind being out of there wind range too.
now i find there is a difference between gusts and turbulent gusts.
a lot of kites can handle gusts but turbulent swirling violent fast gusts i find the more struts the better.
or at least one good center strut.
strutless centers seem to flap around a lot.
i bet snowkiting people will not like low strut kites when they snowkite in fields this winter.
turbulence around the trees will kick there asses.
just an observation.

dan

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby Gigi;) » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:25 pm

well we just love snowkiting with 3 and 4 strut kites here on our local spot! (believe me, here turbulent gusts 5-20,25kts can be quite common)

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dansheridan wrote:I'm with steve on this one.
the CB's eat the punchy gusts like crazy.
huge difference than my kahoonas V2's
they don't mind being out of there wind range too.
now i find there is a difference between gusts and turbulent gusts.
a lot of kites can handle gusts but turbulent swirling violent fast gusts i find the more struts the better.
or at least one good center strut.
strutless centers seem to flap around a lot.
i bet snowkiting people will not like low strut kites when they snowkite in fields this winter.
turbulence around the trees will kick there asses.
just an observation.

dan

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby stauter » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:39 pm

I concur with Steve and Dan.
Being and older RIder, 50+, with slow reflexes a stable kite especially in gusts is a must and the Crossbow fills the bill perfectly. find your nearest dealer and take one for a demo. You won't be disappointed.
Craig

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:47 pm

Venom 2 ...? ;)

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Re: Which kite eats up gust?

Postby voodoospirit » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:27 pm

yeah, PL kites with loose straps....

on the other hand, like a previous post, manp peeps don t edge with the board and only rely on the depower bar.....a sad mistake.


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