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Re: Slow 7m kite

Postby RalfsB » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Flying speed depends a lot on the setup; a depowered kite may get very jumpy, a powered one is usually slower. I have a 7m Rhino that used to be very scary with my usual bar and line length setup. I added about 10cm to front lines and now the kite is much more controllable and has steadier pull.

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Re: Slow 7m kite

Postby john a » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:49 am

You need a kind kite (deep canopy) with tuning possibilities on the the wing tip and a small bar. The new Kahoona has it - you can put it on B setting and it will be slower and the kite is still kind enough and very predictable. I can do my passes even on the 5,5 and I never thought i would have a chance ;) The setting helps - you can have both a fast and a "slow" kite ;)
But in a small kite even more important is that it´s easy flying...

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