windmaker wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Another marketing gimmick I heard of lately is Naish advertising the "new" super strong thread used to stitch the leading edge or their kites. Thanks to this "innovation" you can now inflate your kite to 60 +psi. Whatever, thread strength has never been an issue on leading edges even with "traditional" threads, cloth failure yes. Talk about marketing, sounds more like desperation...
You make little sense right now. In one part you say that quality of the material makes the difference, and now that it's marketing. Isn't this a way to make material better? Or is it specifically the dacron?
Same thing goes for the new stronger and stiffer canopy. Naish said exactly how much weight it adds, but that they then could remote the dacron and the sum was a stronger more durable kite that was lighter. If your claim is that weight doesn't matter we'll never agree.
Now when it comes to how the threads are spaced out. Don't you think they have tested that? How does it makes sense that your intuition somehow is better than the people that actually design and produce this stuff?
Also, your blunt blade metaphor makes no sense. Especially since you also argue that the stronger thread makes no difference.
I tend top pump my kites hard, and I'm over the moon happy that naish increased their recommended PSI by this much.