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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:30 pm

br44 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:34 pm
purdyd wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:58 pm
I flew the 3 m in 15 knots not really practical you have to keep it moving. Really keep it moving 20 knots is more practical. I really would like a 4 m
On what wing? Average weight?
Perhaps a bigger wing could make 15 knots work?
I suppose with smooth water snd s bigger wing andlighter weight you could maybe make it work.

I did it on my 800 wing, at 170 lbs, I have a 4m ghost and it would have been fine. And I was nicely powered on the 5m ufo.

The nice thing was it got me warmed up but was a lot of work, the kite is fast and has a decent dive so it can get you up but you only have. 3m of stuff to pull you if you don’t move it, you will not be getting enough pull.


I agree with Grigorb, the ghost is a more normal feeling kite. The 4m ghost is 50 grams heavier than the 5m ufo so still pretty light and a lot of fun but it is not the same as the ufo.

So could you make a 5m and 3m ufo work? Sure but beyond the difference in power there is a big difference in speed.

So example coming from the 4m ghost to 3m ufo not so much of a big deal, coming from the 5m ufo to the 3m ufo, well that requires some adjustment.

That is one thing I think board riding Maui really got right (besides a bag with no zippers) with their cloud, is constant percentage change in kite sizesl

2m gaps between all of the kites doesn’t make much sense to me.

So write to slingshot and tell them to make a 4m ufo.

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby oregonkiter » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:29 pm

^^^

Excellent summary and suggestions here. SS has a grand slam with the UFO, so bring on the 4m please.

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby jakemoore » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:56 pm

4 would be a nice size.

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby rtz » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:29 am

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Re: Slingshot UFO

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:53 am

BJkitesurf wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:22 am
So d2 on the v1.1 and d1 canopy on ufo v1? Can’t imagine that is much difference in weight,

Pro kiteboarding was saying it was only a color change.

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:12 am

The 3m is really small.
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby wavy navy » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:21 pm

How do you attach the pump to the bag? The straps are too small...

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:43 pm

I use a compression bag with 5/7/9 in it and I can attach bar to the side of it by the pump stays in a bag with other things

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby wavy navy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:40 am

@grogorib: that's no option for me cause they'd get stolen. I can only carry one kite to the beach.


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