oceanromeo wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:31 am
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Ufo ufo ufo
Ghost if your gonna have a do it all kite
Light wind foiling, ufo so much better
I have only flown the v2, i am not generally a slingshot guy, but the ufo is the best foiling kite ive flown, better than a peak imo
grigorib wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:48 am
Ghost is pretty good. Not as tight looping and generates more power in loops compared to UFO. Also less support in zenith. Fairly light and compact though.
They work well but not as amazing as UFOs are
I concur with the above. I predominately use the UFO but have a 2021 4m Ghost for >20 knots. I also have a 2022 6m Ghost. That is a very nice size kite in the low ‘teens for me at 65 kilos riding a PFI633 front wing. I wouldn’t say that the Ghost is heavier than a three strut kite. Certainly the 4, 6 and 8 aren’t. The single strut of the Ghost might provide a bit more confidence with relaunch in some scenarios? I also think it fly’s a little further forward in the wind window making it slightly better going upwind? There is, however, no getting away from the fact that the 5m UFO is my favourite size and model of kite.
This video provides the weight
The 8M is 5.1 pounds and the 15M is 8.1 pounds
An 8m 3 struts Ocean Rodeo Roam is 4.5 pounds https://oceanrodeo.ca/products/roam-hl-series
An a 14.5 Flite is 6.2 pounds and those are the regular construction not Allula.
The 3 struts will have a much bigger wind range and more rigidity and be lighter. Why would you want to suffer the disadvantages of a single strut and not have the main advantage which is normally the reduced weight.