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Re: Kite brands easy to travel with

Postby Da Yoda » Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:46 am

mashimisha2 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 12:50 am
For hydrofoiling, I am currently designing a bag to carry a pocket hydrofoil board with mast/wing/stab/ and fuselage as well as the kites and harness.
I expect that it will be the size of a small suitcase and weigh less than 11 kg (using Hybrid/Hysper kites and a carbon bar).
It will also have shoulder straps and pockets for accessories.
If anybody has already done this, I would love to see pics.
Check out the Awake VINGA S e-foil board bag. This one is a 59" (150cm) size. They have a VINGA 3 70" and the RAVIK 73" as well. They could be good inspiration for ya. The detachable/storable oversized wheels is a nice touch too. :thumb:
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Re: Kite brands easy to travel with

Postby merl » Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:19 am

mashimisha2 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 12:50 am
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For hydrofoiling, I am currently designing a bag to carry a pocket hydrofoil board with mast/wing/stab/ and fuselage as well as the kites and harness.
I expect that it will be the size of a small suitcase and weigh less than 11 kg (using Hybrid/Hysper kites and a carbon bar).
It will also have shoulder straps and pockets for accessories.
If anybody has already done this, I would love to see pics.
Have you looked at inflatable SUP bags? Usually around 90cm long with wheels and even backpack straps (can hold a 95cm board and mast as they are flexible). I check in one as regular luggage. I put in four hybrid style kites and a 90cm travel board with harness, wetsuit, 95cm foil mast with base, etc. Around 15kg I think, but I usually pack it up to 20kg with other stuff.
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Re: Kite brands easy to travel with

Postby Archer77 » Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:25 pm

Ozone Alpha V2 are very good 1 struts kites, sold in a compression bag

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Re: Kite brands easy to travel with

Postby Wainando » Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:40 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 1:13 am
Wainando wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:39 pm
Well I don't...I would never twintip on a 1 strut kite. Besides that, a 5 strut OR Aluula kite is (way) lighter than a Dacron 3 strut kite. A 3 strut Aluula kite is lighter than a 1 strut Dacron kite. So if you want light packable kites, check Aluula. Only looking at struts is outdated.
Well you probably haven't tried that many 1 strut kites then, shockingly they aren't all the same.

When it comes to packing kites for airline travel weight is an afterthought compared to size, and ditching struts is always your biggest saver. Hell Naish even created a 0 strut kite specifically for travel a few years back called "the Trip".

An Airush Ultra weighs almost the same as a OR Roam but will pack down to a fraction of it's size.
I did, but you just want to be right in this argument. Fine. Go ahead fly a 1 strut kite in 25k+ knots. I would never build my full quiver on 1 strut kites. Just agree Aluula is a weight saver and also packs down smaller due to the thinner struts and LE. But you would not of course. Just trying to help the topic opener here. And I find you annoying. Bye.

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Re: Kite brands easy to travel with

Postby Slappysan » Thu Jan 25, 2024 6:55 pm

Wainando wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:40 pm
Fine. Go ahead fly a 1 strut kite in 25k+ knots. I would never build my full quiver on 1 strut kites. Just agree Aluula is a weight saver and also packs down smaller due to the thinner struts and LE. But you would not of course. Just trying to help the topic opener here. And I find you annoying. Bye.
I fly my 1-strut kites in 8-45 knots and I love them, I'm riding a SB though and not doing any powered loops.

My goal has always been to provide the truth about kite travel to counter your Aluula fanboism.

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Re: Kite brands easy to travel with

Postby edt » Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:57 pm

I'm an aluula fan boy. I just wish I could afford them!


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