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Re: Slingshot fkite choice: Space skate 65 vs Infinity 76

Postby Breze » Sun May 05, 2019 5:56 am

A friend of mine had exact the same LE delamination on his space skate 2019. SS gave him a new one :D

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Re: Slingshot fkite choice: Space skate 65 vs Infinity 76

Postby Cefirmeza » Wed May 08, 2019 1:58 pm

Cefirmeza wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:26 pm
For a 65kg kiter seeking for the lightest winds it makes more sense to get one of these bigger wings or a lighter/foil kite?

I have the impression that once I get the kite up in the air the size of the wing is not much of an issue.

Today I ride a 9m sst but need at least a decent breeze to get it going even with longer lines.

So to be able to ride from 7knots at the lake would make much difference getting a H4 wing or the key is taking the step towards a foil kite?

My options today are getting a H4 wing for my hoverglide or a used 12m flysurfer speed5 that I believe would cover more lower end.

Just a quick question: Would a bigger front wing like the H4 give me a better low end or would be better getting a 12m single strut kite?

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Re: Slingshot fkite choice: Space skate 65 vs Infinity 76

Postby grigorib » Wed May 08, 2019 2:47 pm

Cefirmeza wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Cefirmeza wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:26 pm
For a 65kg kiter seeking for the lightest winds it makes more sense to get one of these bigger wings or a lighter/foil kite?

I have the impression that once I get the kite up in the air the size of the wing is not much of an issue.

Today I ride a 9m sst but need at least a decent breeze to get it going even with longer lines.

So to be able to ride from 7knots at the lake would make much difference getting a H4 wing or the key is taking the step towards a foil kite?

My options today are getting a H4 wing for my hoverglide or a used 12m flysurfer speed5 that I believe would cover more lower end.

Just a quick question: Would a bigger front wing like the H4 give me a better low end or would be better getting a 12m single strut kite?
In my experience a large foil wing helps lowend substantially. “Helps” is a wrong word, a larger wing makes the lightwind riding possible.
At all cost I’m avoiding foiling under my 11m and I rather fly my 9m on 30m lines to still have a quicker, playful kite.

Infinity 76 (1534 sq.cm) or Time Code 68 (H1) or Gamma 68 (H2) (1100 and 960 sq.cm respectively) are awesome upgrades to standard Hoverglide set and will eliminate lowend stalling


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