As I know U R a long time all around kiter, I am suprised U feel this way?
The Cquad may have been an upwind demon in the day. But compared to lei's and race foils in the last 8 years they cquad is wofully terrible upwind. I have kitebuggy raced guys who have been flying C-Quads since before kitesurfing was invented. They are excellent pilots. Possible the the best in the world at flying CQuads. They dont stand a chance!revhed wrote: ↑Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pmAs I know U R a long time all around kiter, I am suprised U feel this way?
At the time, long ago, might still be, nothing would go upwind better than a tuned CQUAD on handles in skilled pilot hands.
I raced buggys with CQUADS and against with many other types a well, but this well before modern depower RAM airs.
The kites penetration is amazing with power, again if piloted correctly.
Kane Hartil, NZ, was the first I ever saw land a double front kite boarding with CQUADS, no harness, handles, back strap seat belt style, no release system.
Like a LLLLLOOONNNNGGGGGG time ago.
I had not considered the "high pressure" tube application possibilities with said design...mmmm
If one could get normal bar depower bridal and mixer and at least a hint of water relaunch, super high pressure LE and STRUTS....maybe...
Every year I go to the worlds oldest kite buggy event called the moose meet. The top NZ buggiers are there and we camp in the remote sand dunes and kite buggy for 5 days. It's freaken awesome. There's pretty much every type of buggy traction kite represented from C-Quad, fixed bridle race kite, arc, open and close cell foils, single skins, leis. Its a realy interested display of kite evolution over the years.revhed wrote: ↑Wed May 27, 2020 12:30 pmTHX,
I kinda thought you would have more info.
I, we flew C quads well before Ram airs on bars and LEIs also not around yet.
I will agree with your views as expressed compairing to newer kites available.
Still would be fun for me for OLD time sake to have some C quads and my kites to test, sometimes sad I sold all mine but storage was a pain.
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