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Re: Kitech FRS

Postby tomtom » Wed May 06, 2020 10:26 am

Hi Foil :) Good old days - yea!
i did some boosting on FRS on TT. It definitely can jump high. Not sure if better or worse than HL - i think it will be ca. same level - but not sure because as you mentioned im riding strapless and have no interested in jumping /nothing bad about it - it just doesn't attract me/. Soul is little bit better jumper than FRS - and probably also HL. I don't like Souls handling though.
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Re: Kitech FRS

Postby lederhosen » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:39 pm

Does anyone have experience with the 27g Version on snow? I thought about getting the 12m FRS for light wind hydrofoil and snowkiting, but have no idea how robust the cloth is.

Even 32g for standardcloth doesnt seem heavy and it might withstand more scrape loops on hard snow.

Someone on Lesfoils measured the 12m ul in 27gr to 1688gr (so light!), has someone weighed the 32g version?

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Re: Kitech FRS

Postby geokite » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:03 pm

I don't have a 32g version of the 12m, only 27g and 40g.
Keep in mind the 32g fabric is the same fabric that flysurfer uses. I have a 6m FRS in 32g, and while I don't have any experience snowkiting, I would think 32g would be fine. I had to take a hard look to really feel any difference.

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Re: Kitech FRS

Postby lederhosen » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:32 pm

Thanks Geokite, is the 32g fabric the silicone stuff that is on the rear part of Peak4?

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Re: Kitech FRS

Postby geokite » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:27 pm

I haven't seen a Peak4 in person, but the fabric that Kitech uses is very slippery. So probably the same. I have felt the fabric on a Soul, and it is the same.

Must be a bitch to sew, which makes the Kitech kites even more of a deal.
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