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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby tomtom » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:18 pm

No hi is not. Hi send files to china. Leis production is pretty figured out - from files to kites.

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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby kitexpert » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:21 pm

I guess Drexler dude is too good on hydrofoil, he very probably hasn't spend 2000 hours behind sewing machine and designing kites... He likes to talk a lot though and for sure he is enthusiastic for what he does.

Kite making by yourself is tough, many don't get how tough it is. But eventually it will give you full confidence and understanding how kites work and how they are made. Then you are ready to develop something new or to tailor kites for specific uses.

It is two very different things to make kites as a hobby or do some (small) prototypes than to fabricate them commercially.

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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby foilholio » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:29 am

I have a great respect for the designer of this kite. Despite his limited resources he seems to have dedicated all his effort into the one kite the FreeRS and in so achieve a quite refined product that makes it's owners happy. Comparisons can be made exactly to Greg from BRM, passion for something and singular push got him there. Imagine if multiple designers collaborated on a singular vision, like the whole industry designed a quick release together.

Too many brands in kiting have too many products. It just confuses people and doesn't make it any more fun.

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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby tomtom » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:39 am

Actually he is working on smaller HF oriented CC kite right now. In 4 and 6 size. But there will be no overlap in sizes with FRS. This will be strong wing kite. Main design focus was in this kite - except for obvious stability and drift mellow loop etc. was to have similar handling like bigger kite. I.e. not wasp fast and not too twitchy on sheeting. I think they are successfully beyond prototype phase.

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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby foilholio » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:37 am

Sounds interesting

CC?

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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby tomtom » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:16 am

CC closed cell, SS single skinn. :)

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Re: Kitech Free RS 15m ultra light

Postby foilholio » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:05 pm

ok I feel very stupid now.


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