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Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby kitexpert » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Who is "surfing waves" in ultra light wind? Apparently it is you foilholio. That genre is one of the nichest of niche. All guys I know who kite surf waves do it when it is nuking, they all use small LEI kites.

My light wind kiting has been mostly on snow/ice, it is mostly just cruising around in nice weather. Small jumps, upwind turns and some tricks like deadmans turns are/may be possible then. If it very low it is just a struggle to get back where you started without walk of shame. Problem and challenge always is you don't know if there is knot or two more or less wind until you go and try, then you have either a nice light wind session or are just wasting your time. On the water I don't do it that much, I see it too much as for seeking troubles, but still I've done kiting without whitecaps quite a lot. With hf my revelation wasn't I can kite in extremely low winds but how effortless ride it gives.

I'd like to see a 360 on a single skin kite (I meant while using it for traction, not running through it). It may be a tough challenge because single skin kites sit deeper in the WW than other kites. I guess I'll try it this winter season, then we will know if it is possible or not.

Most important for me is how kite performs. My criteria for performance is "traditional", but somehow it fits very well with kites like Soul and hopefully this Capa.

It is unfortunate how expensive new material kites are but it is also worth remembering they offer a significant improvements, not only for weight.

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:27 pm

BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH KARI EISENHUT

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In our eyes, the 2020 Duotone CAPA is a new foil kite that redefines the benchmark of easiness : performance : balance ratio. Working with our Head Engineer from ADVANCE, we developed the CAPA; a specific and highly advanced design that blends aerodynamic performance features from both kite and paragliding design in order to deliver a foil-specific design to complement the 2020 Duotone line of kites.


https://www.duotonesports.com/kiteboard ... -eisenhut/

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby aniva » Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:25 pm

Will Duotone Click Bar 2021 work with Duotone Capa? No answer anywhere though bar and a kite from the same company...

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby juanpasala » Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:32 pm

They do, but clickbar is not optimum as the depower throw is not as large as the capa could handle.

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby aniva » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:50 pm

Click bar throw is largest in class I believe 60cm at least so throw would be least concerns, what throw Capa needs, longer than the humans arm, come on…

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby Smartarse88 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:49 pm

aniva wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:50 pm
Click bar throw is largest in class I believe 60cm at least so throw would be least concerns, what throw Capa needs, longer than the humans arm, come on…
That's not what Juan means. The bar 'depower' throw (like sheeting with a Windsurfer) is large with a Clickbar...
The trim throw (normally called the depower by most kiters, and what the click part is repsonisble for) is normal/small with a clickbar - ideal for LEI's. Bars designed for foil kites normally have a pulley arrnagement so that the trim range is much larger.

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby leepasty » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:02 pm

Yes click bar works great especially with the 14m line option (12+2) or even 12m on smaller sizes 😀

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby airsail » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:54 pm

Smartarse88 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:49 pm
aniva wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:50 pm
Click bar throw is largest in class I believe 60cm at least so throw would be least concerns, what throw Capa needs, longer than the humans arm, come on…
That's not what Juan means. The bar 'depower' throw (like sheeting with a Windsurfer) is large with a Clickbar...
The trim throw (normally called the depower by most kiters, and what the click part is repsonisble for) is normal/small with a clickbar - ideal for LEI's. Bars designed for foil kites normally have a pulley arrnagement so that the trim range is much larger.
The pulley arrangement actually reduces the trim range, you need to pull more trim to get the same amount of depower as a no pulley system. What the pulley does is allow more purchase to depower a large foil kite when loaded up. It is almost impossible to trim a big foil kite when heading upwind without a pulley system, you need to ease off, adjust, then back on the power, not great when racing.

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Re: Duotone Introduces The Capa - Freeride Foil Kite

Postby leepasty » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:38 pm

No prob on Click bar.
Only disadvantage is in leeward mark rounding when fully lit but if you’re racing you are not going to be on the capa anyway 😉


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