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Same model kite, changes from inflatable to foil in larger sizes

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Same model kite, changes from inflatable to foil in larger sizes

Postby Matteo V » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:55 pm

Here's the scenario:

Kite designed for wave riding with SURFboard or twin-tip, not for foiling. At 12m and below, the kite model is an inflatable with struts. At 15m and above, the kite model is change to closed-cell foil.

I was thinking about this looking at the Capa thread. There have been a few foil kites that I have owned and or flown that have very similar characteristics and flight controls to inflatables, and vice versa.

So I would think that, from a marketing perspective it might be somewhat suicidal (or genius), it could be a legitimate way to continue a kite model into the larger sizes. The only requirement is that the feel and inputs / outputs from the kite would need to be extremely similar.

Anybody else think the same thing?
Last edited by Matteo V on Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Same model kite, changes from inflatable to foil in larger sizes

Postby tomtom » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:13 pm

no

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Re: Same model kite, changes from inflatable to foil in larger sizes

Postby grigorib » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:16 pm

No


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