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Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby mattin » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:54 pm

Has anyone tried the new kaupter xt falcon foilkite?
Seems extremely light and looks quite nice.

https://en.kauper-xt.com/kopie-von-k-i-t-e

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:15 pm

mattin wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:54 pm
Has anyone tried the new kaupter xt falcon foilkite?
Seems extremely light and looks quite nice.

https://en.kauper-xt.com/kopie-von-k-i-t-e
Interesting and I would also like to know. Their bar isn’t very foil kite friendly and I’m doubtful about this but we shall see. More competition is always great.

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby a99 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:55 pm

Interesting, if it is double skin than weight is really quite imprsessive comparing with the price. Still i don’t understand where is point to make double skin for foiling? If it is such ultra light weight than much high and big jumps dedicated. Much better for foiling goes single or hybrid kites if without jumping.

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby Regis-de-giens » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:29 am

Like for the pulsion with about same weight, you should be able to jump ! And relaunch better than a single skin even in 6 knots, and more speed/fun during the ride.

I like this Falcon and would like to try !!!!

Curious about the aspect ratio...

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby leeuwen » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:11 am

a99 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:55 pm
Still i don’t understand where is point to make double skin for foiling? If it is such ultra light weight than much high and big jumps dedicated. Much better for foiling goes single or hybrid kites if without jumping.
As I understand it most single skin (peak) enthusiasts don’t like the larger ones ( >5m ) because they are so boring to ride.
Also single skins are very good at some things like drift but I understand it’s pretty darn hard to learn new things on because it provides so little lift Eg during tacks/ foot switches etc.
Also relaunch is probably easier with double skin

I only have tube kites (at the moment) but it seems people prefer double over single skin and vice versa depending on what conditions and they want to do. So I would say there is a market for both.

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby cor » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:53 pm

Interesting, but I am concerned that the weight savings also come with more fragility. A light kite is of no use if it´s in repair all the time.

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby dave1986 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:18 pm

Will we ever see foil kites made from Aluula!?

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby leeuwen » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:06 pm

I don’t think it’s impossible to have an aluula foil kite at some point. They were saying it was possible to make an aluula ripstop equivalent.
However the current aluula gold version is still a lot heavier compared to ripstop and therefore is “just” a Dacron replacement.
So it’s probably still many years before they make a ripstop replacement, make it in enough quantities and have it at a price that manufacturers will consider it for designing a foil with it.

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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby kitexpert » Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:57 pm

Good looking mid AR kite. Cell count is 39.

Fabric must be extremely light weight if 11m kite weighs less than 1,5kg. Design of kite is typical - but not cheap or simple - which makes both light weight and fair price even more respectable. I must say I am pretty impressed now and looking forward to more details and user reviews etc of this kite

Definitely :thumb:
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Re: Kaupter XT Falcon

Postby Nem0 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:42 pm

Delivery did not started yet!
Only preordering!


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