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Postby Janus » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:22 pm

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Re: Airwave

Postby eloico » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:21 pm

outperforms a tube kite in any aspect.

these are big words :o

alula simulation software? same name as ocean fabric?

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Re: Airwave

Postby lederhosen » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:55 pm

A kite by goldsmith design, awesome. They build by far the prettiest paragliders.

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Re: Airwave

Postby PabloQ » Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:26 am

It looks a lot like soul, doesn't it?

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Re: Airwave

Postby Horst Sergio » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:55 am

The pictures of the software they show looks pretty much impressive to me, as the title of his study: “Fluid-structure interaction simulations of highly deformable sails.”

Very nice to have such a serious and experienced brand entering foil kite market. :)

I see here many others trying to enter the difficult market of foil kites mostly with only a one trick pony argument as: "We are the cheapest" or "We have the lightest double skin" etc. which not necessarily means too much R&D to be expected, just using cheaper sale structure or lighter cloth which could not just reduce price and weight, but also sustainability.

But Airwave seems to be something completely different.
Come to stay and to hopefully produce some serious development pressure to Ozone and Flysurfer. :thumb:

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Re: Airwave

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm

they need a bigger size though....
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Re: Airwave

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:34 pm

It sure looks pretty. Also it looks heavy but I guess that will depend on what fabric they use. Should mean though it will hold up to abuse well. Interested in seeing the bridle.

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Re: Airwave

Postby Janus » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:49 pm

Toby wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm
they need a bigger size though....
They have.. I’m flying with it.. :lol:

And AL, my paraglider isn’t heavy.. 😎

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Re: Airwave

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:05 pm

Janus wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:49 pm
Toby wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm
they need a bigger size though....
They have.. I’m flying with it.. :lol:

And AL, my paraglider isn’t heavy.. 😎
not THAT big ;-)

Like an 18....

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Re: Airwave

Postby jakemoore » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:08 pm

There is some interesting cell shaping going on here! Even if the planform is reminiscent of the Soul, it is clear Airwave is doing their own work rather than copy paste.
Airwave 1.jpg


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