funalex wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 18, 2023 4:01 pm
The depower of the kestrel is special, because the kite won't surge with an instant power spike like others would do...
Similar to the idea they had on the flysurfer speed 3 - but there it was adjustable?
From the manual:
"A distinctive feature of the Speed3 is the Valve placed in the middle. This allows the behaviour of the kite to change during Depower (DEPOWER PERFORMANCE ENHANCER). You can reach the inner side of the Valve by pulling the Valve inside out and adjust the Valve
with the help of the Velcro:
Velcro open/open Valve
; The kite feels faster by depowering and the profile is more efficient in wind. The kite produces more pull because of the increased glide ratio. This adjustment is the preferred adjustment for achieving maximum performance. (Low wind performance, hangtime and speed)
Velcro closed/Valve closed
: in closed condition, the profile is dented when depowering and
the ‘depower’ feels more direct, because the kite accelerates less. The structure here is similar to a bow kite. This adjustment is recommended for wave riding, learning new tricks
and for those who prefer a very direct depower effect. The Velcro can be closed in steps to
1/3 open and closed. In this way, you can adjust to your preference."