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Takoon wingtip battens ???

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Postby Kite:Life » Thu Jul 18, 2002 4:44 pm

Thanx... not mutch but right on the subject! i suppose the wippika and takoon should be pretty much the same kite...

now the qustion is why the tip bladders are not placed in the same spot on the 8,4 and the 11,8...


Postby Guest » Thu Jul 18, 2002 7:39 pm

Wipika and Takoon are very different kites as she blows. Takoon has very small struts and leading edge and is very light weight. Wipikas are heavy with huge struts etc. Airblast is also higher aspect ratio.

Don't know why the wipi 11.8 has no tip struts, seems odd.

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Postby aklbob » Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:36 am

Late 2001 wipika 11.8 kites had tip battens, but early ones had them further up from the tips. The 8.4 also had different positioning depending on when your bought it. The 8.4 initially came as a 5 strut!!

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