980725 wrote:North applied for a patent on this long ago.
Even if the Buster looks similar to Windwing's SAFE system from a technical point of views the conbinations of details and refinements,John B wrote:The Buster looks similar, however the use of pulleys at the kite would make it loose or very tippy, and even more so with higher attachment points.
We do not use pulley's, but use resistance with higher points on the LE. There are key components to make the system work.
Sloped "wide wingtips" keep the system locked down while riding with min. input. When you need to tip the kite it's there not loose but tight. The static lines also provide rigidity to the LE. in the closed posistion. The "CC" pulley bar provides the resistance and keeps the system tight.
If you did file a PCT in the summer of 02, that gives you a year "03" to form your patent. Please help me out here, where is the #.... I searched..
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