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Postby Guest » Fri Sep 20, 2002 10:32 am

Who here has stacked kites before and how is the performance affected... ie response etc.

I know with some kites.. stacking is easier than others. The ARC can be stacked for example and goes quite well.....

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Postby murdoc » Fri Sep 20, 2002 11:44 am

the ARC can be stacked very well.
the stack flies good and can even be relaunched.

the upward pull when the kites are in neutral is immense, but lift for jumping is less than on kite.

tubekites CAN be stacked, i've seen pics and a report.
same kite size and flies not too good. power's more than one kite alone, relaunch nearly impossible.

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:36 pm

There was a big discussion about this on the yahoo forum, thread is called 38.3 SQ meters of Wipika kite WORKS,lots of good info on light wind:

Check it out:


Postby Guest » Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:59 pm

For days with less then 10kn a Stack of ARC 1510 and 1120 works perfekt (nearly 20sqm projected)

At first you think you will not be able to ride, but as soon as the apparent wind kicks in you are riding upwind well powered on a 150-160 Wakeboard in 6kn of wind, also quite nice and floaty transition jumps are possible, normal whiped jumps are nearly impossible because the windspeed is so marginal that the kites do not cross the windwindow fast enough to get them in front again.

for some pictures of stacked arcs try and


If you use a large directional (e.g. Surfactory 198, lorch 205) and are not too heavy (under 80kg) you can get away with any large mid AR kite size 12 (8 proj.) or up and 40m or 45m lines and still be able to ride upwind (constantly sining the kite and therefore generating a lot of apparent wind) in these marginal conditions


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