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Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby SalmonSlayer » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:29 am

Which kite companies made large Kites after 2005. I am looking for 20m+ and preferably 25m.

I want it for hooking up to a catamaran.

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby GraemeF » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:31 am

The Slingshot Machine was being made back then 17, 22.5 & 25 mtr as I recall, with a five line trim and battened leech. How to be overpowered in 6 knots, hook up to one of those, ride the glide weighing only 67 kgs, get a puff of 7 knots and lose an edge......

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby wave2kite » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:49 am

Hi,

I got a new JN WildThing 20. Never used, still in its back. Very powerful, very stable. The WT sounds ideal for what you want to use it.

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby Rorke » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:52 pm

Relaunching might be more challenging with a c kite.
The quicker drifting of a cat and trying to get her to the edge of the window are two thing that come to mind.

The Waroo was made in a 20m.
The Liquid Force Assault was made in a 19m.

The Waroo flew better for sure. Not sure about relaunch with either in this size.
The Assault had a 2:1, which may have advantages for your use, but I can't think of any.

Post pics when you get dialed in!

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby bay surfer » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:09 pm

North Rhino 2 20M, sweet kite!

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby Slappysan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Why do you specifically want a big kite?

Older bigger kites will not have as good upwind ability as newer big (but not as big) kites. So unless this is for a weird custom spinnaker style kite for your boat then it's a waste of time.

Get a Core Riot 19XR2LW if you actually want to sail your boat around.

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby SalmonSlayer » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:40 pm

Slappysan wrote:Why do you specifically want a big kite?

Older bigger kites will not have as good upwind ability as newer big (but not as big) kites. So unless this is for a weird custom spinnaker style kite for your boat then it's a waste of time.

Get a Core Riot 19XR2LW if you actually want to sail your boat around.


I have 3m, 9m, 10m, 14m and 16m. I was thinking that we may need a larger kite too. I was hoping there was some kites that were fairly efficient up wind such as a Waroo (good enough for me). At least it would be good enough to get going. I suspect that towing a catamaran around will create more line tension and off the shelf kite gear may fail. I prefer to rip up inexpensive kites while the learning curve is steep and potentially costly. It is just for fun too. If it gets more serious then i get more picky about performance.

thank you to all for the suggestions

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby chipmunk » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:38 pm

I have a 28m Monkey kite as new will take some photos and post them if you like
But where are you ??

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby SalmonSlayer » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:40 pm

chipmunk wrote:I have a 28m Monkey kite as new will take some photos and post them if you like
But where are you ??


Seattle Washington USA

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Re: Looking for the largest LEI kite made after 2005

Postby chipmunk » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:00 pm

Found this video it’s not Me but you can see the kite in it
Could be a problem getting it over to the USA :?:



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