You can see the bend on masts here and by tensioning a line between the tips, even more bend could be induced - especially if a kite spar consisted of two mast top halves joined at the centre of the LE.
tilmann wrote:Its very simple: All we need are thinner tubes (at least half the diameter than now) and less belly in the sail.
First advantage: the the kite would have less drag.
Second advantage: the kite can eat the gusts better - ...
Third advantage: You can use better boards if you have better kites. ...
Fourth advantage: If no depower is needed, it means less "work" at the bar ...
Technically we just need more air pressure in the tubes to reduce diameter. So the tubes must be enforced - we need a completely new tube technology !
I hope in a few years we will only laugh (or vomit) at the big blown-up sausages we use now
tilmann wrote:Technically we just need more air pressure in the tubes to reduce diameter. So the tubes must be enforced -[b] we need a completely new tube technology !
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