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 Post subject: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Interesting to see to what level Pete and the crew at Cabrinha goes through to test the durability of the kites. The slow motion video is cool to see how much the LE flexes and absorbs the impact. I guess this is one time where pulling in on the bar at impact is OK.

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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Interesting to see to what level Pete and the crew at Cabrinha goes through to test the durability of the kites. The slow motion video is cool to see how much the LE flexes and absorbs the impact. I guess this is one time where pulling in on the bar at impact is OK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-nSeWe ... r_embedded
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Yes it is incredible to see how different companies test the durability of their kites. This is how we do ours.



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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:05 pm 
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This durability test is better :D



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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Give me that kite and I bill break it within 3 tomahawks on the water Physics will tell you due to surface tension the kite will break on water way way easier that on the sand. The soft sand actually has lots of shock absorption characteristics and the uneven surfaces of the maui sand will easily absorb the flex of the leading edge as it crashes. I challenge cabrinha to try this in the water, I have ripped at least 3 of my own cabrinha kites on the water from tomahawking. I call false advertising.


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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:12 pm 
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ehmm wouldnt it be better if you take a few extra lessons before you buy expensive kites which you obviously cant keep flying in the air. :roll:
I see it a lot with new kiters on their first day aswell... :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:19 pm 
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jteabird wrote:
Give me that kite and I bill break it within 3 tomahawks on the water


jteabird is rite. Nothing is necessarily wrong with a kite if it busts up on a tomahawk, they just weren't trying real hard to break it. Wouldn't be good advertising, lol. I sure do miss my cabrinha black tip.

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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:26 am 
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Geronimo79 wrote:
@Jteabird

ehmm wouldnt it be better if you take a few extra lessons before you buy expensive kites which you obviously cant keep flying in the air. :roll:
I see it a lot with new kiters on their first day aswell... :naughty:

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Seriously dude ?? I have been kiting for almost 8 years and have thousands of hours on the water riding freestyle and big waves in Maui. I'm not hating on the kites or the company. I'm just saying the test in the soft uneven fluffy sand is not in any way the same as crashing it on the flat water. When crashing it on the soft uneven sand the flex in the leading edge Will absorb the shock. When smashing it on the flat water surface tension will transmit the energy up the leading edge and up the canopy and it will tear. I'm challenging them to smash the kite on the water and see how long it will last ?? Somebody will be swimming in very soon ...


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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:33 am 
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Here goes ANOTHER PIMPIN BS Thread!!!! :desperado: :desperado: :desperado: :desperado: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday:


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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:40 am 
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I do agree with Mr.jteabird. The sand will despairs the impact better then hitting the water with full force. Because hitting the water is like hitting concrete. But still that was a good test.
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 Post subject: Re: Cabrinha Crash testing kites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:43 am 
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@ JT seriously? hell no ^^ didnt the smileys give that away?
But seriously try and crash kites less.. its so costly :lol:


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