All the single strut LEI kites do this, it's what makes them drift so well in on shore wind. A 3-5 strut kite maintains rigidity and nose dives in the same conditions. Down side is there is flutter while looping unless you manage the trailing edge tension exactly.
You're writing 7-10 mile day. Did you mean 7-10 knots day?pikovsg wrote: ↑Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:38 amTested the new 15m Ultra on the beach in 7-10 mile day. Promising - other than smaller BRM Clouds, it's the only time I've seen an LEI kite flutter for a few seconds, similar to a foil kite when there's a big lull. Lots of power in the kite, may even be a bit grunty. Remains to be seen, just a beach test. It's definitely the fastest turning 15m I've seen. Comparing to BRM Cloud 17m, OR Flite 17m, Flysurfer Lotus, NOrth Mono 15m, Concept Air Pulsion 12m, Contra 15m and Epic Infinity 16m. This may be the kite I was looking for. Looks like enough power in 7, maybe 6 miles for a hydrofoil. Will be testing more this weekend. Psyched about the possibilities!
Alas for unknown reasons 350,000,000 people West of the Atlantic refuse to join the rest of the world in adopting SI. Our aviation and nautical weather websites report in knots, but our more common websites and even the NOAA report mph to the public. The chance we move away from SI before the year 2020 is zero, no matter how much I'd like to see that happen. We are too busy getting triggered by the BS on Twitter.
Except that no one in the history of ever has said "sea miles per hour."
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