Peert wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:50 pm
Some kites don't allow riders with a little bit more mass to turn the kite quickly without folds...
I had that just on one particular kite (blade). Nice kite but quick turn with my 85 kgs and a fold (on the 7m)...
Hear bigger guys 100+ say that this is a common trait atv their weight as kites are designed for 75kgs riders.. pumps help...
Oddly enough - I've seen something similar happen with a couple of other kites also designed by MOMI (a hint: brand's name starts with an "E" and the owner is full of sh@t).
In first case - it was a 9m, purchased used by a buddy and although at first everything seemed normal and the kite has been flying great - after a few sessions it started to fold into itself under load - a jump for instance or when a gust hits. Just folds in halves often followed by an inversion.
In second case - it was my personal 13m kite purchased brand new. Never tomahawked or abused in any way, never even crashed. After about 12-15 sessions it started to fold one of the wingtips whenever turned aggressively (which includes downlooping) and sometimes during jumps.
In either of these cases - the original kite manufacturer was of no sound help.
I've personally measured and re-measured bridles of both kite to make sure that everything is even and found nothing outside of reasonable tolerances.
At the end we blamed the kite's canopy stretch and and overall unprofessional design. It was easier to unload these and other kites from that particular company in our possession, eat our losses and go shop elsewhere - than to deal with the "above and beyond" service provided by that spectacular kite brand.