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BOEMIX
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The higher aspect ratio one-strut kite?

Postby BOEMIX » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:33 am

After my last swim with my 15m foil kite (my back still hurts!) I'm seriously thinking to swap my light wind foil for a one-struter.

The main problem is that I really like the abundace of power and lift of foil kites in light wind and I'm not sure if any one strut can match it.

Assuming that they are kites with very different charasteristics, which one strut kite has the most higher aspect ratio right now? (= closer to foil kite feeling).

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Re: The higher aspect ratio one-strut kite?

Postby tomtom » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:39 am

Voyager Light-Speed 12m²

http://stormkitesurfing.net/ It was build for this particular reason

BOEMIX
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Boards: Naish Bullet 5,4, Shinn Ronson 138x42, King Gee 150x50, Ketos Foil freeride2 and Transformer TT
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Re: The higher aspect ratio one-strut kite?

Postby BOEMIX » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:58 pm

Wow! Everything is invented nowadays!

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Re: The higher aspect ratio one-strut kite?

Postby BJkitesurf » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:29 pm

Foiling on Airush Ultra 12 in 7-12 knots.... :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: The higher aspect ratio one-strut kite?

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:54 pm

BOEMIX wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:58 pm
Wow! Everything is invented nowadays!

Yes, I think the Voyager Light-Speed is the only one, at least I know of :thumb:

Most or all others are quite low AR, compared - and feels like that too in every way, both good and bad :wink:

8) Peter


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