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Postby leoaraka » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:29 am

Had anyone tried this new shape? Is it good or just some crazy design to compete with Naish sigma shape?
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Postby Pappas » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:11 am

Hmmm, looks like funny little add on after thought...

Claim is that it makes the center part of the kite lower aspect. Looks like they really did not go for it in regards to making that happen for real. Although, interesting idea...

Sorry GK, this pointy thing looks like a last second add on. Think they mentioned something like two months or so of R&D in their Surf-Expo video. Righteeooo, eight weeks of testing and right into production...

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Postby Neill » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:55 am

As with all kite designs, time will tell.

If it's significantly better than the 07 i might get one, but the 07 is still the kite that i enjoy flying the most, and it will be hard to beat!

The theory is a sound one, hopefully it works in practice.

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Postby jmopd » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:02 am

Just another "bird" :wink:
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Postby pndLA » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:34 am

slingshot prototype from 2006...
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Postby leoaraka » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:39 pm

Does anyone have more pictures from these wield shaped kites. It would be interesting to see all of them together.

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Postby petercccc » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:25 am

leoaraka wrote:Does anyone have more pictures from these wield shaped kites. It would be interesting to see all of them together.
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Postby tomashenrik » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:17 am

trailing edge looks bow-ish but with a tail sticking out in the middle.... not as orvex as the sigma from naish...... the leading edge is opposite of sigma..... hhhmmmmmm.... weirder shapes in 2008?

any funny shapes from the original bow manufacturers? the latest ultra flat bows from legaignoux's wind-x & EH still look traditional... cabrinhas 2008 also look traditional too....

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Postby Flyer51 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:27 am

They have been testing it for 3 or 4 months, so I think we might be in for a surprise, and I certanly think it looks amazing.
Can't wait to try it.

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Postby Scribbler » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:19 am

2 contrasting approaches,
Hi or Low aspect centre, take your pick...
Would love to ride these back to back with a Helix...
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