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Delta>Beginner, High Aspect>Advanced??

Postby kazi » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:27 pm

I just thought I'd throw this out there.

Does anyone know why high aspect big boosting kites are considered kites for more experienced riders where delta style kites are better for beginners?

Is it because of the tendency for high aspect kites to overfly the window?

I found this in an advertisement for the switch nitro - "But if you know how to stay upwind, this power tool will quickly take you to the next level avoiding those brown-trouser moments."

It's weird because getting upwind on a deta is much harder than on a high aspect kite, at least comparing the Rise to the Envy
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Re: Delta>Beginner, High Aspect>Advanced??

Postby plummet » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:54 pm

no its because the high aspect kites need to be flown actively to get the most out of them. they are generally not park and ride kites. Also they gain a huge amount of power with aparent wind.

So.... it may feel docile standing on the beach but once you get up to speed.... wowa your holding onto a high speed train.

plus shutting power down on high aspect kites is not as easy as lower aspect. on a low aspect kite you simply let the bar out and you shed most of the power. once a high aspect kite is cranking... she's not slowing down that easily.

The advantages are better upwind, more glide jumping, faster board speed.
disadvantages, harder relaunch, less depower at the bar, not flash down wind, slower turning.

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Re: Delta>Beginner, High Aspect>Advanced??

Postby eree » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:09 pm

kazi wrote:...It's weird because getting upwind on a deta is much harder than on a high aspect kite, at least comparing the Rise to the Envy
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not if you are over 90kg!
all switch kites don't equal high aspect kites, they are rather all low wing profile kites with the different AR.
problem with them they are designed to the airspeed higher than most kiters move on the water in the real life.
same with rise, its profile is lower than envy's one.
what is good for the sheepweight is not good for the heavyweight.
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