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R5 LE size

Postby yeh, right » Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:11 am

Wawando says the R5 12 LE is the same size as the R4 12 LE.

He'd probably say an Audi A4 is a lot like a Ford Focus. You know, 4 wheels. Panes of glass. Some steel and paint. Pretty much the same.

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Postby Wawando » Sat Oct 23, 2004 9:22 am

I don't understand this post... Look at the pics...

r04 12m vs r05 12m

r04 12m vs r05 16m

The r05 16m has a very thin LE. 12m is the same.

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Postby Janus » Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:15 am

Whats is there that you don't understand?--- sorry Wawando i get it, missed the "original" post, and i dont understand either ---
I saw the R5 12 & 10 in the air yesterday; very quick turning. Can not tell them how they fly.. :-(
The r4 16 (and i think 18 &20 as well) are a bit to slow in turning compared with other R4 sizes, so i guess they solved it with a smaller LE.

Pay attention to this:
I saw some wear on the R5 and checked also that place on my R4: also a little wear (but not as much as on the R5 (due to my riding frequence i guess)) so all R4 & R5 check the place where the LE touches the sailing bat in the tips: you will notice the wear of the seems and if you ride very frequent & in salt water you will see that there are complete holes)
I'm going to tape it, hope that will help.


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Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:50 pm

Hey Wawando !

Could you make the same measurements as we did this spring, on the Rhino5's ?

I mean. like this: phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2299415

I have got Wook3, and will measure on the Skoop4's when they arrive (they are not here yet)
Might take a measure on the Takoon Pro series too, as they are all here.

Out of technical interest - and like said in the thread - dont put anything in these numbers :roll:
They are interesting numbers for comparing changes and differences - but they DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT A KITE's PERFORMANCE !

Think one should measure just besides the struts, so you get the % near all struts, to have sufficiently information, and to confirm the numbers (they should probably be somewhat alike, except for the outer tip maybe...)

If easier - I can copy the highlights into this thread instead ?

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