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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby tkettlepoint » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:18 pm

it will go gummy after a 3-4 days. will not set.

Bille wrote:What kind of pot-life, (@77-deg F) ; do Ya get with that Terrie ?

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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby Slyde » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:23 am

Perchance I have stumbled across the real reason many manufacturers are shunning carbon fibre in favour of aluminium.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRoKnmhGRyQ

Can you believe that someone actually seriously wrote this :-o

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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby Konza » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:23 am

Omg that's so awsome :lol: Just read the full paper. The reference to roadcycling is absolutely hilarious :lol:

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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby windmaker » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:05 pm

WOW :o Anyway, whatever, I think the real reason for kite manufacturers making aluminum foils over carbon is minimal investment and higher profits.

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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby tkettlepoint » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:48 pm

windmaker I agree 110%. cost a lot less for sure. And now some of them are not even using g10 or fiber glass for the wings. doing plastic injection like surfboard fins.

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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby pstkk » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:13 am

windmaker wrote:
Peter_Frank wrote:Aah, okay - same answer: Price :naughty:

Takoon: Carbon
North: Carbon
F-One: Carbon
Slingshot: Carbon
Zeeko: Carbon and Alu
LF: Alu
Cabrinha: Alu

8) PF
Yes thanks but Takoon=Ketos and Slingshot= MHL so they haven't done much apart from re-branding an existing product.

Kudos to North for trying something different...

I hear F-One will also be releasing an alloy foil in the spring.
Same with Slingshot: http://www.realwatersports.com/2016-sli ... de-foil-38

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Re: Kite manufacturers+ aluminum foils

Postby windmaker » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:28 am

Heard that F-One will also be releasing an aluminum foil in the spring.


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