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Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

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Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

Postby Osprey1 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:17 am

Has anyone tried boosting on the cloud D0 or D1 single strut? How does it compare to other single struts such as the Mono or Ultra?

I ride the Naish Trip when foiling now and I switched from the Cloud .5 because it was a better jumper but I do like the feeling of Cloud kites. If boosting performance has improved I may go back. Thanks

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Re: Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

Postby bigtone667 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 am

IMHO....The 0.5s were not so jump friendly, but the D's are great.

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Re: Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

Postby Dwight » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:38 pm

Have you tried the Boxer? I went from Gong strutless to Boxer. Making the switch, I was worried I would loose the magic feel of a strutless kite, but I did not. I did gain jumping, range, and better relaunch. I’m pleasantly surprised by how strutless the boxer feels, without the drawbacks of strutless.

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Re: Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

Postby Rolavi2 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:12 pm

+1 on the new Naish Boxer for freeride Foil.

I have 10m and love it.

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Re: Cloud D1 good for boosting on foil?

Postby PD Gorby 67 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:35 pm

From what I saw on the BRM website, the Cloud D1 is similar to the Boxer, in that the Strut is only connected to the leading and trailing edges, and not the canopy.

The Cloud Ds appear to flutter much less than the Boxer. So they should be a more refined kite to fly.

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