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12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby Herge_hamilton » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Hi all,

I am after a kite for those 8-14 knt days. I am on a mosses vorace with a 458/ 560 wing selection. About a year of foiling and progressing along. 80kgs

I have options on a hyperlink 12m or a chrono ultralight. 11m.

I have very little foil kite experience hence the hyperlink, but the ultralight appeals as will fly better on the lower wind range.

Given my lack of foil kite experience if I drop the chrono I am less likely to get it up and will be swimming more than I do with my lei.

Any thoughts?

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby plasma180 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:59 pm

Take the Hyperlink, is much easier to handle and it stays long enough in the air, unbelievable nice foil kite

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby Herge_hamilton » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby jakemoore » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:51 pm

I have no experience with a Chrono. A 9m Hyperlink in regular cloth stays in the air easy and works fine for me in the conditions you are after. The number one thing that ends a session for me is landing the kite in wet sand and getting a sandy coating on the kite. I wonder if Ultralight sticks less sand? Lotus cloth was very nice in this department.

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:34 pm

If you want to sort this Sticky cloth out, you can coat the cloth with Nanoprom Seal and Glide. It Works fine and help a bit relaunching as well.

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby handy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:50 pm

the hyperlink is available as ultralight too ! so you have the best of both worlds.

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby Herge_hamilton » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:10 pm

both kites are second hand at the same price, couldn’t afford a new hyperlink ultra light although it would be nice !

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby plummet » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 pm

Both kites are good.
Chrono is slightly better upwind and has a higher top speed.

Hyperlink is slightly more stable with slightly faster turning.

PS I've flown Chrono and hyperlink but not ultralight Chrono

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby Frank Rosin » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:35 pm

Having read through all you said above, I would recommend the Hyperlink.
My personal choice too.

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Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Postby cglazier » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:41 am

I find my Chrono v2 kites easy to fly and I recommend them to anyone (except racers who would want the R1 race kite). Do not buy a used Chrono v1 as it was more of a race kite and less stable.
I have not flown a hyperlink.

:-) CG


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