Kitech Attila wrote:Hi Everyone!
My name is Attila, I am the Head Designer and CEO of Kitech.
I would like to add a few things to the discussion.
Kitech kites are designed and produced in Europe. During the last twelve years the brand have become popular and well respected. We began to produce the first kites in 2002 and the FLY4 is our 12th series.
We manufacture the FLY4 in 5 different sizes: 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18m. These sizes are actually designed and perfected for the appropriate wind range as they slightly differ in their desing to match the needs for the different wind conditions. The smaller sizes are coming with lower aspect ratios (AR), and lower number of cells, while the larger kites are designed with higher ARs and increased amount of cells. We have been testing all sizes and they work great with hydrofoils due to their exceptional stability and the small amount of wind these kites need to keep them in the Zenith. The FLY4 is, however, an all terrain machine perfect for water, earth and snow.
We put a lot of time and attention to choose the perfect “ingredients” for our kites and we only go with the best possible materials:
The canopy is made of Dominico DOCDO 30 D 40 gr / m2 water resistance.
The bridal is made of a pre-stretched mix of Liros Dyneema lines (70-120-160-250-350 kg), designed and optimized for the load distribution and flying characteristics of the kites and our mixers are using Ronstan ceramic pulleys.
All kites can be used in a wide range of wind conditions. They are easy to set up, launch, fly and and land. As an additional bonus they are super user friendly, durable and low on maintenance needs. Thanks to our special valve system and sawing techniques the internal pressure within the kite stays high for an exceptional long time allowing water re-launch for a very long time. The kites are pointing upwind, and having great downwind characteristics. The combination of the high internal pressure and the low weight of the kites translates into outstanding drifting and slack line stability, which makes this kite a wonderful wave machine. All kites are fast with superb turning speed leading to high jumps and amazing hang time. DON’T forget that the re-entry after jumps will be super soft reducing wear and tear on your hydrofoils and human jointsJ
One more thing! Shops and training centers maybe also interested in our unique trainer kite the SPEEDY, which is a water re-lauchable two line kite. It saves a lot of frustration for teachers and for students alike, as it reduces downtime and also teaches the students beyond the mastering of figure 8s, intuitive re-launch techniques.
The kites are coming complete with the bar and and bag on a very competitive price.
Interested pilots can schedule their demo flight with Kite Hydrofoil Miami (http://www.kitehydrofoilmiami.com).
Happy kiting and foiling!
See you on the water!
CEO and Head Designer
Do you have any footage or photos of your riders kiting in the waves with these kites? I've thought about wave kiting with a foil kite for awhile now mainly because of how much of a pain it is to transport a surf board in addition to kites. All that luggage gets expensive. A foil kite is obviously a great deal more compact. What concerns me though is how durable the kite would be in the event that it went down in the waves and how well it drifts while one's on the wave. There's a difference between kitesurfing in front of or on top of a wave and actually surfing the wave with a kite. That difference is usually how well said kite can handle a lack of constant tension in its lines.