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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby joriws » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:20 am

Loser wrote: You don't see performance-oriented aircraft with soft structures in other areas of flight. Birds, wasps, stunt kites, fighter jets and passenger aircraft are all rigid. Likewise, you should not expect performance kites to be soft.
"Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition".. "Our weapon is surprise.."

Also any information about the actual designer? Elf's Roman? Like Diablo is actually Gin's design.

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:08 am

Covered vents...do they never learn?

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby Bletti » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:09 am

joriws wrote:
Loser wrote: You don't see performance-oriented aircraft with soft structures in other areas of flight. Birds, wasps, stunt kites, fighter jets and passenger aircraft are all rigid. Likewise, you should not expect performance kites to be soft.
"Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition".. "Our weapon is surprise.."

Also any information about the actual designer? Elf's Roman? Like Diablo is actually Gin's design.
North foil kite designed by Kari Eisenhut. Nice guy met him at the hydrofoil protour Rockingham and after around Perth for a month or so where he was riding and testing the design racing, although it's more of a Freeride kite. The guy that designed the north clicker bar was racing in Rockingham using the clicker bar and liked it but I can't remember if Kari used a race trim or clicker.

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby stefarius » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:57 am

Kamikuza wrote:Covered vents...do they never learn?
Whats the problem with covered vents?

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby FrederikS » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:26 am

It is probably an Advance kite design, a few people on the HFPT used them last season. North probably made the price tag and the graphics so it will be double cool and double price awesomerness :P

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby Jzh_perth » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:39 am

stefarius wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:Covered vents...do they never learn?
Whats the problem with covered vents?
In snow, ice crystals form on the mesh that eventually block the airflow, which one would imagine affects internal pressure and therefore stability of the kite.

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby socommk23 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:55 am

Jzh_perth wrote:
stefarius wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:Covered vents...do they never learn?
Whats the problem with covered vents?
In snow, ice crystals form on the mesh that eventually block the airflow, which one would imagine affects internal pressure and therefore stability of the kite.
Not sure its primarily designed for snow kiting. So unlikily to take that into account.

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby socommk23 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:57 am

rtz wrote:How are they oblivious to the Pansh Ace name?
Maybe they dont know pansh exist? No one at my local kiteboarding spot had ever heard of them.

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:22 am

Jzh_perth wrote:
stefarius wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:Covered vents...do they never learn?
Whats the problem with covered vents?
In snow, ice crystals form on the mesh that eventually block the airflow, which one would imagine affects internal pressure and therefore stability of the kite.
Crap on the beach gets stuck in the mesh, can't preinflate easily, can't pull the guts out to fix...Isn't that enough? :D

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Re: North launches a foil kite

Postby socommk23 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:04 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Jzh_perth wrote:
stefarius wrote:
Whats the problem with covered vents?
In snow, ice crystals form on the mesh that eventually block the airflow, which one would imagine affects internal pressure and therefore stability of the kite.
Crap on the beach gets stuck in the mesh, can't preinflate easily, can't pull the guts out to fix...Isn't that enough? :D
Why are you laying the kite on its leading edge to get stuff stuck in it?
Pull guts out by the deflate.
Whats the issue with pre inflation? Ive never pre inflated and never had an issue on launch.
Nothing wrong with mesh over the intakes, gives the kite nice clean lines with it also being able to be structural to spread tension.


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