Anonymous wrote:I have a friend who is a pro sewer that said to me
to bring him my hardly used not much value ARX 19.5 kite
he will measure a new 2003 kite and redisgn my old 2001 ARX
like a 2003 kite ( Rhino2 20, BT20 , x2 20 ... )
Im not convince is it a matter of design only ?
what else ?
( 1 thing I know is the addition of struts, but what are the affect of that addition ? )
I dont understand the question ?
Of course it is the design, 100%.
Adding struts is design too.
And like stated above, every little detail of the kite is important for the total impression.
He can not make your ARX behave like a Rhino2 20 or X2 20 - as they have totally different profiles and front thickness, so all of the struts has to be replaced and resewn, and the front has to be replaced too.
It would be much easier to sew a new kite from the start...
And then you could just as well buy one !
He might be able to change some characteristics yes - but only a few of them - and it can not be changed to an X2 f.ex.
But like you say - it is not much value, so it might be worth a shot yes.
If it can get better turning capabilities (which is the one thing that might be possible to change by sewing), you have a winner