Introducing The Fly
SUPER LIGHT WIND FUN WITH THIS TWO-STRUT DESIGNTarget: Designed for fun in light to marginal wind conditions.
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The Fly goes in virtually no wind and is incredibly fun to ride. Its exceptionally light weight is primarily the result of removing the center strut. In doing this, the center section of the canopy performs like a spinnaker and generates incredible power in light wind.
The Fly uses the Park's proven easy-handling design, which gives it superior turning ability, but it incorporates more overall sweep, which helps the Fly relaunch in marginal wind conditions.Design Characteristics:
The power of an 18 with the turning of a 12
Based on the proven Park platform
Two strut design
Superior water relaunch in light winds
Includes 10m extension linesFLY TECH: THE TWO-STRUT DESIGN
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Lighter weight: Better low-end
Center section expands: Sheet-in and go, and better low end
Mini battens: Profile stability at low angle of attack
Center of effort tow point alignment: Stability
Increased wing sweep: Easy water relaunch
Check out the wind stats for the day we shot that photo!
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Learn more Fly Tech HEREQ&A WITH FLY DESIGNER:
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Why did you make the FLY?The Fly
idea came from the idea that riding in light wind should be fun. To me, just because the wind is light, you shouldn't necessarily have to use a kite designed for racing - that is slow turning, heavy and not fun to ride.
What are the benefits of two struts for a light wind kite?
When the wind is light, you want to maximize the ratio of power to weight of the kite. To do that, you want to have as much power with the lightest kite possible. The two struts offer significant weight savings. Think about the amount of dacron and TPU (which are the heaviest materials in a kite) that are saved. At the same time, having no center strut allows the center of the kite to act like a spinnaker. It can expand slightly to harness more wind. The result is that the Fly has the highest power/weight ratio on the market.
Read the full interview HEREhttp://www.naishkites.com/2012/kites/fly.html