Lower the cost of kites.
NOPE -- i don't agree, and here is why :
A modern kite is a rather intricate machine that takes true talent
to design, build, and do it at a cost that the manufacturer can stay
afloat with advertisement exc. im afraid if they get cheaper that the
quality will diminish.
When i purchased my first Hang-glider, i was in college, and couldn't
afford it ; so i went to work for a HG company to pay for it. Simply stated :
"Ya do what it takes to get what Ya want, short of steeling" !!
--edt-- nailed # 1 for me , Safety Safety and SAFETY !!!
NOTHING else should take president.
Weak points are the lack of application from other sports applied
to our equipment ; mainly the kites. But realistically i can see WHY .
If our kites were as technologically as advanced as a current modern day
State of the Art para-glider, or Hang glider ---
people would KILL themselves because of their efficiency !
60 ft jumps would be the norm , for a person of mediocre ability.. That's what
makes Hang gliding so dangerous, a intermediary pilot can
purchase a machine that's More than capable of going So fast
that it will Explode itself. Not Good !!
Look at how many threads there are on :
How do i go BIG with my Jumps ---
14 m for big lofty jump ---
I wanna do a Mega-Loop ---
The current designs, kinda limits the goon-balls from going over 20ft high ; if
you wanna go higher then try getting GOOD at Kite-boarding "First" !!
There IS a happy medium though ; with the application of better aerodynamics,
the current speed-range for a kite could be Easily be improved upon , without
making it easier to jump over 40ft like , a really Good kiter can do now.
SO -- we could get rid of 1/2 our quiver, thus making the sport Less expensive.
I think this sport is Awesome !!!!!