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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby windfreak74 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:01 pm

Stringy,
Really nice picture!!!
Can you show us a picture of the mount that you made for the strutles design?
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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby tautologies » Tue May 14, 2013 9:07 pm

I've had the Paipo out a few more times. It is a very addictive board for sure...

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby tswierkocki » Tue May 14, 2013 9:19 pm

How does the upwind on the Paipo compare to a surfboard?

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby tautologies » Tue May 14, 2013 10:30 pm

tswierkocki wrote:How does the upwind on the Paipo compare to a surfboard?


I have no problems going upwind on it for sure.

I have not really considered it. I would assume the surfboard goes better upwind simply because of the fins, but I really do not know..there are so many variables I find it hard to say. I'm kind of thinking it could be compared to a very big TT in terms of upwind...so if you go in light winds you have less fins resistance, but a surfboard might be bigger with more volume. When ever it is windy the board goes great upwind. Comparatively I think it is hard to say.

To say it this way. Nothing with the board has had me think it does not go upwind fine. Great for lightwind too..

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby ptraykovski » Wed May 15, 2013 2:03 am

you can ride it really slow and point pretty high so it feels like you get upwind fast. on surfboard I tend to go faster but not point as high. I think in light wind Iprobably get upwind a bit faster on the paipo than my larger (but not huge) surfboard.

It is way better than a normal twin for upwind in light air but much worse than a raceboard!

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby tautologies » Sat May 18, 2013 11:17 am

Anyone tried their kite going down the line? I am really curious to try it in more wind and waves. Today we had huge surf, but not enough wind for the 8..

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby dobiewan » Sat May 18, 2013 2:42 pm

Hey Taut - How would you compare the 8m with your other kite experience in terms of power? I ride an 11m Ozone Edge in flat water most commonly (I weigh 165 lbs) and am wondering what size Cloud would replace that?
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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby tautologies » Sun May 19, 2013 4:54 am

dobiewan wrote:Hey Taut - How would you compare the 8m with your other kite experience in terms of power? I ride an 11m Ozone Edge in flat water most commonly (I weigh 165 lbs) and am wondering what size Cloud would replace that?
Ken

It seems powerful. I have not tried it side by side and I don't know the kite you are referring to too well but since it is a race kite I would assume it is powerful. I think the closest would be the 10...but I am not 100% sure.

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby dobiewan » Sun May 19, 2013 6:46 pm

Thanks Taut - I am at a bit of an impasse due to the suggestion that they are 2 sizes more powerful than strutted kites, and perform at their best when correctly powered.
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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby turfAndsurf » Mon May 20, 2013 7:48 pm

tautologies wrote:Anyone tried their kite going down the line? I am really curious to try it in more wind and waves. Today we had huge surf, but not enough wind for the 8..


Yes, I have with the 17M Cloud, it drifted perfectly and it was blowing 12 mph, the waves were 2-3 ft. I was on a 6 ft surfboard and I weigh 185. I just got the 13M Cloud, can't wait to try it on the surf, I'll report back on it when I do.


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