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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:17 pm 
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FYI, The front line attachement is a 2004 inovation from Matt Pendle. Called it the KPO (kite power optimizer) and he did indeed pattent it. For all you new kids, that was way way back in the day when Globerider was an up and comming brand.

Credit gotta be given where its due.

Matt was also pretty key in the design of many of the first really good kites to hit the market, like the wipi airblasts.

Here we are almost a decade later and some of the newer C kites are going back to that absolute rip you off the water type of lift that was the hallmark of those old designs.

New C kites are totally exciting and I hope there are always a few on the market.


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:00 pm 
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A few shots off the kite naked FB Page.


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:27 pm 
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wrogu wrote:
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I use to be a brand victim until i opened my mind.I hate people who refuse to give a chance to a small brand that it builds good if not equal kites.

ps.the bridle on Nobile its not that small

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You are right. But I would consider all: Nobile, Epic, Wainman as small brands :wink: That patent thing was an overkill :wink: :wink: Flexifoil Hadlow pro 2011 also had a small bridle. It is quite a common thing.

Have a close peek at the photos. There are several connection points to the kite. I have not seen any official info, but from the photos I am 90% positive you can have single line connection, small bridle connection and probably something else ;) Wainmans are know for their tunebility.

Anyways I have not flown WH or EPIC in my life. But I wanted to stand for WH :wink: they are not copycats ... or ... every brand is one :lol:

Cheers Mate, please don't take any offence :)


no offence man.just IMO.by the way the judge can fly single lined and it flyes and relaunches pretty well.just a bit more itchy in gusts


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:00 pm 
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no offence man.just IMO.by the way the judge can fly single lined and it flyes and relaunches pretty well.just a bit more itchy in gusts


Yeah, I know it. I think Dimitri initially planned to make a mini bridle a must have. But he listened to riders' input and gave ppl a choice - a bridle or single line. Good decision imho.

Seems Starsky found who was the first one to use that mini bridle, interesting read!

Anyways, back to the topic- those C kites look really appealing. Cool and simple graphics, nice shape, I would love to demo one.


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:47 am 
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Looks great.
Like everything else Wainman's done. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Single Pump?


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Yes, it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:05 pm 
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anyone ridden it yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Hawaii C-Kites
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:57 pm 
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That looks like a thick leading edge! Looks great, will try and bag a demo!


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