ChristoffM wrote:That Kite-refit looks really impressive on the video. I wonder how long it lasts on a kite that is used a lot?
If it was not so expensive I would definitely try it. It would be nice for light wind days if you happen to drop your kite in the water.
Don't forget that the coating on the fabric is here to protect the fiber to.
So if you let go the coating, the fiber take all the U.V. and the fibers will be really burn , even if you put an other coating. It is not because it looks new, that it is really new.
An other point of view about the kite fabric:
I think that you are not really interested by the kite fabric. Your problem is to have a solid kite. And as designer I can tell you that if I don't take care of the strut tension, the kite will be really fragile. Even if I put darcon reinforcement... So a solid kite is a well design kite first.
If the kite is cut since the LE to the TE just near a strut...May be it is not a fabric problems