If they are from 2006, they could be SLE (or Bow) kites ?Grizwald wrote:Could someone please explain the major advances in kite technology over the last eight years that would justify the purchase of a new kite for a beginner.
I have three kites 8, 10, 12 meter but all of them are about 8 years old.
I have a background in aviation so feel free to discuss cord, leading edge configuration, etc. if you know of any wind tunnel studies I would love to read them.
I also understand that an advanced kiter could fly a picnic table and make it look easy. I'm interested in easy of water launch, forgivable nature and why the changes are making this better. I am really not interested in the argument that the world champions use this or that kite because they can get into low earth orbit in the breeze generated by a black bean fart.
The problem with seeking this type of information is that every instructor I have ever met is a dealer for some type of kite. The other problem is that most advanced kiters will have forgotten the problems they experienced or their natural ability will have allowed them to pass over these hurdles without difficulty.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts,
been flying 2012/2013 fuels lately and dont find them any more difficult to handle than bow kites, really. took about a week to dial in the upper range since you have to edge the board harder, but i dont really notice a difference nowNorCalNomad wrote:Not sure about other current C kites but damn is the Vegas easy to fly. I normally fly Rebels and honestly the Vegas was hardly at all harder to fly. A pretty amazing depower and predictable handling. I'm sure the loaded 5th line helps
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