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Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better? Tech article

Postby Toby » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:15 pm

Interesting article from Switch Kites:

Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better? ... er-better/

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Re: Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better? Tech article

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Re: Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better? Tech article

Postby jyetley » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:42 pm

Thanks Bill!

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Re: Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better? Tech article

Postby Westozzy » Thu May 01, 2014 1:05 am

Interesting reading. Depends on end use. Dyno 2011 has a huge leading edge hence theoretically has far more drag than say a nitro pumped to 9psi and above. But I can tell you which one is the better airstyle kite. Drag and the inefficiency it creates as I have said before is not always a bad thing.

Let's see switch create as good an airstyle kite with a thin as leading edge and I will eat my words and also buy a whole quiver of them!!! :D

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Re: Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better? Tech article

Postby L0KI » Thu May 01, 2014 5:02 am

Interesting read.
Wainman Rabbits have the largest leading edge (per size) of any kite I've ever owned.....
Super rigid airframe, fly great, tons of bottom end grunt, tons of top end range, relaunch super fast, will do wakestyle well, drift great for wave surfing, totally tunable by adjusting the bridle settings, turn nice and fast, zero stall.
I have heard and read various theory about kites.
In the end, it seems to come down to trying them and seeing if the designer has hit or missed.
Size of the company, or their past hits, should give an indication of what is to come, but that does not seem to happen all the time.

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