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 Post subject: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:54 pm 
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My 2013 Ozone Edge 17m has gain more than a pound of weight since new.

Now it fall off the sky 1 knot earlier.


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:39 am 
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Wow. Are you sure? I can't imagine a pound of dirt in the canopy. I intentionally got my kite wet today hoping to clean off some dirt. It seems that even if your kite never touches the water, if you have a session in high humidity it attracts sand and dirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:17 am 
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It's one pound of tape


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:12 am 
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For a big kite 450g of salt, sea debris and gunk is quite believable. Good idea to was in fresh water and let dry in the shadow once in a while


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:28 am 
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My new Ozone Edge 19M weight in at 4.30kg,


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:39 am 
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just another smart comment about topic:
FYI: Your kite is heavier in Northern Europe for example, than it is in Hawaii or Aruba.
Fun fact for the totally bored.

so awesome... :jump: :cool2: :cool2:


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:39 am 
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FabsPH wrote:
just another smart comment about topic:
FYI: Your kite is heavier in Northern Europe for example, than it is in Hawaii or Aruba.
Fun fact for the totally bored.

so awesome... :jump: :cool2: :cool2:

Only if you are at sea level, in alpine lakes they will be lighter


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:01 am 
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Have been thinking about this recently as I'm pretty sure my 15m Juice is lighter than my 12m Rebel (have yet to weigh either). I think the next big step for innovation in kiting is optimizing the weight (cuben canopies :naughty: ) of kites and other gear. It happens in every sport, and just has yet to really hit kiting.


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 Post subject: Re: Weight your old kite
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:18 am 
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I just weighed my kites:
2012 best ts 17m 4.55 kg (weighed with a lightweight bag)
2011 best ts 8m 3.15 kg (weighed with a lightweight bag)
2012 LF nrg 12m 4.3 kg

NRG is heavy.. but if it isn't your lightwind kite it doesn't matter(?). I like it very much


btw, new speed 4 lotus 21m is 3.7 kg (without bar & fly lines). That's lightweight! Lighter kites are great when you travel by airplane..


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