DNA 2007

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Brand: Airush

Sizes:

  • 4.0
  • 6.0
  • 9.0
  • 12.0

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Description

Summary

A unique new concept combining the simplicity of a 4 line kite with the depower and safety of a BOW kite.

The super functional kite and bar configuration make the DNA perfect for first time buyer and any riders looking for perfect ease of use.

Easiest kite in our range, fun for every rider and represents great value for the money.

Super functional performance combined with engineered simplicity.

One kite covers as many conditions as possible.

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Overview

  • Performance across a broad range of conditions
  • Easy handling
  • Extremely predictable
  • Simple to re launch
  • Ample low speed stability
  • Aluminium shaft pump on all sizes
  • Auto deflators on ball valves
  • Heavy-duty bag with extendable section
  • Excellent for all standards of riders

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Construction

For best performance, kites need to remain as light as possible while still taking the blows of everyday use. For 07 we have focused on increased durability through improved load transfer from the wingtips, additional seam reinforcement in all high load canopy areas, and new construction techniques in connecting the struts to the canopy and LE. All of these major improvements are combined with attention to the smallest details, compliments of our extensive school and testing program.

2007 DNA Tech1-1.jpg 3 x 20mm Strut Reinforcement

2007 DNA Tech4-1.jpg Flat Seams on LE Segments

2007 DNA Tech3-1.jpg Dacron Canopy Reinforcement

2007 DNA Tech2-1.jpg 20mm Markcloth Trailing Edge

Technology

2007 has seen a breakthrough in development of the geometry of each specific model to meet each rider’s performance requirements. We have focused on the unique demands of each skill level and rider group, enhancing each model to exceed their expectations.

Planform

With the introduction of swept wingtip designs, supported leading edges, and increased depower, planform is critical in determining a kites performance. The graphic below illustrates the huge differentiation between the curvature of the leading edges, the positioning of the wingtips in relation to the center of effort, and the trailing edge shape. Comparisons of the Lift and Reactor show the slightly more traditional shape of the Lift when compared to the wider wingtips and reduced Span-to-Chord ratio of the Reactor. With the Supported Leading Edge kites (DNA, Flow & Halo) a more curved leading edge allows easier relaunch and works together with the swept wingtip to enhance depower.

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Canopy Curve

A large amount of development has been put into varying the shape of the arc on the canopy through a combination of bridling, structural LE shaping, and canopy shaping. Kites featuring a flatter Arc provide more power for a given kite size but can be more prone to inversion especially when used with bridles. This should be viewed in conjunction with the amount of sweep in the wingtips. In addition, flatter canopies allow more depower from the kite, as this increases the kites ability to be sheeted out. Canopies with a more traditional C shape have less drift and more positive steering due to the increased vertical component in the wingtip, which enhances directional stability. By testing and optimizing each model and size of kite, we have ensured the best balance of performance and stability for each user group.

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Wingtip Details

A large amount of development has been put into varying the shape of the arc on the canopy through a combination of bridling, structural LE shaping, and canopy shaping. Kites featuring a flatter Arc provide more power for a given kite size but can be more prone to inversion especially when used with bridles. This should be viewed in conjunction with the amount of sweep in the wingtips. In addition, flatter canopies allow more depower from the kite, as this increases the kites ability to be sheeted out. Canopies with a more traditional C shape have less drift and more positive steering due to the increased vertical component in the wingtip, which enhances directional stability. By testing and optimizing each model and size of kite, we have ensured the best balance of performance and stability for each user group.

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Foil Shapes

Foil shapes on each model have been optimized to offer the best synthesis of speed and stability based on the rider requirements. The finer the entry and shallower the draft, the faster the kite slices through the air and cuts upwind with less drag from the canopy. By using a deeper draft and placing the C/E further forward (a less fine entry) the kite becomes more stable and generates more low end power with less rider input. The differences in draft and entry can be viewed below as a progression from the user-friendly DNA on one end to the lightning performance of the Reactor on the other extreme.

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Depower & Release

By combining new developments in bridling and refinements of the kite designs, we have been able to develop a range of kites that offer optimized depower, for maximum wind range and bar release safety on the SLE and BOW designs. C- Kites offer the most positive steering while the trigger release is activated manually, which engages the 5th line or reride. The DNA and Flow offer a combination of positive steering with bar release as a primary safety and a backup system with the trigger release. The Halo offers the most extreme bar release safety through the 2-1 Pulley system on the control bar and the flattest canopy arc; the backup safety system is the "trigger release".

Secret Sauce

There are a few design processes that we feel have a significant impact on the kite performance and give us that extra edge over our competitors. These points are the result of hundreds of prototypes and years of development. Ingredients such as skin tension, conic shaping, and luff curve form parts of our secret recipe.

Questions

What type of rider is the DNA aimed at?

The DNA is aimed at 3 main rider groups: first time kite buyers, schools and more advanced riders looking for a super functional and durable kite. The focus of the DNA was to make an extremely easy to use product that was incredibly safe (Bar release safety), stable enough for the absolute beginner and at the same time have the steering and upwind performance to appeal to the more advanced rider.

What is the difference between the DNA and Flow SLE?

  • The DNA has a heavier duty construction designed for the abuse of learning which also makes it a favorite kite of wave oriented riders.
  • The DNA Control Bar offers a multi line length setup. This allows beginners and learners to run the kite in a 10m or 15m configuration.
  • The DNA offers increased stability over the Flow - As the DNA has a slightly deeper foil with the center of effort further forward.

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Why does the DNA have such a long depower?

With the development of bar release safety the traditional role of the depower range of the kite has changed. The lower part of the depower line (closest to the rider) can be viewed as “useable depower”, while the upper part can be view as “bar release safety travel”

Why is the traditional depower strap replaced by a cleat on the trigger release?

The role of the depower strap has changed, traditionally riders using C-Kites would use the strap for micro adjustments while kiting. Due to the extended Depower range of the DNA bar system and the increased effectiveness of the depower function, it is seen more as a one off setting to find the sweet spot of the kite in given wind conditions. In the end this allowed us to offer a significantly simpler configuration.

Why are there no Pulleys on the bar?

The DNA does not have outside bar pulleys this gives a more direct “C-Kite” feel to the steering and bar feedback.

Why is the DNA shipped without the stopper ball assembled onto the Bar?

We are committed to making the kites as safe as possible, especially on products that are more oriented towards first time buyer. The Stopper effectively limits the primary safety of the kite, therefore we feel it was best to ship the part as a separate unit.

The stopper can also be set on partial lock mode.

How do you Relaunch the DNA?

Should you have a sufficient amount of wind in the canopy the DNA’s are best relaunched by NOT swimming towards the kite and waiting for the kite to roll along their LE and relaunch. In light wind condition you can also launch the DNA’s in a traditional C-Kite method, by swimming towards the kite and allowing it to move to the side of the window on its back.

Manual

Pictures

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Videos

Reviews

English

DNA 2007 6.0 - kiteforum.com

DNA 2007 9.0 - sbckiteboard.com

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