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Title: Aerostuff spars
Post by: ramo on October 20, 2011, 03:37 PM
Somebody give some clues about Aerostuff spars.
How many kind of spars are there?
What is defference each of them?
Which is most adequate for UL kites?



Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: Francois on October 20, 2011, 03:55 PM
3 kind of spars. A mix of yellow and red is commun in UL kites. To much $$$ for me I like the Icone better or Black Diamond. My opinion anyway


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: ramo on October 21, 2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks a lot, Frank.


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: DWayne on October 21, 2011, 09:29 PM
Aerostuff doesn't make a red or yellow spar. They make silver, blue, and gold.
The blue is usually used in UL kites.

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: Francois on October 22, 2011, 03:52 AM
Aerostuff doesn't make a red or yellow spar. They make silver, blue, and gold.
The blue is usually used in UL kites.

Denny


I am going to check this out but I may be wrong...I remember changing some aerostuff on my Nirvana and I am pretty sure it was yellow...I am getting old...

Ok...I am wrong I guess. The gold are what I called yellow...And no red available anymore..And no blue either..
http://www.r-sky.com/aerostuff.php (http://www.r-sky.com/aerostuff.php)


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: DWayne on October 22, 2011, 04:24 AM
I think Icone makes a red spar, but I don't recall ever seeing an Aerostuff rod in red.

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: johnfarl on October 22, 2011, 09:30 AM
I have one kite a midvent Fearless Light with Aerostuff spars.  I am absolutely impressed with these spars.  I have really slammed this kite often and hard.  These spars are tough.  There response is hard to describe but the kite returns to shape immediately after a hard input.  My only worry is some day I will break one and have to replace it and I don't know where to go to get them.


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: ramo on October 22, 2011, 02:37 PM
Thanks all.
Aero isn't tappered spars, is it? And which connectors are suitable for Aero?


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: DWayne on October 22, 2011, 02:42 PM
Thanks all.
Aero isn't tappered spars, is it? And which connectors are suitable for Aero?

Aerostuff are tapered rods.
APA connectors work fine.

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: ramo on October 22, 2011, 02:46 PM
Thanks DWayne.
APA Db? or C?


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: RonG on October 22, 2011, 05:07 PM
APA is fine for connectors.

Ferruling is the tricky part.  Standard ferrules don't fit, and in my experience the hollow Aerostuff ferrules are too expensive and break too easily.  My best results have been by gluing a P series insert into the end of the Aero rod (P200 or 300 works), and then using a standard .2400 solid ferrule inside of that.  Broke too many Aero rods in my early testing with inexact fits.


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: Francois on October 22, 2011, 05:08 PM
I have one kite a midvent Fearless Light with Aerostuff spars.  I am absolutely impressed with these spars.  I have really slammed this kite often and hard.  These spars are tough.  There response is hard to describe but the kite returns to shape immediately after a hard input.  My only worry is some day I will break one and have to replace it and I don't know where to go to get them.


R-Sky is the sole distributor...So any store carrying their kites could order some spars for you. In case you can't find any send me a email...


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: DWayne on October 22, 2011, 05:13 PM
The Kite Shoppe sells them and so does Kitehouse in Germany, though both have a very limited stock on hand at the moment.

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: ko on October 23, 2011, 07:33 AM
i am not impressed with the silver i broke 2 LLE's in my fearless std. before changing the rest out. the only other sticks i have broken in 6 years is a 2pt and another sul stick, and i fly on super soft sand. i am not the only 1 to have trouble with the silver


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: RonG on October 23, 2011, 03:39 PM
i am not impressed with the silver i broke 2 LLE's in my fearless std. before changing the rest out. the only other sticks i have broken in 6 years is a 2pt and another sul stick, and i fly on super soft sand. i am not the only 1 to have trouble with the silver

I tried them in my UL, and ended up going back to Super Skinnies for that very reason.  The Gold and Gold S have been top notch, though.


Title: Re: Aerostuff spars
Post by: DWayne on October 23, 2011, 04:43 PM
i am not impressed with the silver i broke 2 LLE's in my fearless std. before changing the rest out. the only other sticks i have broken in 6 years is a 2pt and another sul stick, and i fly on super soft sand. i am not the only 1 to have trouble with the silver

I tried them in my UL, and ended up going back to Super Skinnies for that very reason.  The Gold and Gold S have been top notch, though.

I've been real happy with the Blue S in UL's too.

Denny