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Title: Exel pultruded?
Post by: Smeagol on December 01, 2011, 04:27 PM
Anyone know of a US source for Exel carbon pultruded spars?  Specifically Exel cruise-8's, 75cm in length.

..or if not, something interchangeable  (I see Goodwinds has some that may work).  Long story, but I was out earlier with the latest speedkite and apparently did a tip stab a little too hard.  Winds are fairly insane today.  ???  Probably 25-30 gusting to 40 mph I would estimate.

I've emailed Steve to see if he has anything that might work too.

thanks,
  Mike



Title: Re: Excel pultruded?
Post by: thief on December 01, 2011, 04:59 PM
it would probably behoove you to order a boxful from the UK....
we used to have that issue with the kites from Ramlal....his exel rods int eh Sentinelle and Oiseau were around 5' long....we finally got a box of them in to we could then supply the rest of the states with them....

Anyone you know getting a JOE or Benson kite as of late???


Title: Re: Exel pultruded?
Post by: Smeagol on December 01, 2011, 05:16 PM
Ah, true but I fear shipping may be a killer on that.  So far I haven't seen any under 7 euros each, ouch.  A box would probably exceed the cost of the kite.  ???

-Mike