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Author Topic: new "skyclaw" from sky sport designs  (Read 673 times)
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« on: March 22, 2014, 10:33 PM »

hi guys,
have you heard of the new "skyclaw" from sky sport design kites ?
what does it do and attaches ?
http://www.skysportdesign.com/my-kites/kite-accesories/
what do yoyo stoppers do ?
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 03:00 AM »

Yoyo stoppers are usually fitted 2/5 of the way down the leading edge of the kite to catch the lines when you do roll up (yoyo) tricks - they stop the line sliding down the LE and snagging the wing tip. 



Lams 'skyclaws' have been out for a couple of years now and are supposed to work well.  Although I did at first think all those sharp pointy bits might damage the sail when it is rolled up in transit in a kite bag I've yet to hear any horror stories so they musy be OK.  They do look rather cool!

Some kites - Benson, JoE and a few others - use roll bars instead to get the same result.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 10:23 AM »

Nice description!  It's all about improving the odds of catching the lines when doing a yoyo.  The claws give you another 6 inches or so per side to catch them.   
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 02:29 PM »

Although I did at first think all those sharp pointy bits might damage the sail when it is rolled up in transit in a kite bag I've yet to hear any horror stories so they musy be OK. 



The new improved version have rounded tips. I like them a lot.



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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 12:26 AM »

hi guys,ok great thanks for the pics and info!
cheers
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