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« on: June 27, 2009, 07:26 AM »

I see where sometimes some of you will upgrade the rods in your kites.  Skyshark...Nitro's etc. So what does the nomenclature mean? I assume its a diameter/stiffness/ thing. Is there a chart somewhere that explains the difference? Is it a "force applied before the rod fails"...thing? Is there some kind of standard between manufacturers?

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 08:39 AM »



P SERIES
The Sky Shark P Series Straight Competition Air Frames can be cut and ferruled anywhere using a solid carbon rod. These tubes work great for building sport kites as well as single line kites.

PT SERIES
These tapered Air Frames are exceptional. They have increased stiffness up to 50%.

BLACK DIAMOND
They have a very hard clear-coat paint that makes them very smooth. The tubes are the same tubes as the standard 3PTís, 5PTís and 7PTís. The only difference is they take grains, not grams of material off the tube very precisely. The amount of material in weight that is taken off is replaced by the weight of the paint.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 08:48 AM »

Thanks....so if I wanted to replace the spine in my wife's Quantum...I would measure the diameter and length of the rod. It is solid...so a P-series would be used? Then find a retailer who carries these.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 10:29 AM »

The rod you choose depends on what you hope to accomplish by changing out the spine.

Be aware that if you change to a Sky Shark P series rod you will need to get two and ferrule an extension as P series only come in 32.5 inch lengths (the Quantum spine is 34.25") and you'd also need to change the center T and the tail. 

Easiest (and cheapest) would be to just get an exact replacement from Prism (or your favorite Prism Authorized Dealer  Wink)
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 10:47 AM »

Deflection is a measurement of the relative stiffness of a spar.
http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/1098717981049870108jyXgrE
It measures how much a spar will bend under pressure and may not be a good indication of the rods resistance to breaking.  The lower the number the stiffer the rod.
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