GWTW Forum
November 27, 2015, 07:30 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: email the Forum Admin:
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to:

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: two stands off verses 3  (Read 457 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 293

Location: victoria,Australiia

« on: May 15, 2014, 02:20 AM »

hi again guys,
whats the difference in flight performance beween two and 3 stand off points ?
is 3 really needded ?
i see most of the older prism had 3 but now most modern kites only have2 stand off points!

Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 671

Location: Lincolnshire, UK

« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 04:26 AM »

The kites with 3 sets of standoff usually used one or more ( usually the outside) of them to change the tension and shape of the trailing edge for different wind conditions by moving them along the spreader.  With more modern sail and leading edge designs you don't tend to see 3 standoffs these days and the most modern designs now often only have one per side. With pairs of standoffs the position on the  trailing edge and the distance between them can have a huge effect on the trick ability of a kite. I recommend you read this for lots of info on kite design in general

Also this by Mark Cotterell which is an old but still very good explanation of stunt kite design.

Age and cunning will always overcome youth and skill!

In the bag - HQ Shadow, Prism 4D, Flying Wings Soul Mid Vent, HQ Jive (1), Spiderkites Zodarion, 'Paw' modded HQ Maestro ll, HQ Delta Hawk.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Support the GWTW Forum

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Fly Market

A Wind Of Change


Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at top)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at for a quote.

Cal Custom

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!