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Author Topic: Anyone seen a HQ tramontana vented like this?  (Read 1127 times)
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« on: May 21, 2014, 03:53 PM »

I'm hoping the picture will load up next
I've got an old HQ TRAMONTANA but I can't find any pictures of others that are vented in the same way.
If anyone does recognise it, do they remember what frame was in it as standard? I know what the normal Tramontana has, but been told this is different.
Any help great fully received
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 03:56 PM »

Picture has to be less than 100k to load.

I've had an old ('95) Vented Tram, so maybe I can help.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 04:46 PM »

Hi Broady, cannot see the picture...but if it is an older one it might be a 98...here is the HQ page on that kite (standard not vented though) http://www.invento-hq.com/supportkites_e.php?art=Tramontana_98

If you want to email me the picture i can pop it up for you.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 04:48 AM »



That is the standard venting set up for the Tram.....lots of venting!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 05:48 AM »

Massive thanks for posting the picture.
So what should I frame it in? I have 6mm carbon and skyshark p300.

I had been told they were sold with a 4mm frame??? Anyone else ever heard of this? Think I'd turn that into match stick size bits of carbon! ! The right LE is currently in 4mm exel carbon
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 07:41 AM »

That was the first series of vents. With the new graphics came the new vents as well. If you can't find the exact fame specs just email dodd gross, I'm sure he'd have the specs.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 08:50 AM »

Andy,

It looks like a Tramonatana Vented 2000  from the 1998 HQ Catalogue

HERE

It's about half way through the list ( at the start of row 6)- if you look on page 7 it shows the kite, if you look on page 13 it shows the frame specs as 6mm.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 09:52 AM »

My '96  Vented Tram:



I framed this in P300 throughout and it was a really solid high wind kite. Stock frame was 6mm pultruded carbon. The wrapped frame was lighter but far stiffer and stronger.

This is the later Tram 2000hp from 1998 (I don't know if they made a vented of this one). These have a different sail shape and were framed in Avia G-Force wrapped spars.:



It's a bit hard to tell from the angle of your image, but I think yours is an older Tram like my '96. Either way, a P300 frame would be great.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 11:05 AM »

Great pics. One of my favorite kites to date is the 2000hp. I have the gold one like you and its wonderful. Looks could kill if you put a 100foot black/white tube tail on it.

I'll agree with allen that the older ones did have a somewhat flimsy frame for the kite. I'd look into the stiffer frame options as well.
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 04:42 PM »

then..just for fun here is a special edition of the tram...the Velasquez Tramontana.....i think it is pre1998......
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 06:54 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 05:12 AM »

Thanks for all your help. And I love the other Tramontana pics!
I didn't have all the fittings I need for the skyshark frame so I'm going to put a 6mm frame in for now and then see about changing it after I've flown it.
Will let you know how I get on.
Does anyone know the wind range for vented version I have?
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2014, 07:56 AM »

Pretty certain that the link hadge posted has wind speed
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2014, 08:05 AM »

I didn't see it for the vented, but will have another look.  Its harder viewing on my phone
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2014, 10:28 AM »

it says 20+ kph for the vented
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