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Author Topic: Sail with patterns vs. sail with no pattern(stitched seam)...  (Read 3343 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2010, 03:16 AM »

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Whatever happened to the Fearless bashing?

This is not Fearless bashing but all the kites with stitched seam bashing.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
I would like to say sorry to all the Fearless Lovers. I should have use the 'Re: Sail with patterns vs. sail with no pattern(stitched seam)...' as Subject Title in the first place.
I like the Fearless so much that when it comes to kite, it is the only kite that comes to my mind.  Tongue
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Slate color beat-up Fearless STD(Fearless SUL US, 3PT LS) - Main tricking kite
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« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2010, 05:21 AM »

I was under the impression that additional panels allow you to get 3D shapes/curves in the sail that you cannot achieve with a single panel.  Is this right? 

If the fabric of a single panel sail is aligned with the spine/spreaders, the bias is perpendicular to the LE so even with a single panel you can get some stretching to give a bit of billow/shape just inside the LE. Its not going to happen with Icky in SUL winds* but it works with Nylon sails.

*although it is a Fearless so maybe if you're flying your SUL in 30mph... 

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