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Author Topic: Talon UL to STD  (Read 1343 times)
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« on: May 29, 2010, 08:15 AM »

Is it possible to get a Talon UL (or I guess any UL for that matter) to behave more like a STD just by adding weights?
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 02:20 PM »

It will roll up faster and have more momentum but it will not behave the same.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 06:57 AM »

It will roll up faster and have more momentum but it will not behave the same.

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Oversteer as well if there's to much. Some kites more then others.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 12:40 PM »

Get the full set , #1
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 01:12 PM »

The increased stiffness of the standard weight frame makes a big difference. The UL would be too flexible in Std. wind to behave the same as a Std. kite. The fact that the increase in weight is evenly spread over the kite couldn't be duplicated very well with even a bunch of tiny weights.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 08:44 AM »

The increased stiffness of the standard weight frame makes a big difference. The UL would be too flexible in Std. wind to behave the same as a Std. kite. The fact that the increase in weight is evenly spread over the kite couldn't be duplicated very well with even a bunch of tiny weights.

Ah, I see. That makes sense.
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