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Author Topic: Skyshark PT or Blackdiamonds  (Read 1654 times)
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« on: June 10, 2011, 10:58 PM »

The pultruded carbon spars are inserted in my KATANA kite(STD). I think Skyshark 3PT or Blackdiamonds 3PT are suitable. Please let me know which is more suitable.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 11:08 PM »

The only major difference is the Black Diamonds have a smooth shiny finish which is easier on bridle line when doing tricks. They are often used in lower spreaders for this reason. If this is a '90s vintage Katana it's not really made for modern tricks, so I'd go with regular sticks.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 11:30 PM »

The only major difference is the Black Diamonds have a smooth shiny finish which is easier on bridle line when doing tricks. They are often used in lower spreaders for this reason. If this is a '90s vintage Katana it's not really made for modern tricks, so I'd go with regular sticks.
Thaks a lot for prompt advice. Yes. Tha't the ploblem. KATANA is out of date model at this time.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 12:17 AM »

There are two different Katana and there is a larger California Katana.

If it has 12 panels, it is the newer Katana and will do many tricks including yoyos.

If it has 18 panels, it is the older model which came originally with rods unknown to me, later Marty offered some new/old skins sparred in the buyer's choice. It looked like this:
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 02:32 AM »

There are two different Katana and there is a larger California Katana.

If it has 12 panels, it is the newer Katana and will do many tricks including yoyos.

If it has 18 panels, it is the older model which came originally with rods unknown to me, later Marty offered some new/old skins sparred in the buyer's choice. It looked like this:

I have both of old one and new one and would like to switch the spars with old one. It's difficult for mr to choice which is better Skyshark or Black Diamonds.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 05:19 AM »

I know where thereis a katana (version 1) and a california katana for sale if you need an extra whole kite to work with
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 08:01 AM »

I have both of old one and new one and would like to switch the spars with old one. It's difficult for mr to choice which is better Skyshark or Black Diamonds.
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The two are basically the same, Black Diamonds start out as Skyshark xPT's and are then sanded to remove the ridges and given a clear coat of paint. Use the standard Skysharks in the leading edges since they are covered and not seen. For the Spreaders either the Skyshark or Black Diamonds will do, the Black Diamonds are prettier and won't cause as much wear to the bridle lines so they are the prefered choice on modern kites. Not knowing what your current frame is you may need to replace the Leading Edge connectors and Center T.

3PT's are a lighter spar then used in a standard kite, are you looking to use the kite only in winds under 10 MPH (16 KPH) ? If not then 5PT's would be a better choice.



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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 03:02 PM »

Thank you for your kind advice, Mikenchiko.
I prefer to fly KATANA in moderate wind range, I mean, under 5m/s more or less.

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