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« on: October 20, 2011, 03:37 PM »

Somebody give some clues about Aerostuff spars.
How many kind of spars are there?
What is defference each of them?
Which is most adequate for UL kites?

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 03:55 PM »

3 kind of spars. A mix of yellow and red is commun in UL kites. To much $$$ for me I like the Icone better or Black Diamond. My opinion anyway
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 09:26 PM »

Thanks a lot, Frank.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 09:29 PM »

Aerostuff doesn't make a red or yellow spar. They make silver, blue, and gold.
The blue is usually used in UL kites.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 03:52 AM »

Aerostuff doesn't make a red or yellow spar. They make silver, blue, and gold.
The blue is usually used in UL kites.

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I am going to check this out but I may be wrong...I remember changing some aerostuff on my Nirvana and I am pretty sure it was yellow...I am getting old...

Ok...I am wrong I guess. The gold are what I called yellow...And no red available anymore..And no blue either..
http://www.r-sky.com/aerostuff.php
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 04:24 AM »

I think Icone makes a red spar, but I don't recall ever seeing an Aerostuff rod in red.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 09:30 AM »

I have one kite a midvent Fearless Light with Aerostuff spars.  I am absolutely impressed with these spars.  I have really slammed this kite often and hard.  These spars are tough.  There response is hard to describe but the kite returns to shape immediately after a hard input.  My only worry is some day I will break one and have to replace it and I don't know where to go to get them.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 02:37 PM »

Thanks all.
Aero isn't tappered spars, is it? And which connectors are suitable for Aero?
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 02:42 PM »

Thanks all.
Aero isn't tappered spars, is it? And which connectors are suitable for Aero?

Aerostuff are tapered rods.
APA connectors work fine.

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011, 02:46 PM »

Thanks DWayne.
APA Db? or C?
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 05:07 PM »

APA is fine for connectors.

Ferruling is the tricky part.  Standard ferrules don't fit, and in my experience the hollow Aerostuff ferrules are too expensive and break too easily.  My best results have been by gluing a P series insert into the end of the Aero rod (P200 or 300 works), and then using a standard .2400 solid ferrule inside of that.  Broke too many Aero rods in my early testing with inexact fits.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 05:08 PM »

I have one kite a midvent Fearless Light with Aerostuff spars.  I am absolutely impressed with these spars.  I have really slammed this kite often and hard.  These spars are tough.  There response is hard to describe but the kite returns to shape immediately after a hard input.  My only worry is some day I will break one and have to replace it and I don't know where to go to get them.


R-Sky is the sole distributor...So any store carrying their kites could order some spars for you. In case you can't find any send me a email...
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 05:13 PM »

The Kite Shoppe sells them and so does Kitehouse in Germany, though both have a very limited stock on hand at the moment.

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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 07:33 AM »

i am not impressed with the silver i broke 2 LLE's in my fearless std. before changing the rest out. the only other sticks i have broken in 6 years is a 2pt and another sul stick, and i fly on super soft sand. i am not the only 1 to have trouble with the silver
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 03:39 PM »

i am not impressed with the silver i broke 2 LLE's in my fearless std. before changing the rest out. the only other sticks i have broken in 6 years is a 2pt and another sul stick, and i fly on super soft sand. i am not the only 1 to have trouble with the silver

I tried them in my UL, and ended up going back to Super Skinnies for that very reason.  The Gold and Gold S have been top notch, though.
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