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« on: December 06, 2011, 04:58 AM »

Hi,

Anybody knows what kite this is?

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 07:06 AM »

That's a pretty kite... Maybe it's an Akuji (sp)?
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 08:19 AM »

It's a (Subzero) XS by DutchKites.

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The kite in your Picture seems to have curved LE's, but maybe there's too much tension...

Topic on Dutch forum:
http://www.vliegerwereld.nl/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5926
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 08:27 AM »

Hmm, i see some differences now.

I assume it's a Sub Zero with the XS panel layout.
They kite you've posted doesn't have winglet's.
Can you confirm the used frame is Skinny SUL LS and 4 mm solid rods as LE?

I guess it's the kite in the back on this pic:

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 08:53 AM »

Hmm, i see some differences now.

I assume it's a Sub Zero with the XS panel layout.
They kite you've posted doesn't have winglet's.
Can you confirm the used frame is Skinny SUL LS and 4 mm solid rods as LE?

I guess it's the kite in the back on this pic:




Hi Kareloh,

Yup. its Skinny SUL LS with the 4mm as LEs. So it looks like a SubZero XS but without the Winglets, would you have any idea what kite this is?

Reason I'm asking is that this is a kite that I bought from the forum quite a long time ago. Back then the seller mentioned that it is a Dutchkite Subzero but it doesn't look at the Subzero's panel layout at all (http://dutchkites.khite.org/Subzero/Pictures/index.htm). Wasn't aware that there is an XS version of the kite.

Something seems to be screwed up with mine, bridle or otherwise. Though it tricks fantastically, it has way too much unbearable oversteer and doesn't fly properly unless its like blowing 5mph and above or something..So if there are any bridle measurements out there for this kite I would gladly appreciate it.



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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 10:05 AM »

Pim, the guy who build your kite is explaining it in the dutch forum topic. Your kite is in fact a subzero. He build the XS, which is the Std version of the SubZero, and your kite for the same person which he think lived in Australia at the time. Your kite is a custom SubZero with XS panellayout.

I wouldn't mind finding the XS in the picture, since i think that's a great looking kite with serious potential for it's size. There were only a few made by Pim and also a few made by Windfactory.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 11:45 AM »

I have a SubZero here, which i borrowed from Krijn.

The bridle dimensions are:
Upper 33 or 34,5 cm (adjustable with pigtail at upper spreader connector)
Inner 48,5 cm
Outer 41 cm
Turbo 5,5 cm

Al dimensions are measures from rod to center of knot.


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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 12:33 PM »

I recieved some pics from Bram (Kaasplank) which show some Subs and XS'es.
The grey/orange one was build by WindFactory. No longer in Bram's possesion but i believe i know who has it.

I'm not sure if the all grey shades kite next to the SubZero with the original layout is a XS proto without winglets (edit: pim confirmed it's a proto)











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