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« on: January 27, 2012, 08:53 PM »

It was cold and windy.  I just couldn't take it anymore.  :'( :'( :'( :'(   Even went to my third alternate.  But wind was so strong got a chance to try my new Wind Flaps by JonT and Sky Burner  Kites.  Really makes a Big Difference.  I had one notch left on the briddle to blowout more wind.  But I let it alone.  You can see sometimes the Kite was moving really Fast.  Other times I had better control and worked it like there was No Wind.  Of course the gust were tough to handle.  I am really not sure how high they went.  Felt like a horse pulling. 

The flaps made a big difference.  If you have a Solus ... call him and order before others... They're inexpensive and worth a lot....


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 09:32 AM »

are you referring to Skyburner's Qflaps?  Or is this something new specifically for the Solus?
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 10:28 AM »

are you referring to Skyburner's Qflaps?  Or is this something new specifically for the Solus?



Those are the wind screens that Jon T makes, not the Q-flaps.  I have a set that I use for my Widow Maker.  They can be a life saver when the wind picks up.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 01:12 PM »

Just to clarify, these are not JUST for the Solus. Use them on any kite with standoffs that are (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) 8.5 inches. They work great!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 01:54 PM »

On the Widow Maker:

4 photos start at the hyperlinked shot below:

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 02:44 PM »

These look great. I think they would work on most any kite. I've also seen the kind that go between the standoffs.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 03:33 PM »

I've been meaning to pick something like this up.
Any recommendations on where?

Thnx!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 11:25 PM »

Jon sells them directly, look to the right of this page! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 11:34 PM »

Jon sells them directly, look to the right of this page! Smiley

for Skyburner/Sky Shark and look for the link to his store (hint: kitesandfunthings and find them under accessories)

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 06:24 PM »

gonna have to order some of these. Thanks for the link and video...

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 10:18 AM »

Any one still have or remember wind screens from the Jam Session from the mid 90's that went inbetween the two center standoffs?
There really worked great as I am sure these do. Nice video.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 10:24 AM »

The vents that I use go between the standoffs like you describe - they work really well.  I'd estimate they reduce kite speed by 20% or so. 
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 12:15 PM »

I still have a set of the HQ screens

R-Sky also made some for their kites and so did Shawn Tinkham, but his were made of rip stop not screen material and were called "fangs".

Prism had some kind of "slow down" device that could be ordered for the I2K. I had some and if I recall correctly they were made out of a stiff type of mylar.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 06:22 PM »

I had a love/hate relationship with the I2K, though.  Lips sealed
Well, we half agree on that then  Wink

Airdynamics, to whom I shall not be linking, have long had a wide range of airbrakes and slow down paraphernalia that could be slotted into all sorts of places on a kite. The much missed Wah Pads from Kitestudio had a similar flexibility. Etc., etc. and indeed etc.

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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2012, 09:35 AM »

What would happen if you put on a second set of wind flaps on the outside standoffs (simply reverse L and R)? Would the kite drop another 20% in speed?

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