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Author Topic: DIYer wind break for Sea Devil Mid Vent .....  (Read 1575 times)
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« on: May 09, 2009, 06:59 PM »

My flying pal has a SD mid vent and he wants to DIYer some wind break for it. I need some fotos so he can DIYer the break.

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 09:56 AM »

no pic handy but you can simply try some screening cut & hemmed/rolled to fit over the standoffs. Just two strips one on each side. That's the easiest method and works on many kites, I'm sure Lam has a more elegant method specifically designed for his kite.

Many people find that using a heavier line, 300 lb test or so significantly slows the kite in hiigher winds and don't bother with adding brakes to the kite.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 03:14 PM »

Email me, I got photos and measurements... Cool

Makes a huge difference on the standard and full vent, never tried them on my mid vent
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 04:54 PM »

Can u do trick or tricks with those wind breaks on the kite ?

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 06:04 PM »

Can u do trick or tricks with those wind breaks on the kite ?

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 10:08 PM »

would be interested in the specs as well.  will e-mail.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 10:35 PM »

break = damage
brake = slowing down/stopping
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 10:03 AM »

Yes, it should be brake instead of break Cheesy !
Thanks for the correction.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 03:05 PM »

I've used the CR Wah Pads on my Mid Vent to good effect.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009, 07:23 AM »

 Cheesy  I can see the point regarding the homonyms...but actually...since their function is 'breaking' the wind, I personally don't see why 'wind breaks as brakes' isn't just as valid.

Carry on.

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