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Author Topic: Vented team kite?  (Read 10318 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2011, 05:13 PM »

Just so we're all clear about this.... I'm claiming the credit, m'kay ?  Wink


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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2011, 07:49 PM »

Most definitely, Sir, and thanks again! But some credit to Keith and Vee as well, don't you agree?

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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2011, 10:32 PM »

Oh alright then. But you've caught me on a good day.


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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2011, 11:10 AM »

I would reccommend the Krystal team kite which has some venting. Now in the pictures shown on R-Sky's sight the vent is small, yet Roger and the gang have changed many vents on their kites. For example, I have the first of the latest Nirvanas and it barely flys in 18mph whem framed up strong. It is vented a lot like the Q Pros, only a tad smaller in the wing vents, and larger in the drive vent in the nose.
 I had the Q-Pro's for a full season of compition. After the team won the worlds back to back. I bought a cistom set of them. My only issue even working woth a retired member of that winning team, was getting the wind brakes they all used....
I can tell you from experience in flying the kite the more weight you put in it the faster it falls towards the ground. So instead, i got R-Sky wind brakes, used a dual set one from the top spreader to the lower, the other from the out board leading edge to the out board stand off. Which, slowed the kite down on 300lb lines.
Remember that if the wind is gusty, and backs off. The kite stalls easily, and can be hard to recoverquickly.
  Over all it was a great kite, and a bit heavy handed. Yet i have allsorts of bridal and tweaks from the team. I owe them a lot in adapting to the kite, and the time he gave me and the two kites he sold me as well...

   Mr. Ed
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2014, 10:33 PM »

hello, i am juan esteban cadavid from Colombia, South America

in 2001 I went to hawaii and Bought a kite in High Performance Kites, a Falhawk THP Platinum AVS unfortunately my kite spars are broken and i donīt know where can buy it or what specifications should I look for these spars to buy for my kite.

have already been many years without flying my kite and I wish I could fly it again

can you help me with this or you can refer me to someone? I would appreciate you can help me with some information

thank you very much

hoping to fly again

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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2014, 11:52 PM »

I would recommend asking Jon Trenenpohl for advice, because there are spars now which are equal or better to the original THP spars. But the P 200 or P300 should work for the spreaders and leading edges.
But not too many spars come in the 43 inch length needed for the spine. It may have to be ferruled. For lengths, this is what I have.
You can try these:
Spar lengths

ULE:  32.5 inch          Winglet:  7.5 inch
LLE:   32.5                  Standoffs:  7.75 inch
LS:     30.625   (5/8)
US:     24.375   (3/8)
Spine:   43 inch

Good luck with your project.
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2014, 02:03 PM »

popular in europe
for team (with a lot precision)
./fury vtd (robershaw)
./black bird vtd (contact Atelierkite)
./liberty (air one kite)
./krystal vtd (r'sky)
./quantum pro (prism)

for pair:
./slash vtd1 or vtd2 (atelierkites)
./masque Vmasque (atelierkites)
./nirvana or nse (r'sky)
./moa ou mini-moa (drole d'oiseau)

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