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#1 alnegri

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:45 PM

Hello.
I owne a SUL.
The question is: are the SUL's rods like the Race rods?
I am considering a B vented and I read it is very good with race rods in 8-10 mph.
So I wonder if I can use the Sul rods instead of the Race rods
Thanks and escuse me for my english.

Alberto

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:00 AM

The race rods are very slightly lighter than the SUL rods. The SUL rods are the 2 wrap rods and exactly the same as the 2 wrap rods you would get with a standard B. With a vented B you would get 3 and 4 wrap, but the 2 wrap or Race rods are great in a vented in anything down to about 6mph wind.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:19 AM

Thanks for reply

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:19 AM

sul rods are 2 wrap .. the race rods are lighter and have more spring to them.. if you really want a light wind good ..get an indoor frame and cut it to the 1.5 size .. that makes a great combo for the 2 to 5 range
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:35 AM

Actually, I believe the Indoor rev frame is the same as race rods, just different length. (The rods are no longer 1/8 in. rods. now they are the 1/4 in.) The rods may not be exactically like the race rods, but they are very close.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

The new 1/4" Indoor rods are much more flexible and resilient than the Race Spars.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:51 AM

Interesting. How do they compare weight wise John?
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:01 PM

Couldn't say, don't have the specs.

A don't have very much experience with the Indoors yet, not enough comment yet.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

Happy in the sunshine r ya John :) .

Ive just got in from flying[a magical evening].Once the three rugby team went home and the dogs[ :kid_cussing: ] The wind droped off to around 3mph/5mph.I had the 2 wrap in so swopped to Race Rods.
The diffrence is worth both the effort and exspense imo .The two wrap are kewl,but i just prefare the spring in the Race rods.
Minght be me,but thers a prestige that comes with the Race Rods.Like putting a pair of Quality shoes on.You seem to walk taller,if ya get my drift.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:24 PM

.Like putting a pair of Quality shoes on.You seem to walk taller,if ya get my drift.

Yep. Very much with you there. Too true
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:46 PM

i have both the indoor and race frames.. i do notce the kite flies much eazier with the indoor 1/8 rods then the race rod set.. i do like the race set because its more durable if a gust should come along and im in the air while it happens.. but for when the air gets still the indoor frame is what i like the best.. cut down a few inches each side.. the LE is a little stiffer
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