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#1 alnegri

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:39 AM

Hi.
Is the B Serie 1.5 (not vented) sail different from the 1.5 SUL?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:21 AM

Yes it is diffrent,

Not much init weight wise if thats what your thinking about.Dont have the tech figures,but basically

S.U.L
bridle is finer and so less weight[90lb test]
Leading edge has no dacron covering[in most case]
The sail is finer wripstop so reduces weight .
Personally i like the s.u.l with Race Rods,but find my B Series is still up to the job in low winds with the Race Rods.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:39 AM

Obviously, the panal layout is different between the JB, and the 1.5 SUL. I think the sail design of the B gives more precisions, or something like that.

Both can work very well in light winds, although the SUL, is more designed for light wind.

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#4 alnegri

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:11 AM

Thanks everybody.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:26 PM

Hi.
Is the B Serie 1.5 (not vented) sail different from the 1.5 SUL?

Thanks.

Alberto


FYI.....The B Series is available by custom oder in an SUL through The Kite Shoppe :)

#6 Fenman

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:02 PM

Due to the sheltered spots i fly in,whats the diffrence between a 1.5 sul and a custom B sul ,being as both are for light winds only?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:14 PM

Due to the sheltered spots i fly in,whats the diffrence between a 1.5 sul and a custom B sul ,being as both are for light winds only?

I have never seen a B SUL, however if it has the same weight of material, bridle and etc, it might have a slight edge due to the vertical panels which will bellow slightly after the sail ages a little.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:46 AM

I have both models and much prefer the B-Series SUL version. I think I'll have all my new kites built this way, then if a vented kite is desired I'll just do that part myself.

Honestly? After you learn to fly, how much dragging of the leading edge do you do inverted?
Why have that heavy Dacron sleeve at all?

If you want more mass at the leading edge then just change the sticks!

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:14 AM

FYI.....The B Series is available by custom oder in an SUL through The Kite Shoppe :)

Mmmm.... :g: That little nugget deserves it's own thread, as it could missed buried in this thread and I can think of a few people in the UK that may be interested in that one.
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

There is approximately 20 grams difference between the sails and bridles on the SUL and B-Series.
If you fly in very light winds/no wind, the SUL makes sense, but it has its drawbacks too.
With proper light wind technique and lines, frames, etc., you can fly the standard B-Series in very faint breezes.




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