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#1 Martyjuggles

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:18 AM

Hi all

My old EXP has a 3-wrap frame set in it or so i believe. It is not however, stamped with the 'ultra-light' label - are the two frames different in weight or performance?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:24 AM

Not 100%,but i think the EXP came with a 4wrap frame and many had no labels at all.I also think the leading edge was an inch or two longernthan the usual 1.5 length.

I think im correct,but may be corrected.I would check but dont have an EXP anymore.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:31 AM

EXP frame is a 3 wrap and they are like 1" longer they dont label them to keep cost down as its a beginner kite.

Don't knock a EXP still one of my fav's to fly they take an awful beating
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:34 AM

I stand corrected on the wrapidge[as it a word].


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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:47 AM

Oh yeah i loved my EXP but the sail has now removed itself from the LE by way of the venting. It's been with a friend who was going to fix it but never got round to it and havin just got it back, i thought i might get some lower wind capability out of my 1.5 vented SLE currently with 4-wrap throughout.

Have just checked the length and it appears to be the same length as the LE on my vented.

Great -thanks guys!!!

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:43 PM

The EXP leading edge (frame) is the exact same as the "Ultra Light - aka 3 wrap" 1/4" leading edges used in the 1.5 SLE and the B-Series models. It does not come with a label. It is the same length and strength as the rods labeled "Ultra Light".

The leading edge ends and vertical rods are the same rod, the center rod is the only one that is different and that is because it has ferule's on both ends.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:26 PM

The EXP leading edge (frame) is the exact same as the "Ultra Light - aka 3 wrap" 1/4" leading edges used in the 1.5 SLE and the B-Series models. It does not come with a label. It is the same length and strength as the rods labeled "Ultra Light".

The leading edge ends and vertical rods are the same rod, the center rod is the only one that is different and that is because it has ferule's on both ends.

I agree 100% on this information on the EXP rods.

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