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#1 Sailor99

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:22 AM

Does anyone know if there is a difference in weight between a b-series and an SUL, assuming both have the 2 wrap frame of course? I believe I am right in saying that the SUL has lighter fabric and an extra light bridle, in which case it may be lighter. But I am not sure?

Confirmation one way or the other would be gratefully received.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:41 AM

Does anyone know if there is a difference in weight between a b-series and an SUL, assuming both have the 2 wrap frame of course? I believe I am right in saying that the SUL has lighter fabric and an extra light bridle, in which case it may be lighter. But I am not sure?

Confirmation one way or the other would be gratefully received.



And the SUL has a ripstop leading edge
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:15 AM

Hi Jeremy.
as the big man said.
i would not worry to much on the bridle, on my home made sul i have a standard bridle.
i dont think a few grams will make that much difference.
mine is exactly the same weight as the rev s.u.l. it has a standard bridle and sparded in p 100.
it flys a treat, ask the big man (big bri) he has flown it.
all the best steve.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:21 AM

So I got it right on the lighter sail?
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:30 AM

hi Jeremy.
i think the sail on the s.u.l is out of ripstop nylon, while the b series is polyester.
someone will tell me if i am wrong.
mine is made out of .75 ripstop nylon.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:53 AM

Both my SULs had .6 oz Polyester sails, the same as my Standards.
The only difference was the leading edge for the SUL was of 1.5 oz Nylon, as opposed to the 3.9 oz Dacron used in the Standards and the bridles were made of Spectra, while the Standards used a heavier bridle material.

I found the SUL's bridles a nuisance, to tell you the truth, as their smaller diameter and lack of stiffness allowed it to get caught much more easily in snag points on the sail & frame.

If you compared just the sails and bridles, the SUL would weigh slightly less than a B-Series.
I doubt if it would make much real world difference in its flight, except the SUL would probably be a tad easier to fly in the very lowest winds or Indoors.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:22 AM

And the SUL has a ripstop leading edge

Mine hasn't.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:28 AM

Mine hasn't.



It should have else you anit got a SUL ??
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:35 AM

I found the SUL's bridles a nuisance, to tell you the truth, as their smaller diameter and lack of stiffness allowed it to get caught much more easily in snag points on the sail & frame.

Me too and there is also the added problem of the knots being very prone to slipping if the wind picks up a bit.

Having said that, it's my favorite kite, in the right conditions with a Race Frame and a nice summers day with the sun on my back and barely enough wind to feel on your face, heaven. :wub:

And when the sun's gone down. :big_beer:
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

When have you had a nice Summers Day with a set of Race Rods bob??

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:39 PM

When have you had a nice Summers Day with a set of Race Rods bob??

Okay, will you accept "sunny"?
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:22 PM

Yep, I can go with Sunny Bob :rockon:




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