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Joe B

Member Since 27 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2012 05:04 PM
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#81890 Zen frame choices/recommendations

Posted by Joe B on 11 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

Confusing, to say the least. I was in the same boat not long ago, trying to figure out what I should do with the limited info that's out there.

As JB put it to me (and this really helped me understand the choice), the Zen frame and Race Rods with a 2-wrap center both end up giving you about the same wind range but with different handling characteristics. If you fly flat-footed and don't employ much sail loading technique, the Zen frame is great. The Zen frame is very flexible, allowing it to cup the wind more easily than a stiffer frame. On the other hand, if you do like to move around a bit and use more active sail loading in your flying style, the Zen frame may feel too flexy, with the leading edge constantly flexing and relaxing a bit too much for some folks' taste. The Race/2-wrap center frame is stiffer than the Zen frame and thus doesn't present those same flex issues for those folks and that particular flying style. I hope that helps.... ;)


#79421 Where to sell a kite?

Posted by Joe B on 16 April 2011 - 03:00 PM

Hey all,

If anyone is interested... I've just listed a Supersonic for sale in Kitelife.com classifieds. Here's a link: Joe B's Supersonic