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Old 24-07-2004, 19:29   #1
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hey annyone know annything about kites? i am looking to buy a spinnaker and now i am interested in kites but i havent found much info. anny feedback or links would be much appriciated. JT
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Old 25-07-2004, 11:16   #2
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Here is a site in NZ that sells kite sails. I've been watching the kite-boarders out here in Port Gardner, Wa and it looks to be a pretty good idea. I'll try to get some pictures this afternoon. I've been considering a kit-spinnaker myself for the ease of single handing.

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Old 02-08-2004, 00:51   #3
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Today the tide was up so I could get in the shallows where these guys play. They can actually go up about 2-3 points on a beam reach and they were passing me up doing 8 kn. You can see the wake they're kicking up.





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I have seen a picture of a spinnaker that had a central section that looked like an eyebrow. This was actually an airfoil that acted rather like a modern performance parachute and created lift. Apparently made an enormous difference in light airs.
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