Kite design

Kite design

Foil kites
Foil kites are usually tissue (ripstop nylon) with air cushion (air cells), it takes a lift and a fixed bridle, the dragon of the arch form, similar to a glider. Foil kites are either open or closed cell configuration, cell slides open to a constant flow of air to the intake valves to stay inflated, but are usually impossible to relaunch if it in the water, because they have no means to prevent deflation and quickly soaked.

Closed-cell films are almost identical with open cell films, unless they are equipped with inlet valves to keep air in the chambers, so that the inflated dragon (or at least that the deflation extremely slow) once in the water. Water relaunched with closed cell foil kites are easier, a constant tug on the power supply to the rule, they can be taken again.

Foil kites are popular for land or snow, in which the dragon is not a factor moist. A depowerable foil kites can have the same range of wind conditions than two traditional form C-LEI kites sizes, so that the driver can create a small dragon, a broader depower row, although the new LEI arch dragons have a similar range. Foil kites have the advantage of not need to have bubbles inflated manually, a process that with a LEI, it can take up to ten minutes.

Foil kite


Bow kites
Top inflatable dragon, a bridle at the top. It can be a flat, swept-back profile and concave rear edge allows the dragon more depower.

Bow kites have a broader spectrum than wind C-Dragons (LEI traditional dragon), so that two dragons sizes (like 7m2 and 12m2), could be an effective quiver to the winds of 10 to 30 + nodes for a 75 kg rider. This makes bow kites for beginners is to dragons sport, but they are also professionals.

Bow kites in a variety of kites related sports, including kite surfing and snowkiting. Because of their depower row, they allow users to tackle the problems caused by blast, safer to use. They are also of kite surfers to ride the wave, as their unique form suitable for this discipline.

Bow kite