Jump to content
KiteLife Forum
Sign in to follow this  
crismarc1

Presentation and Kymera sail question.

Recommended Posts

Hello from Spain!

After years enjoying visiting this forum I would like to present myself.

I live in Spain and I fly dual and quad line kites, also the Urban ninja single line.

I´m always trying to learn to improve my skills and Kitelife helps me a lot.

Thank you very much for your work!!! :)

Recently I have bought a wonderful Kymera kite from kiteparts.net.

I have only fly the kite once and I like it a lot .... but I´m not sure about the tension of the sail.

I would like to know if is it normal or not that the sail is so loose after the assembly.

Here I show some little videos of my kite where you can see the sail after the assembly of the kite following the John Barresi tutorial.

Vídeo0002.movVídeo0004.mov

Thank you very very much!!!

Regards

Cristina

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John B. is the designer of the Kymera!! Should be able to check out your videos and see if everything is ok!!

Calling John??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Cristina, thanks for asking!

The sail is loose when the Kymera is "standing", my own kites are identical... When the sail loads up (inflates), there is actually a slight bulge on the back of each wing - kind of like a bladder to focus the pressure and wind flow to specific areas of the trailing edge.

The wing tips should be quite tight though... Enough to put a slight flex in the leading edge (not a big curve).

I hope that answered your question? If not, let me know - happy to help. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello, again, from Spain!

stroke survivor: Thank you very for your help and for "calling" John Barresi :)

John Barresi: Thank you very much for your quick response and for the explanation of the structure of your wonderful design.

Yes, yes, that answered my question!!!

Now I understand the idea about "the pressure and wind flow to specific areas of the trailing edge".

Then, I´m going to fly and fly my new red Kymera in the capricious wind here in Madrid.

Thank you again John Barresi for your generosity!!! :)

Cristina

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My pleasure, glad to hear you're enjoying the Kymera. :)

Any chance I might see you at the Gandia Clinic?

Might be going, not 100% sure yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OOOooooH! What a wonderful surprise for the spanish pilots and the Revoclinic Gandía 2012 ! :clap2:

But, what a pity, unfortunately I have to work (althoug I´m glad for work) that weekend, 3 and 4 March 2012.

I went to the last Gandía clinic and it was an extremely good experience for me.

I hope you can go there!!! :bye1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Video Tutorials

  • Site Sponsors

  • Similar Content

    • By szobelda
      View Advert Mohawk STD
      An extremely fun kite to fly and to trick with ☺️
      The kite is in a great condition.
      Frame:
      LE – Skyshark P200 / P300
      US – carbon 5mm
      LS – Skyshark 5PT
      Spine – Skyshark P200
      Roll bars – carbon 3mm
      Tail Weight – brass rod 20g
      Shipping - 15 USD
      Advertiser szobelda Date 08/20/2019 Price $185.00 Category Kites (Dual Line) Brand   Model mohawk  

    • By szobelda
      An extremely fun kite to fly and to trick with ☺️
      The kite is in a great condition.
      Frame:
      LE – Skyshark P200 / P300
      US – carbon 5mm
      LS – Skyshark 5PT
      Spine – Skyshark P200
      Roll bars – carbon 3mm
      Tail Weight – brass rod 20g
      Shipping - 15 USD
    • By Carl Norman
      I keep breaking my Kymera.  Need a lower spreader (non-ferruled) and a standoff.
      Is there a "parts list" somewhere or what's the best way to figure out what I need? I'm trying to avoid calling a kite shop every time I need something and just order it on my own.
      The standoff mount broke, so I need both the standoff mounting piece and the mini-standoff-spar but don't know the sizes.
       
      As a follow up question, I didn't crash the poor thing, maybe I'm pulling too hard on launch or something? I'm not accustomed to these higher end kites so maybe I'm just a bit too hard on them?
      My experience has been mostly with Prisms.
       
      Thanks a ton for the help.
       
    • By dragonfish
      I got a significant tear in my Rev over the weekend.  Need some advice on how to approach fixing it. I'm not even sure how it happened. I had left it flat on the sand in the pit area of the demo "field" at a festival and hadn't gotten a chance to put it away after the wind picked up. 
      Here's a pic: (you probably have to click on it and make it big to see the tear)

      The tear is in both vertical and horizontal directions. The vertical one goes all the way to the LE screen seam. Given the location and nature of the tear, would there be repair methods that are better or should be avoided? Thanks. 
    • By Exult
      Mars 2018, ITW Kymera  on 25m lines
      The latest trick I'm working on (getting acquainted with?) is the flic flac - I expect it to be a quite long term project. In the light winter winds the Kymera serves me well for this purpose (more reading in http://kitelife.com/forum/blogs/entry/303-different-moods-of-winter-wide-wind-window-tricking-in-light-winter-winds/ ).
       
      First part of image: A recent (and lately unfortunately a bit rare) prework session. In the sky you can see a sun dog and a faint halo around the sun.
      Second and third part of image: I like the mood of the greenish toned winter. In addition the green themed Kymera goes well along with it. However I can't say  if the reddish or the blueish tone in these two images (from the same session) is the truest one.
  • Upcoming Events

×
×
  • Create New...