Power Kite Forum
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: NASA Wings
Chip


Avatar


Posts: 93
Registered: 3-21-2004
Location: Columbus, OH
Member Is Offline

Mood: Almost on the playa, cant wait!

[*] posted on 5-17-2005 at 11:10 AM
NASA Wings


So what's the story on NASA wings? I saw several people using them at NABX but never had a chance to try one.

I'm heading to the beach in a month, and I'm curious if one would be more effective on a medium crowded beach. (on short lines) But I've never flown one. How well to they work on the edge of the wind going upwind?


I was at the same beach last year, it's on an island in N. Carolina, and is not a public beach, so it isn't too horribly crowded, and people tend to stay in clumps, so you have 50 ft. of clear beach, park kite overhead as your coast by people, 50 ft. of clear beach, etc. that's way I'm thinking something with real short lines so I have to spend less time watching where my lines are.

-Chip
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Scoopy


Avatar


Posts: 404
Registered: 3-12-2004
Location: West Virginia
Member Is Offline

Mood: Always Good

[*] posted on 5-17-2005 at 08:32 PM


What are you used to flying?

Scoop




View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Chip


Avatar


Posts: 93
Registered: 3-21-2004
Location: Columbus, OH
Member Is Offline

Mood: Almost on the playa, cant wait!

[*] posted on 5-18-2005 at 10:32 AM


I have the Comp X series (XS to XXL)
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Scoopy


Avatar


Posts: 404
Registered: 3-12-2004
Location: West Virginia
Member Is Offline

Mood: Always Good

[*] posted on 5-19-2005 at 10:59 AM


Most likely if you are used to flying foils, you are not going to be happy with a NPW. Its a good short line kite I guess, have heard of people flying them with just the handles on the bridles. I had the 6.9 meter and it pretty much sucked. I guess pull for $ they are hard to beat for scudding downwind, but buggying upwind is not very good at all. It can be done, but not as well as most foils. I have heard the NPW9 is better at this, but I have only ever flown the NPW5. I hope this helps instead of making you more confused.

Scoop




View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

Hosted by: Mad Moose Studio