Windwing Rapture Video

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Postby Alex » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:49 pm

dentist wrote:It looks to me like the RApture is the same idea and design as the Best BFK.

Am I right on this? Anyone


Nope.

Lets see.

Number of Lines
BFK: 5 (or 8 if you consider all the bridles)
Rapture: 4

Relaunch.
BFK: 5th line style
Rapture: Reverse relaunch

Depower:
BFK: Depowers like a typical kite.
Rapture: Almost complete but full steering control.

Safety:
BFK: 5th line. Pull QR to activate. Kite ends up downwind.
Rapture: SAFE system. Just push away bar to depower. Kite ends up on edge of wind window.

Anything else I miss...
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Postby dewey » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:53 am

I would be bummed with my outrages too, but this year I want to work on the big boosting. I'm not into kite loops, so I want to stick with the high A/R. I wish I could have the safe and the jumpstart together though. With windwing R&D seems to be 1#. These guys really think out-of-the-box!!!!!!
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