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Drag Kite (Kwait)

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Specifications
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Kwait
Drag Kite
134 x 67 cm
118g
Polyester and mylar film
Carbon 4mm
Dyneema
6 - 22 mph
80 lb - 30-50 ft
50.00

 

Following the Galaxy, the French manufacturer/craftsman Kwait has now brought out a second model. The only thing it has in common with the first is the dragon printed on the sail (which might not appeal to everyone), plus two designs on the wing tips, which I find most effective on this transparent Mylar sail. The manufacturing quality is good, especially the seams.

The frame smacks somewhat of the home-builder, with self-made arrow nocks from vinyl tubes. The leading edge joints are also in transparent vinyl. In contrast, the kite has proper clips to lock the stand off connectors to the cross spar.

The sail consists of two different materials. The centre is made from polyester spinnaker fabric, with the wings in transparent Mylar film.

The stand offs are located towards the outside. The kite's wind range is from about 5 mph to 25 mph. At the top end, it is fast, lively and does'nt pull. This makes the Drag Kite ideal for children.

Quite stable for its size, it turns well and is easy to launch. It can be a bit quick, accelerating well but is very well-behaved overall. With its lively pace, the Drag Kite is great fun, performing most tricks and combinations at high speed. Even if you start off just playing, you quickly find yourself really letting yourself go.

With its unusual looks an very attractive price, the Drag Kite will certainly appeal to younger kiteflyers. Although the standard of finish is a little dissapointing

Good Points Bad Points
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Price
Materials
Finish
Hardware

Verdict
 
Ease of Use
Reliability
Design
Price/Quality Ratio
Performance in it's category
Packaging
4/5
3/5
3/5
4/5
3/5
2/5

 

Kite Passion Magazine

Kite Review taken from
Kite Passion Magazine March/April 1997

 

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