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JOJO 3.5M (WINGS – Flugsysteme)

JOJO 3.5M (WINGS - Flugsysteme)

Specifications
Model:
Make:
Sail:
Bridles:
Price
Jojo 3.5m
Wings - Flugsysteme
Ripstop Nylon
Sleeved Dyneema
Around 310

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
The Jojo is an elliptical design and was one of the smaller kites in the test. The sail was very well made with Mylar reinforcement on the front of the risers. The air intake was open and the kite had a thin looking section. The bridles were separate with an interesting braking system with the wing-tip brakes linked to the main bridle. No handles were provided with the kite.

STATIC TEST
The Jojo launched easily and flew well provided that the kite was kept moving forward. At speed it generated power beyond its small proportions and speed and power would turn on and off very suddenly making it quite a handful. The kite didn't hold the edge well when flown from the ground, but had a very quick rate of turn when flown at speed.

BUGGY TEST
The Jojo showed some good speed and generated traction when 'powered up". Although the kite turned quickly, it was difficult to coordinate buggy and kite turns consistently.

The kite required a lot of care to prevent loss of power and consequent loss of speed. The violent acceleration and power turning on made it something of a handful.

CONCLUSION
The Jojo is a very fast kite that generated a lot of power given its small size. The kite turned very fast when at speed but was inconsistent and required a skilled pilot for buggying. The violent surge of power makes it not one for the inexperienced!

GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
Powerful for size
Nice bag
Inconsistent
No handles or instructions

 

Kite Passion Magazine

This review was taken from
Kite Passion Magazine - Sept/Oct 97

 

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