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Kaos (Spirit of Air)

Kaos (Spirit of Air)

 

Specifications
Model:
Make:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Sail:
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Opt. wind range:
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Price
Kaos
Spirit of Air
225 X 70 cm
280 g
Spi Carrington K42
Carbon a 6 mm
3 point sleeved
2,5 to 5
100 to 155 lbs, length 65 to 100 ft
About 80

The construction of the Kaos is good: French seams, good quality blocked APA connectors, Spi Carrington and Exel carbon. The only thing wrong is uncut threads. Even in closing the incidence, the

Kaos doesn't take-off under 1.5 Beaufort. Very open and curved it has difficulty climbing to the top of the window even when pumping. Its optimal wind range is between 2/3 to 5 Beaufort and even in these conditions one must always keep it under pressure. After doing a freestyle trick, an axel for example, its natural curve maintains it in a stall for several instants, enabling easy combinations of trick. Hardly stable on tracks, it oversteers in tight turns and does not execute sharp angles. Precision is not its strong point, but it responds promptly to the most minor maneuver, at times even brutally by turning on its back. A situation which it particularly appreciates on the stalls, for example. It easily restarts in many situations, in this way all the compositions, back/front are easy to realise, permitting numerous tricks. The wing tips often get tangled in the lines, but by pulling on the opposite side it untangles easily, realism, during this, several spectacular figures. Spike and Black Hole type landings are not easily done because the stalls are not very precise. Especially on the hard stalls, the Kaos turns easily on its back.

The Kaos' aggressive look and shape, its colours, and screen printing is resolutely freestyle with a radical flight. Spirit of Air realized with the Kaos a kite which ensures a really good fun.

GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
Design
Freestyle
Quality of build
Few details of build (seams)
Small wind range
Verdict  
Ease of handling
Reliability
Design
Price/Quality ratio
Performance in it's category
Packaging
4/5
4/5
4/5
4/5
4/5
3/5

 

Kite Passion Magazine

This review was taken from
Kite Passion Magazine - Nov/Dec 96

 

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