Mirage High Aspect 4m (Skybums)
|Mirage High Aspect 4m
Carrington K42 Nylon
Tenfor cored pelyester
The Mirage is a high aspect ratio rectangular plan foil developed by Paul Morgan who is a
well known kite maker and buggy enthusiast on the UK circuit. The kite is well made and
bridle attachments are securely sewn in to the risers. The air intake does not have gauze
over it but there didn't seem to betoo much of a problem with sand filling the kite. The
handles provided looked a little slim, but proved more than adequate; indeed, some pilots
preferred them to the chunkier type.
The Mirage took off easily and was easy to fly. All the testers agreed that it had
reasonable power and medium slow speed across the window. The Mirage held the edge well
and generated reasonable power. Turns were slow and wide. the kite was easy to relaunch
and would even recover from a ball. The kite was easy to stop. land and park safely.
The Mirage performed well scoring highly on all cards. The kite was reasonably fast and
its good edge handling meant it was an easy kite for less experienced pilots to use. In
the hands of the more skilled pilots. the kite lacked the speed of others but again it was
felt to be an ideal starter model and represented excellent value for money.
The whole panel were in agreement that the Mirage was excellent value and would represent
an ideal kite for someone starting out. Its construction quality was good and the nylon
sail would last well even though it couldn't match the polyester sailed kites for pure
speed. The handles provided were strong and some found them very comfortable despite their
|Easy to use
|Not very fast for racing