Modulus 38 Special (Spider)
|Modulus 38 Special
The 38 Special is a modular design comprising six separate sections which can be zipped
together giving seven sizes from 1m² to 3.8m² allowing use across a wide wind range. It
is a rectangular plan with a polyester sail and Dyneema bridles and Dyneema line set
provided as a ready to fly pack-age. The standard of sewing was very good and the whole
thing is packed into a buggy mounted Pod'-. Handles are well designed and of superior
The 38 Special was easy to fly but was unexciting in a static test due to its low
pressure. The speed was moderate and edge handling good. Turn speed was moderate and pull
was reasonable but in light winds the weight of the zips seemed to have an effect. The
kite was easy to stop and parked well.
In the buggy the 38 Special struggled in the lighter winds compared to the other 4 metre
kites on test. The kite really comes into its own when the wind gets stronger and the
system can be used. The low pressure sail allowed for a greater variety of turns than some
others. The kite was easy to use and would suit a novice especially as it covers a very
wide wind range.
The 38 Special would complement some of the other 4 metre kites on test although in a
straight comparison it did not have the same power or speed. It is easy to use and is a
genuinely ready to fly package that represents good value considering the number of
options available. The buggy mounted bag is also a natty extra.
|7 different size options
Value for money
|Low wind performance
Complicated set up