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Modulus 38 Special (Spider)

Modulus 38 Special (Spider)

Specifications
Model:
Make:
Sail:
Bridles:
Price
Modulus 38 Special
Spider
Polyant polyester
Dyneema
400.00

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
The 38 Special is a modular design comprising six separate sections which can be zipped together giving seven sizes from 1m to 3.8m 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 quality.

STATIC TEST
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.

BUGGY TEST
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.

CONCLUSION
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.

GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
7 different size options
Buggy bag
Value for money
Low wind performance
Complicated set up

 

Kite Passion Magazine

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

 

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