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Mosquito 4.5m (Windtools)

Mosquito 4.5m (Windtools)

Specifications
Model:
Make:
Sail:
Bridles:
Price
Mosquito 4.5m
Windtools
Ripstop nylon
Sleeved Dyneema
Around 436.00

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION
The Mosquito is an elliptical plan kite with a deep (fat) section. It is very well made and has tough looking construction. The bridle is a crossover type and the kite is braked on the trailing edge. The air intake has no gauze and is relatively large. The handles provided are well designed and made from aluminium.

STATIC TEST
The Mosquito was easy to use and exhibited moderate speed with consistent pull throughout the window. Although the kite responds to the brakes, it flies better when flown as a two line kite and kept on the move. Steering with a large motion resulting in broad turns. The kite would not reverse but could be landed and parked at the edge.

BUGGY TEST
In the buggy the Mosquito was easy to use but needed to be worked in the two line style to maintain power. Speed was moderate and consistent with the pull which made it easy to use. The big area would make the kite suitable for a heavier buggy pilot.

CONCLUSION
The Mosquito is a big and ruggedly built kite which would suit the flyer who prefers a two line style of flying. It proved easy to use in the buggy and left the flyer with a feeling of confidence. The kite is of excellent quality and is well designed, although one of the most expensive of those on test.

GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
Ease of use
Consistent pull
Price
Constant manoeuvring required

 

Kite Passion Magazine

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

 

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