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  • Kite Tube Size. Is Bigger Better?

    Since the advent of inflatable traction kites, tube size is not only a constant question for designers but also for kiters of all disciplines. Tube size debates occasionally develop online and at the beach during discussions about performance of different styles and brands. Most kiters intuitively understand that bigger tubes are stiffer. They also understand that more pressure is needed to prevent buckling, particularly at the wingtips under higher loads. Some believe that bigger tubes create more powerful kites by increasing the kites foil (wing) profile.

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