After having flown the WSO by German Siebert’s Drachenkiste for some time we (the AERIALIS Team Flyers) decided to find a kite more suitable for our flying. Back in October 2004, we did a test of eight different kites with (very) different flight characteristics.
And in addition, Anders sat down at his desk designing a couple of kites himself. One of these kites happened to be inspired by the Pro Reactor series from Spectrasport Kites. However, Anders’ variation comes somewhat scaled-down and with a somewhat different sail panel layout. It’s also a VERY light kite and you can fly it down to absolute zero wind conditions.
Now, I happen to have one of those Reactor-inspired kites that Anders made for the team. (We never really flew them.) And that was the third kite out of the bag on the frozen lake yesterday.
Now, this is a really old school design, perfect for flying slow, straight trajectories, and cutting razor-sharp corners with just a flick of the wrists. When it comes to tricking, however…. Well…. Nope!
The pilot is still somewhat on the rusty side and from time to time there’s too much input, but this is what it looked like!