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T5 Cuban

T5 Cuban

The T5 Cuban is designed for days when there really isn't quite enough wind to fly.

With the Airheads, we've often been asked to fly in ultra low wind; we've developed this version of the T5 specifically for those conditions. I've put tricks as a low priority here; the kite will perform the essential axle/half axle tricks but its real purpose is to stay in the air and allow ballet routines in near-zero wind.

It has the same frame geometry as the T5 Taipan, but a different sail plan and bridle. It features SkyShark 2PT for the leading edge, 3PT for spreaders and P90 for the spine.

The Cuban version gets its name from the sail material - originally 'Cuben Fibre'. This is an advanced Mylar/Dyneema sandwich laminate material which offers incredibly light weight at around 17 gm/m2 (compared with Icarex at nominal 32 gm/m2). (The fabric is now a Dyneema product.)

It's an unusual semi-translucent aesthetic; it is the current state-of-the-art for low weight combined with high strength. Flies a little faster than the Icarex version, which is helpful for ballet routines - which aren't usually choreographed for very slow speed.

Optimised for 0-8mph wind. It generates solid pull in 3 mph wind and it's possible to keep the kite in the air in zero wind by walking to and fro; the kite is set up not to flare out so it is possible to make up ground in almost any wind.

Price £295

 

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