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Designed by John Barresi and Brett Marchel, the Djinn is a high performance quad line kite built for a variety of applications and wind conditions with multiple features to increase overall control, sail loading, durability and ease of use. Read the full description below for more in-depth information and critical details you should know before ordering.
The Djinn quad kite is designed and built to handle the high performance and quality demands of both John Barresi and Team KiteLife… Any kite design available from Kite Forge is exactly what John and his team fly, no secret modifications or tweaks, its ready to rock.
The Djinn was crafted from roughly three decades of quad kite experience and over 30 US Championships, as well as the knowledge gained from 7 full years of performance and touring with Team iQuad, backed up by months of rigorous flight and abuse testing.
Wingspan : 238 cm
Sail fabric : ICAREX polyster
UL (ultralight) – no venting in the wings, for approx 1-6 mph (Mystic 10 frame)
ST (standard) – no venting in the wings, for approx 3-12 mph (Mystic 12 frame)
MV (mid vent) – single vent in each wing, for approx 5-18 mph (Mystic 14 frame)
VT (full vent) – double vent in each wing, for approx 7-25 mph (Mystic 16 frame)
XT (xtra vent) – networked vents in each wing, for approx 12-35 mph (Mystic 18 frame)
HV (hardcore vent) – expanded majority venting, for approx 25-55 mph (Mystic 18 frame)
The Djinn’s quad kite bridle is designed by John Barresi around a 100% original concept that functions more like a “dynamic” bridle, providing more connection and load sharing between all 4 points of tension, greatly lessens or eliminates center panel deflation (more balanced sail loading) using our “limiter” adjustment, and provides an enhanced glide ratio in belly-down positions, the Sync Bridle also maintains overall control into slightly higher wind ranges than you might expect. Additionally, the greatest wear points on the bridle are done with simpler, easier to replace components.
We wanted to make this quad kite as smooth and recoverable as possible, so you won’t find any exposed bungee knots anywhere on the kite, we’ve instead placed them inside the leading edge wingtips (without interfering with frame changes) and added covers to those knots and washers on the bottom wingtips, so these will no longer create snags in flight or during ground recovery.
Using a T-Piece configuration and thoughtful placement of bridle components, the Djinn quad kite has no exposed end caps or knots along the leading edge, once again eliminating the usual snag points where lines get caught or hung up during flight or ground recovery, this also completely solves the issue seen on older designs where the leading edge end caps were wearing through both the material and spars.
As our answer to the common issue of leading edge mesh breakdown, we have added specific reinforcements at the fold points and in the center (most common problem areas), as well as smaller tabs throughout the length of the leading edge mesh to further enhance the kite’s durability.
The Djinn is using specifically designed end caps on all four wingtips that place the bridle attachments away from the very tip to significantly lessen overall wear and damage from ground contact (such as urban flying), the bridle has its own hole perpendicular to the bungee holes to eliminate directional conflict, and the caps are crafted from aluminum to not only keep them extremely light but also to make them incredibly durable against both abrasion and impact.
Each kite comes with a Mystic frame set, chosen for their overall strength, recoil and weight, these spars are specifically made for and proven during the Djinn’s development – we currently offer 12, 14, 16 and 18 gram spars comparable to the spars used in most high performance standard, mid vent, vented, extra and extreme vent configurations.
In addition to the overall quality of the Djinn build, it also features a latticed panel / seam arrangement to provide maximum “net-like” support in the sail which lessens stretch and particularly deformation or loss of the kite’s original outline or profile over time and also working toward the same end goal, all trailing edges are double stitched, all sail material is Icarex PC-31 (preferred by pro pilots worldwide).
Often referred to as “wear strips”, while they do certainly reduce friction and wear between the upright spars and the sail, the primary purpose of these components is actually to moderate and control the massive sail stretch and degradation that naturally occurs on many quad kites along the vertical spar due to repeated sail compression.
Both ends of the leading edge material has been folded and sewn to reduce fraying and increase overall durability.
As you’ve seen by now, the outermost trailing edges of the Djinn quad kite are not cut in a straight line and have an inset angle applied to smooth out reverse flight which also helps with moderating the dreaded “bowtie” or single wing flip.
All vented models (MV, VT, XT and HV) feature venting that has been strategically placed to preserve the trailing edge “grip” and leading edge loading while still moderating overall pressure and speed with an average of 20% less venting than many traditional quad kite designs.
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