5.5 meter Cloud 2016
Kite is in great shape. Never damaged and no repairs. Lots of life left in this Cloud 5.5. Power compares to a 6 or 7.
Major advantages of the Cloud include broad range in various winds, strutless kite means it is light and always stays
in the air even in lulls. Most important is the responsiveness. Also is very forgiving and easy to control.
This kite's broad range means you can fly it in winds from 17-28 on a directional. On the foil it takes you down to a
14 mph wind and easily up to 20. You will be happy with the performance of the Cloud.
Simply put, the Cloud is just easy and fun to fly.
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Here is what the owner/designer has to say about the Cloud
Cloud Performance Definition:
Agility, Depower & Drift
The first word that came to mind was responsiveness. But to include the light, lively, playful spirit of the Cloud I think agility is the best single word.
I love seeing a rider’s eyes light up from their first launch. The more this greater speed and precision is experienced the more it’s appreciated. To the extent that anything less isn’t fun.
All other kites feel lifeless in comparison.
Comparisons in depower can be made between different kites. All are within a range that I feel defines our sport.
Even kites considered high depower pull us along regardless of how we sheet the bar. Sending the kite we are pulled through a bottom turn, up into a waterstart and boosted skyward.
Getting mercilessly flung as beginners we learn to ride within the limits of our gear. In the absence of alternatives we accept the performance defining our sport as its come to feel natural.
The Cloud’s radically greater depower range does not fit this definition. No other kite gives power control of this kind. CloudRiding is perhaps a different sport.
I’m not suggesting more or less depower is better or worse. I feel how much depower is desirable depends on our individual riding interests.
If your preference is full-time pull a race kite may be best. The Cloud performs so differently that all other kites from race to wave all feel about the same to me. My preference is for the absolute riding freedom unique to the Cloud.
The Cloud has always been a reflection of the riding of my family, friends and myself. It was originally developed as a freeride/freestyle surf kite.
I’ll never forget the first session in on-shore surf thinking to myself that the Cloud drifted so insanely much more than any other kite that a new word is needed to describe.
Drift performance is not limited to surf.
It offers new opportunities with greater control to the entire riding experience of
all riding styles.
Can you imagine loosing control of your car as you make a turn? There’s no reason to accept loosing control of your kite as you ride downwind.
Far beyond simply keeping our kite aloft, maximum drift gives us control for performance handling rather than slack lines in gusty, variable winds, transitions, freestyle & surf. The greater speed & glide of hydrofoils compounds the benefits of drift.
Shipping is $49 in the US and $60 Canada
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Model: Cloud C5
Size: 5.5 M
Condition: Very Good
Location: makawao, HI, USA
Posted: 4 days ago
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