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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Advance
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08.5m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m
Type: Delta


Lambda delta shaped allround/race kite

Designers goals

The KAIMAN5 is the result of a know-how that starts with the design and manufacturing of paragliders since 1986, the first power-kiting in 1992 and two exclusive software progams. The first  for the 'wing drawings, and the other developed by  the engineer Tarozzi for calculating the loads and strains of the bridles. It is obvious, that for a profile to be a top performer, it has to be “clean”, streamlined and free of any imperfection, as a seam with the wrong tension can cause vibration, deformation and loss of performance.

Kaiman5 vs Kaiman4

Like every year, our effort is aimed at improving performance while maintaining the same character of the kite.
The work is done by collecting reports along the season written by different categories of users:
Official riders, normal users, schools and wave riders, freeriders, wake stylers.
At Advance kites  the problem is not obtaining the required performance from the kite. With our experience, it is easy to do so. The most difficult thing is to find what has to be improved in the performance level.
With the Kaiman5, we have reduced the number of struts, from five , to three struts, the kite became lighter and thanks to a more flexible structure we have increased the twisting efect. As a result, in larger sizes we have a kite that  turns faster, and bigger the size, the better the results of this improvement.
Taking the new 12mt Kaiman5, as a reference, this new 12mt kite by Advance turns faster and smoother than the “old” 10 mt Kaiman4.
By turning the structure lighter and by rebalancing  the loads on the profile, the low end performance has been increased, but by no means compromising the high end, The final result is a kite with a massive wind range.
We could keep on telling you about our products, as we have so much to say on this matter, but this is a limited space to do so, but we would apreciate, you to discover our products, by you testing them personally, experience their performance, feel our quality and aknowledging our passion for the sport and for well made products.




Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Advance
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08.5m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m
Type: Delta
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Bar length: 43cm
Line length: 23m
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: n.a.
Safety: n.a.
Swivel: n.a.
Variable bar length: n.a.
Oh shit handles: n.a.

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