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Piyush
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Tribord R244

Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:16 am

hi folks

Does anyone have any knowledge about this kite?

https://www.tribord.co.uk/r244-stunt-ki ... id_8241858

Thanks

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Re: Tribord R244

Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:20 am

I do not own one but i was considering one and extensively researched it. only found some info on some french forum and they don't seem to like it beyond entry level flying. one folk redid the bridle and he seemed to like it alot better. some info here. maybe google translate can help you
http://aufilduvent.forumactif.com/t5933 ... 44-carbone
 
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Re: Tribord R244

Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:41 am

hi Fluke
thank you for your advice; it's much appreciated.

im guessing £55 for an 8ft stunt kite incl lines, winder and straps will mean it is quite basic, but still sounds really good value for money.
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Re: Tribord R244

Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:27 pm

If you want my honest opinion i'm pretty sure it's a very good kite. from what i've read, people were pretty happy with it once they modded the bridle
 
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Re: Tribord R244

Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:25 am

thanks again :)
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Re: Tribord R244

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:04 am

If you get it, please update with some impressions?
 
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Re: Tribord R244

Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:15 am

will do Andy
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Re: Tribord R244

Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:56 pm

we received our Tribord R244 (8ft stunt kite) from Decathlon for £54.99 delivered including dyneema lines, straps and winder.

Initial thoughts are its good for ballet/precision as i managed to do combination tuns and fly boxes using my 45m lines. I also managed to perform axles and half axles (which is all i can do even on my superfly lol).

I would describe the build quality as similar to HQ kites and the kite looks well made and robust (it is framed with 6mm pultruded carbon tubes). The leading edges are made from one carbon tube so the leading edges can't be broken down. Decathalon sell spare parts including 6mm carbon tubes in lengths of 1.7m at a very reasonable £6.99 each which is enough for this kite.

here is a clip of me flying it-

https://youtu.be/T_K0uC0Ngq4
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Re: Tribord R244

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:24 am

That's nice. i actually bought one too.. well a friend of mine bought it for me but he lives abroad and couldn't send me it by mail because of the size. 
I heard they stopped production of this kite in favor of the orao brand. can you make close up pics?
 
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Re: Tribord R244

Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:40 pm

the picsi have wont upload here (files too large), so i will try to take some pics this weekend
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Re: Tribord R244

Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:56 pm

i just received a reply from Decathlon-

Hi Piyush,
Thank you for getting back to us and for your feedback. This is an active product, so it will be in production for at least the next year, and it is not planned for now to remove it.
Have a lovely day!
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Re: Tribord R244

Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:20 am

Piyush wrote:
the picsi have wont upload here (files too large), so i will try to take some pics this weekend

I've used ImgBB recently. Free image hosting up to 16MB per image and formatted code to just paste in here to embed the images.
You can resize or crop an image online using something like PicResizeand specify a maximum filesize as an optional parameter.
I should probably update the image hosting sticky at some point.