Kitewing 5.5 Dacron
Rigid Frame Hand Held Wing
The Dacron 5.5 is a go-to model for cruising, easy setup, and versatility. The stock package Dacron 5.5 frame includes fiberglass composite front tubes with EVA coated aluminum Y tubes, an aluminum X tube, and an aluminum boom. (The 5.5 can be used in combination with the carbon fiber frame option for lighter weight, less flex, and a quicker feel.)
The Dacron 5.5 sail is constructed from 3 oz. Dacron with Cordura chafe patches. The Dacron sail can be stowed on the frame. This Storing option is great on windy days or for quick sessions with minimal setup time. Combined with the stiff and lightweight carbon front tube upgrade, the Dacron 5.5 is tunable through the broadest range of any of the 5.5 sails with less wrinkle distortion. The 5.5 Dacron has a re-enforced window similar to the scrim sails, designed to be more durable and less prone to damage.
Full batten sets are available.
The 5.5 Dacron retains the full luff curve the same as the old mono film versions of the sail sold years back by Kitewing when it was headquartered in Finland. The Dacron version of the sail is a more versatile sail than the equivalent mono film sail. The Dacron sail is lighter, able to be stowed on the frame, and the fabric tunes through a broader range of shape without as much wrinkle distortion as a film sail.
Options include carbon Y tubes and a carbon boom available as an optional accessory.
Folks who seek to jump or stunt with the Dacron 5.5 should use a re-enforced X tube.