Supporting Leading Edge


Supporting Leading Edge

Supported Leading Edge Kite (or SLE) is a type of power kite used mainly for kitesurfing.

It refers to a 'C Shape ' or 'C Kite' 'Leading Edge Inflated' (LEI) kite where the lines which control the angle of attack or 'sheeting' of the kite attach to a bridle via a pulley in a similar way to that of a 'Bow' kite. Due to the wider range of angle of attack possible, relative to the wind, this system has vastly improved 'C kite's ability to depower and has increased the possible wind range.

ee also

*Kitesurfing
*Snowkiting
*Power kite
*Bow kite
*Foil kite
*Kite types
*Kite applications
*Kite line
*Kite mooring
*Kite control systems
*Kite books


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