B'zar 2010 STD

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The 2010 STD compared to the 2009 STD:

The lower spreaders are slightly longer, so the aspect ratio is slightly higher. The bridle has evolved from the tri-axis to a reversed turbo with the turbo only 1 cm long. Close to a three-point bridle, but with that little bit extra! The flight behavior is very disciplined and accountable. Really a kite for the purists ;-)

This kite is perhaps less suitable for pilots who like to very quickly stack their tricks, rather than fly a steady ballet. The main difference with the 2009 STD is perceived after a few basic tricks: the kite allows to get in and out of a trick if you want (and can). Nothing special? Try to stop your kite after the third rotation in a backspin a fade position! We call that control!

For me, the 2010 STD is the next logical step towards Tricksparty competiton >> the kite does everything neat and in a conspicuous manner, accountable and beautiful IN and OUT the tricks. Pointes in the music are easy to find because the entire bridle set-up gives full controle in flight. The axels are super flat as ever, Jacobs Ladders are beautiful and on the spot. Oh yes, backspins without height loss and Cascades to say "Wow!", did I already mentioned those?

Finally, a side slide is the greatest thing there is if the kite stays perfectly horizontally, which makes the 2010 so great (in 3 bft without me even taking 1 step forward!).

It's clear that the designers have managed to build further from a good concept. More stable and slower than the 2009 STD, more good flight behavior in the bottom of the wind range. Controle is in the hands of the pilot, not the kite! So thumbs up!

Some details:

1. At the contruction level, the designers kept the specialities of Icarex and Mylar in mind when scultping their lay-out. Mainly because they wanted the Leading Edge to keep its form during all the tricks.

2. Every seam of the kite was given thougth. The flight behavior of the kite was analyzed in detail and approved. The direction of the structure of the Mylar and Icarex are marked on the plans, so you can easily find the correct position and direction of the moulds when cutting the sail parts.

3. The wing tips were provided with a piece of Mylar on the backside of the wingtips. This makes the tips of the kite slightly aggravated (better rotations).

4. Before sewing the leading Edges, the Leech Line is inserted in the trailing edge and glued to the wingtip. After the sewing of the leading edge the Leech line can not come loose.

5. The weigth at the tail sits completely inside the spine, allowing the inertia to be as close to the spine axis as possible and as low as possible on the kite as a whole.

6. There is a deliberate overlap down the spine of the sail. This ranges from 8 mm at the height of the center T-cross to 24 mm below the tail. By this, the sail is tighter around the spine in all conditions and the flight behavior very favorably affected. In the plan this overlap is indicated by dotted lines.


Spanwidth 2320 mm
Heigth 950 mm
Leading edges 5PT on top and P300 below
Upper spreader carbon 6mm
Lower spreaders Icone white
Spine 5PT, thin side up
Stand-offs carbon 3mm
Rollbars glasvezel 2mm
Tail weight 20 grams

Colorizer - Plans - Structure - Bridle:

Colorizer: Click on the image below to start the coloriser. The chequered planes are for Mylar.

Plans: The building plans are available in PDF and Illustrator format.




PDF- format A0 (in a rar-file)

PDF- format A4

Adobe Illustrator format (in a rar-file)

Structure: These are the dimensions of the spars and the distance between the various components (click to enlarge)   Bridle: Here are the measurements of the reverse turbo bridle. This makes the kite a bit sharper to fly and responding well to inputs. Not necessarily suitable for novice pilots, more advanced and competition pilots.(click to enlarge)

We also have a bridle with an activator. All the details and some pictures are on this page: Alternatief

Here you'll find some pictures of home build B'zars: picture page