Tsuru Specs

A snapshot of the Tsuru’s performance characteristics.

  • Pull: firm to medium-hard
  • Forward speed: medium to medium-fast
  • Speed control: excellent
  • Spin: inside wingtip
  • Precision: excellent
  • Tracking: excellent
  • Noise: medium-light buzz at higher speeds
  • span: 100.5″/255cm
  • height: 43.5″/111cm
  • wind range: 4-18 MPH
  • sail material: Icarex polyester
  • frame: SkyShark mix
    • P300 spine
    • 5PT lower spreaders
    • Nitro leading edge
  • rec. line: 90-150 lbs @ 75-125 ft
  • price: from $359

note: The Tsuru LT is the version I recommend for the majority of flyers wanting a light wind kite. Enough mass for light-wind, inertia-based tricks. Enough frame stiffness to allow for a significant wind range overlap with the Tsuru Std.

  • wind range (est.): 2.5-9 mph
  • frame: SkyShark mix
    • P200 spine
    • 3PT lower spreaders
    • 3PT lower leading edge
    • P100 upper leading edge
  • rec. line: 50-80lb Spectra, 65-100 ft.
  • price: $359

notes: Planned, but not yet in development.