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Rokkaku Force5

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Optimum Wind: Force 3-4.5
Wind Range: Force 2.5-5
Skill: Moderate
Sail: .6 oz Icarex
Frame: carbon tubes
Inventor: Unknown, ancient Japan
Designer: Mike Jones

The Rokkaku or 'Rok' for short is a design of ancient Japanese origin. It is very efficient and is a favorite for lifting payloads reliably. It is a favorite for KAP because it does not require a tail for stability, has an angle of attack or AoA that is simple to adjust to get it just right for the wind and is easy to set-up. We utilize our exclusive bowlines with settings that cannot come unadjusted in-flight. All seams along it's 6 panels are french felled along stretch lines for extra long life. Top-shelf carbon tube frame fits into Kevlar pockets and other premium features.

Our Roks are often the choice of kite aerial photographers for their performance and reliability. They have been used for KAP to successfully shoot archeological surveys, Myan pyramids and ruins, breaching whales, pool parties, lighthouses and more. Attention to detail, top shelf materials and being a KAPer with years of expereince and lots of KAPer friends, Mike can pour decades of knowledge and feedback into these kites.

Designed by Mike specifically for his KAP friends in higher winds and for lofting Jones Rigs in medium winds,
the Force5 is a new design Rokkaku that includes Jones Airfoils exclusive Rok drag devices to maximize stability at lower angles of attack in higher winds. This allows for higher flying angles in higher winds than our 'normal' 5' Rok. This gives the KAPer more comfort to fly and less effort. The Force5 is also less susceptible to smaller motions while settled in flight, imparting less motion on the line.

Yes, custom designs are available on our Roks! But if you plan on using them for payloads, our classic one color is a good choice. Keep in mind additional colors, complexity, art will be additional.

Current colors

Your Price:$299.00