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Postby NIKS » Mon Jun 10, 2002 1:30 pm

Privet Erx,
I suggest you to look for a Warrior either 16.5 or bigger.
It is a power machine and better than Mastair, not in power of course, but because it jumps much bigger.
Relaunch itself 100% guaranteed.
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Postby Rick Air » Mon Jun 10, 2002 5:50 pm

On 2002-05-19 17:52, ERX wrote:
Hi Toby,
he is offering any of Gaastra kites for costprice because he wants me to be first who ride them, othervise only Naish, Wipi and Cabrinha are all arund. He becoms nervous since first ones set a rules and this season is last chance to get in a leading sales group.
I have at the moment BT 12.2 and feel that I need more power for light winds because of my 100+kg weight which is ok for windsurfing but not good for kites. I`m uncertain what size I need next up?
Still question: are Gaastra kites competitive?
I checked searchengines: producer of coarse claim them as a cutting edge of performance but cant find any independent opinions.
erx


I'm also over 100 kg and I'm quiet happy with my blacktip 15.5m2. It's the kite I use the most. It's definately much faster than last years 23.5m2 ARX.

There is a big difference between the 15.5m2 and the 12.2m2 performance wise if it comes to early planing.

I do not agree wit Tobys comment at all!

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Postby Rick Air » Tue Jun 11, 2002 3:05 pm

If you are a big guy always go for the bigger kite; it definately helps you planing faster. Myself I'm 105 kg and use the Blacktip 21.5 which works perfect for me.

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Postby ERX » Tue Jun 11, 2002 7:25 pm

Thanks buddies,
as said wsurf heavyweight pro Maynard: you cant imagine how hard it is to get on planning for 100+kg guy!!....
I feel that for kitesurfing it is even much harder :sad:
Ok, since I twice broke my achileus due to extreme windsurfing last season, almost the year was dumped and therefore even felt in really deep depression on that background. i gained 12kg as overweight and now fighting for my original 95......

So, probably guys up to 90 in this case are not guidelines and I have to listen more to those who know how it is in my shoes.

Thanks, once more, Erik

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Postby Toby » Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:25 pm

Hi Rick Air,

I made this experience, but maybe the ARX 21.5 wasn't good enough to feel any difference.
But tell me, what is the difference about how early the 12.2 or 15.5 starts?

thx
Toby


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