On 2002-05-19 17:52, ERX wrote:
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.
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!