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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:56 pm 
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I just bought an Aero II and was planning on learning to kitesurf. After seeing this guy orbit the earth, I'm thinking I should return my gear and stick to windsurfing! Jeeezus that jump looks freaky!

Actually, my board, kite, and I are waiting on my UDS rig to FINALLY ship so that I get started!!! Naish still has no availability in Europe.

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Naish will have within the next few days said the german importeur within the world cup.

So it will not take long for you to go !

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From what i have heard, i believe mark shinn said that the aero2 has better low end than the x3, so its actually better for jumping/cruising/etc on the low end of the spectrum.


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The AeroII DEFINITELY has a better low end than the X3-the X3 has a better top end-just really depends upon your local conditions and riding style as to which is preferable-I'm kinda' off my X3s and wold probably prefer the steadier grunt of the AeroII-bit too late now.....

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the aeroII is now replaced by the boxer and the V3.

Wait till Toby posts his interview with Mark Shinn. There will be plenty of information about that.

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Kolahi wrote:
From what i have heard, i believe mark shinn said that the aero2 has better low end than the x3, so its actually better for jumping/cruising/etc on the low end of the spectrum.


Of course it is so - the X3 dont have any low end, but huge windrange.

But this just means you pick one size bigger, and get INSANE jumping out of this !

Only when up in the sizes, where a bigger kite dont help or turn very good - will you get more out of a more low end kite.

So its just two different styles/choices of kite with each its advantages - you cant say that you jump better with one type.


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to Peter

hello Peter,
I guess you are right with that theory, but within one exception:

in low winds you need a well profiled good turning kite. Size for jumping is not so important than the cut of the kite that has to make shure that you are early planning.

I think of a low wind range of about 8 to 12 knots. Above that an X3 will do good work. What youd think about that ?

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That was sure some jump!!

Trouble is, it looks like Adam was basically "lofted" half way through a normal jump! So he was basically out of control!

I just read the post about the guy being killed ,from a lofting,over land.

Made me think----If you are lofted over water,wow! great jump!!!

If you are lofted over land, bad news!!!

I would be seriously worried about a pro being lofted unintentionally!


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I notice the same thing adam was barley in controll of the kite 50 % of the time those kiteloop where unitentional and he bascially it was a freak and im glad he wasnt dropped from 40 feet.

check the interview out http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/albun46/Adam_Koch_Big_Air_Interview.wmv
He didnt know what was going on. :thumb:

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yep, definitely a killer video, it was really cool when he just hung there like a doll


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