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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:20 pm 
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http://www.kiteforum.tv/index.php?optio ... 9&Itemid=7

here it is some footage of yesterday test. we only filmed in the end as we where amazed with the kite.

we used a 13 yarga as power comparison.

we swaped kites between waroo 9 and yarga 13.

a girl was having trouble with her 9 and tested the waroo at the same time and with no problem.

she is 47kg i'm 75 and we swapped kites back and forth with no problem

15 to 18 knots wind in portugal


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:54 pm 
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Cool 8)

Be great to see a video in some good winds!
Is it right that the kites you have just received are the actual signed-off production kites?
What did you think of the new bar setup? As it is different to other bow setups.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:06 pm 
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I haven't seen too many bow bars yet. the best bar is simple, works perfectly.

I was amazed with the kite but it was the first time i used it.

this kite is the last design equal to the production model.
i got some info that they will add some material to the end structs to make it look better and more durable.

The bar looks like a 4 line bar with big depower. very simple, no fancy things. i will add some pics later to my gallery


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Good stuff ,thanks. :)


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Taabsr,

since when did you went over to tubes? I always thought you are into foils..

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A couple of times in the vid,the guys are letting go of the bar,and letting the kite just sit there.
This means the kite is not totally depowered.
The Bows that I have seen and used,with pulleys on the bar,if you let go of the bar the kite will depower completely,and fall out of the sky.

Seems like the short cuts and pulley ommissions mean that the Waroo does not have the depower capability that Bows were meant to have.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:21 am 
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the waroo is designed to allow you to drop the bar and regain control, it doesn't drop out of the sky at 100 miles an hour but slowly drifts down fully depowered.

if the kite is directly above your head then it might stay there for a few seconds before gliding fully depowered down the edge of the window.

it's just a smoother more progressive depower.

using it for snowkiting the past week it's never failed to depower, and always hangs up there long enough to unspin the bar.


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Isn't it all just a matter of lenght of your centreline or how much you can move your bar away from you?


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so basically it depowers just like other bow kites , just takes longer response time and or throw to achieve the same depower within the same period of time.


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I think/hope the throw is abit shorter on the bows without the frontline backline connection at the kite,thats why you get by without the bar pulleys


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