I think 16m wa***s are 2006 kites, aren't they? B**t hasn't made a 16m wa*** since 2006.... have they? Sure hope a 2009 kite out performs a 2006 kite.... The good news is that the 2006 wa***s are still on the water while most of the 2006 cab*****s are all dead with torn canopies due to UV exposure.....flylow wrote:I have the Xbow IDS 10 and 13 M. The 10 M has lots of grunt. I sailed it at 75 kg when guys were same weight on 16 M wa***s.
I had a 16m Waroo. It was somewhat hard to relaunch in light wind 'cause it was such a big kite. I have recently started flying smaller kites in the same light wind and was surprised to find them just about as strong as the big kites. Also, they re-launch a whole lot easier. Easier to keep them in the air, too, because it takes less wind to keep them aloft. Unless you're a heavyweight, try the smaller kites with a bigger board.Clew In wrote:Easy Windrider,
I was out on my 2006 16 Crossbow Sunday and it is still going strong. I have a few stitches here and there on the leading edge and struts and covered some small holes with sail tape. Lines and pulleys look a bit old; however, I am keeping an eye on them.
Also, I was out Saturday on my Waroo 17 2007 in light wind. I got dragged a bit away from my board due the kite not relaunching easily in the light wind. While I was bodydragging back to my board I was thinking to myself the Crossbow seems to launch much easier than this Waroo.
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