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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby Tone » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:23 pm

Hi Dimitri ,

As I live in the UK it is impossible for me to be there!

Please make some video though, I would love to see it!

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby Dimitri M » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:26 pm

Hello Tone,
Sorry to hear that. Will try to get some videos but still you need to try it to understand what people are talking about.
I should have the production in by the end of February. By then I will be able to have few more demos on hand and send few demos in Europe. So keep in touch. My email is dimitri@epickites.com
In case you have not seen this video. This is the INFINITY I was testing in 7 to 11 knots with the OXYGEN light wind board.


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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby marshall10488 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:16 pm

Just a point i haven't seen anyone say anything about. PMU actually said...
were as good as ram airs

Has PMU actually just said Foils are not aerodynamically inferior??? :D

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby airsurfer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:26 pm

this one has amazing range the only downside it's a bit prone to tangling. and it's aerodynamically inferior
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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby bam123 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:01 am

I hope I can get hands on Kitefactory's Dragster... :D
http://www.kitefactory.eu/produkte

will see how it will perform in LW conditions.

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby poldo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:22 pm

I thong Zephir is still one of best compromises in light wind between pull, speed, and bar feeling. there would be other good inflatable project but some of them are simply too heavy to fly as good in wind around 10kts

let's see the new incoming (SS Turbine, North Dyno,and some more)

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby Tiago1973 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Does anyone knows the weight of Ozone, Core, etc.?

All of them saying something as "superb performance by focus in weight saving" but then none actually disclose it.

By the way - in Best site, for the Taboo, under Performace tab there is a reference to a 20 m option... is Best planning something?

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby poldo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:26 pm

I think there's around here a post about kite weight and weight/surface ratio. if I remember well Zephir is 4,1 Kg that's a good result for a 17m inflatable kite. Ozone light 14m (2009?) should be only 3,1 Kg


I'm quite sure that my Kaiman advance 2010 10m (great kite!) is more than 3,5 Kg, for a 10m is ok but a 15m with the same construction in my opinion would be heavy

PS: weight here are kite only

PPs: this is the post, would be interesting to fill in the form with ather lightwind kites (Big Mama. large Rhino and Rebel, Kahoona's, ecc ecc)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2360753&start=0

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby Tiago1973 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:38 pm

yes, there is a post w/ some data but not for 2011 gear

Per that post we got:
- Zeeko LW 2010 => 14 m => 3.4 Kg
- Ozone LW 2009 => 17 m => 4.1 Kg

About the same Area/Weigh btw both.

I wonder if for 2011 gear the brands managed to improve this relationship.

In the end all the marketing bla-bla-bla about super-duper weigth savings should translate into something measurable, right?...

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Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Postby jumarcil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:38 pm

I think Airush will also be major players in the Light wind area. The lithium 13m LW and 15m Lw are amazing. I was on the 13 LW for maybe half of last year season and it was one hell of a machine.

The 15m One will also be a great light wind kite. I haven't tried it but I have tried the 12m and I was able to ride in sub 10 knots weather on my big sector 60. The one is so light it just stays in the air no matter what. Also it is really fast for its size. The 12m felt like a 9m.

I can't wait to try the 15m. :-)

PS: one thing for sure, we have so much choice and nowadays there is not really any bad kites. Bad choice yes but bad kites not too much.


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