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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Dimitri M wrote:
This is what I am talking about. Grannyism #18 honesty is the best policy :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Riders having fun demoing the EPIC kites.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Do you ever land the kite by pulling on the center lines and then when it is close to the ground turning it into the wind?


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Do you ever land the kite by pulling on the center lines and then when it is close to the ground turning it into the wind?

Hello Dave_5280,
Yes that is also one of the many ways to land your kite. But it is more tricky in stronger winds and a little dangerous. I usually do this in light winds but that is also one way of doing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:24 am 
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Hello guys,
I know you have been waiting for the new EPIC CHICKEN LOOP to come out. We have been working on this CL for 18 months already making sure everything works perfectly the way I want it and we finally got something that I am very happy to introduce to the public very soon. This is just a video showing different people testing how easy the new EPIC Chicken Loops works. The final 4G CHICKEN LOOP & XTEND BAR video will be out soon and we should have these ready to the public very soon once we get them from the factory. Now it all depends on how fast the factory can produce them.


D - Can you show a close up picture of the underside of the bar end near the screw? Are they solid one piece or do they still have the split down the middle. My bar end came off today when I was about a mile out. I initially thought I had cracked the bar, but when I got back to the beach the bar end came off and it was because the piece is not solid. It must have opened up enough to slide around the screw. I checked my other non Epic bars when I got home and they all use a solid end piece. This bar hasn't been used much so I know it wasn't because it was old or the screw was loose


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:27 am 
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Here are a few pictures from the Kitty Hawk Kites demo days this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:56 am 
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Hello BiteMe and sorry about what happened to your bar.
Can you please email me a picture so I get a better understanding of what happened. This is my email in case you don't have it: dimitri@epickites.com


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Dimitri M wrote:
This is what I am talking about. :thumb:


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If you insist Dimitri, I'd like to share some honesty with you and your other clients future and existing ones.

You might remember my Epic bar's trimmer saga from a page or so back. Anyways, after replacing the plastic buckle in the trimmer with another one that still had some teeth left, during my next session it proved to be just as useless, and since we had some nice forecast on the horizon, I've decided to solve the problem once and for all - thus I passed by our local kiteshop and got a brand sparkling new 2012/13 Universal Naish bar (and a set of SS pigtail converters).

Well, now after having a couple of sessions with it, I've drawn some honest conclusions (at least for my-self):
-That Epic bar that I've got with my Epic kites is the worst bar I ever had. At least I haven't paid the full retail price for it. Don't even want to fix it anymore, though I will just to be able to include a bar when I'll be renewing my kites.
-The stock lines stretch (and/or shrink) like there's no Tomorrow. Never seen so much variations in lines on a session to session basis. Hell, I've never seen lines to get unequal by a solid 4" in about a dozen sessions without doing anything radical on wonky! Had Ozones before with zero line stretch after 2 full seasons!
-Below-the-bar depower is underrated. Can't speak for SS, but the current Naish's setup works more than alright. Have nothing to complain about.
-The big front lines spinner that SS/Naish/Wainman/Mutiny/Blade are using (with small variations from company to company) actually does work.
-22m vs 24m lines don't feel any different, especially considering that the 24m lines that I've got on the Naish bar aren't as spongy.
-Will be picking up another Naish bar, but with 20m (or 18m) lines as a backup and for smaller kites in stronger winds.
-Having a really long throw is pretty nice when riding in super-gusty conditions.
-The chicken-loop can be simple, compact and solid while still being safe and easy to activate.
-These who're considering getting some Epic kites, which are very nice kites should, however, consider getting other brands control systems - it's worth it if you value your time on water and don't want to get stuck in a middle of nowhere, during your dream-kite-vacation with a toasted trimmer or the bar it-self in multiple pieces.

Sorry if it's bit harsh, but it's nothing but some honest IMHO.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:51 pm 
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alexeyga wrote:
Dimitri M wrote:
This is what I am talking about. :thumb:




Well, now after having a couple of sessions with it, I've drawn some honest conclusions (at least for my-self):

-Below-the-bar depower is underrated. Can't speak for SS, but the current Naish's setup works more than alright. Have nothing to complain about.

Sorry if it's bit harsh, but it's nothing but some honest IMHO.


Like you wrote... Least for you-self...

Under bar depower is the worst thing I have use. Both SS, Naish and LF suck's if you compare
with a good bar with depower over the bar.

The good thing in the world is everybody have different taste!! And my taste is not under the bar depower ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:35 pm 
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Alexeyga,
I don t understand how after changing for a new buckle it was still not working??? That means that the buckle was not the issue I guess! right?
I own a school and use almost only EPIC gear for teaching, rental and myself. We have been using EPIC since the first day, 4 years ago, and teaching over 400 hours of lesson per month and never had any problem with the teeth of the plastic buckle or with the whole depower system in general!
Are you sure this is not your depower strap that got thinner somehow( stayed too long at sun, got exposed to chemicals .....)?
About the position of the depower system, there are no doubt for me that it has to be above the bar for practicality and safety reasons
Have a great day!
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