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 Post subject: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:16 pm 
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A rep information for a 75 kg kiter:

14m -> 10 to 18-20 knots
17m -> 8 to 15-16 knots
21m -> nearly no wind, 4-6 knots or so and high end 12-14 knots or less :lol:




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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:52 pm 
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the 21m2 kite wont fly with 5 struts, no way! may be with 3 or 2 struts, but probably zeeko should try to explore one or zero strut configurations


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:52 pm 
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totally pointless kite.


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Tone wrote:
totally pointless kite.


there are about $2,000 reasons why one might buy this kite instead of a flysurfer 21m. and all that pumping is such good exercise.


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Very interesting. Sure, there is a law of diminishing returns for big kites, but still, SIZE does matter. A 21m kite will get you going earlier than an 18 or 19m kite - any kite. I wouldn't be surprised if this kite blows ALL other light wind kites out of the water. 18m Dyno and 19m Edge watch out - there's a new player in town! It won't have much top end... but then, who cares; for those who are into light wind kiting, it's all about squeezing as much as you can out of the low end.

Before ram lovers start getting excited about that statement: The 21m Flysurfer has significant problems (excessive drag etc) which make it inferior to large light-wind inflatables. Happy to list all the reasons if anyone wants. :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:41 pm 
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eree wrote:
the 21m2 kite wont fly with 5 struts, no way! may be with 3 or 2 struts, but probably zeeko should try to explore one or zero strut configurations


My 19m2 Core Riot XR2LW flies really great with 5 struts....
...side by side with V3 in no more than 5 knots...zero problem..no backing down

If the kite is well made and very light it will fly with 5 struts

My 19 is very agile and fast turning for it's size which is a plus in waves where i ride

And i am powered up and going upwind Easy in 8kn (7-8-9kn ) max

So i can imagine this kite (21) will get you going Easy in one knot less (6-7-8kn) max

That is what i call milking the low end :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:49 pm 
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some day i want to own a naish v4 30m. Love big kites. It's that feeling of completely powered on a 10 knot day.


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:55 pm 
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My wife tested the new Core Riot XR 19 not into bull shit have a look at the video and make up your own mind


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:58 pm 
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This giant tube 21m2 has 3 struts....in French it is called "lattes"

Their 17 and 14 have 4 lattes :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The biggest tube kite on the market, 21 mts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:03 am 
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Picture of the 21 http://www.zeeko-kites.com/#/kites/Notu ... US4xlw_im1

By the way this 3 struts is NOT a one pump....."absence de one pump" as the French say :wink:


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