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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:45 am 
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give it a try! but don't use that bar! no safety at all!!! specially not in Mohave!
and then tell us how you liked it!


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:47 pm 
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And lying next to the AR5's a bunch of AR3.5's, complete with turtle!


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:49 pm 
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AR5 in 15,5 size was my first kite. Lightwind monster...(I'm just 70kg) and kiting was not banned yet.
Old good times ! :P


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:04 pm 
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They pulled like trucks, in a good way that is :thumb:

One of the guys had a 7.5 and 9.5m2 AR5 for many years, after they were replaced (when we had very high end C kites the next 5 years) and his 7.5 was used when we were on 9 and 10m2, and the 9.5 used when we were all on 12 or even 13m2, so they got massive power compared to newer C kites, although they have got a bit more grunt now too 8)

I had the AR5 5.5 and 9.5, awesome kites back then.

I remember later having the 11.5 we could go in almost "nothing" on the surfboards, and some had the 13.5 which was a pure light wind machine - so the 15.5 must have been a pull truck ?

Sizes: http://www.kite-surf.com/news/archiv.php?param=9

Always think about them as "the good old days" - but maybe not, if used today, or ?

Let us hear what you will experience Bille :naughty:

:D Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Peter_Frank wrote:
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Always think about them as "the good old days" - but maybe not, if used today, or ?

Let us hear what you will experience Bille :naughty:

:D Peter


After laying them out on the ground ; I'm impressed what Naish
came out with in the early 2000 decade !!!
Serious High AR ; and appears to have a Tun of camber sewn
into the sail .

And just for the sake of nostalgia ; i'm gonna give the 9.5 kite
a try with my Ozone bar. Probably go to the park to tune it in
glass evening air of 5-8mph. If it flies, then off to Mohave i'LL go
with her !!

I'm "Hoping" this will be Fun ; care to guess how much wind it'll take
to pull my 200Lb with the 9.5 ?

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:35 am 
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To complete the experience, one should of course be inflating the kite with the blue pump shown here, this was the standard issue back then - 15-20 minutes to inflate a 15.0, not so sure they were good old days.....


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
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Brian, it were the good all days! My right hand was never stronger... :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:25 am 
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In this 2004 picture, it was me on one of the first released Rhino05 in 14m size (...hoooo the 5th line !!! :o :o :o ) and a friend of mine still in love with his 9.3m Rhino01 going at the speed and upwind angle. He was just complaining a little problem whit the depower. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Some boards from the same era - pic was dated 01/01/2000. Various directionals which were standard issue at the time with TT's just coming on the scene.
TT's include AHD and Wipika production boards along with local Kitesurfer and Cape Dr latest picklefork 'wakestyle" designs.


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 Post subject: Re: Naish AR5
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Those were the days, I had 9,7,5m AR 3.5's and a 7' sky pirate naish board, no instructions, no magazines, no videos just find out yourself. Took me from sept 99 til late 2000 to turn round and keep ground upwind.

Once you were hooked in to those suckers you went where they did.

Mike


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