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Re: Naish AR5

Postby bigwave » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:10 am

Great Post Peter!

I remember riding at Kitebeach in Maui back in 2000. I was on a 7.5 Naish AR5 with a JL Pickle Fork. I was following Jimmy Lewis who was using the same board and a Wipika 2 line kite around 7m. He was edging so hard to stay in control. His butt was like dragging in the water edging so hard. I was just doing what we do today, more vert and using the CL to control the power. I just couldn't believe that would be fun at all(what He was doing). Flash Austin goes out on an 11.5 AR5 and I could not believe the kite control he had. It was amazing! The AR5 was a glimpse at the future.

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Re: Naish AR5

Postby briansuntrax » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:01 pm

Anthony Berzack AR5 deadman - with a 2 line Wipi Classic ? looking on.
Antony B AR5.jpg
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Re: Naish AR5

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Awesome picture Brian :thumb:

In fact I dont think I have ever seen a deadman that good - he actually looks "dead" - cool :naughty:

It is quite evident in general, looking back at pictures/videos from the early 2000's and comparing to nowadays - that kites dont really jump higher today (and why should they ? Its plain simple physics) as back then.

:D Peter

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