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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:19 am 
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Ok Bobby, just got out of the plane and was able to find some internet connection at the airport. Here are some pictures of unhooking in the waves. I am working on finishing the video so you can get a better understanding on how well the kite performance and won't stall while unhooking.
Let me know if you need anything else I can help you with.
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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:24 am 
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How long can you fly unhooked like that for before it falls out of the sky? Also how many feet of trim line do you need to pull before it can unhook? :rollgrin: Looks awkward like other bridle kites are unhooking but cant tell from a pic.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:33 am 
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How long can you fly unhooked like that for before it falls out of the sky? Also how many feet of trim line do you need to pull before it can unhook? :rollgrin: Looks awkward like other bridle kites are unhooking but cant tell from a pic.

Usually I will unhook as soon as I am on the face of the wave and start surfing and then hook back in and turn around and do the same thing for the next wave. So to answer your question I usually unhook between 8 to 25 seconds depending on how long down the line the wave is. If the wave was two miles long then I would unhook the entire time until I reach the end and then hook back in, but also that depends on how windy it is. If I am way over powered then it is very hard to unhook unless you pull the depower strap to depower the kite. Or even better get a smaller size SURF.
Concerning pulling the strap to trim the SURF... no need to do that since it's perfectly trimmed already. The only reason you will pull the Depower Strap will be to depower the kite. Any way the video I am working on will answer all your questions.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:39 am 
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How much for a 7?


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:03 am 
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I'm sorry but the SURF model comes only in 5/8/12 meters. But wait until you see the video I am working on to get a better understanding of the performance of the SURF kite. Or even better try to see if you can get a chance to demo it. Check for our selected EPIC dealers we have world wide in order to demo one.
Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:04 am 
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Ok fine how much for an 8? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:43 am 
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Check the website, and relax.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:14 am 
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An 8m Surf kite on the Epic site retails for $1199 kite only.

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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:13 pm 
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like Mr.soul19 mentioned above, the SURF 8 kite only which means (Bag, Kite, 2nd smaller Bag, Pump, Strap, KiteAid patches, 4x18m lines) goes for $1199.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Did I miss some more drama? That what happens for spending to much time riding!!! :D

Back from the snow for some great wave action in Mexico. End of the season is surprisingly good with some strong SE swell and great NE wind!

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Am still in love with my SURF 5/8/12m quiver.

I really like the drift of the kite and the way it loops even going DW. As it has been said before(and it also applies for riding in Light wind ) this is not a given, it needs skills to ride waves, but when you get it right and understand how to play with the SURF kite, then you realize how good this kite is!!!

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This kite is made to ride waves, if you want to go big, go for the Screamer.
If you want to do it all, go for the Renegade.

Relaunch is easy and fast and allows you to get out of wipe out situation in a blink.

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So far the construction seems very strong. I did crash it a few times in heavy shore breaks and 25+, and it didn t twist or invert of break.

I feel that this is a powerful kite and would compare the SURF 5m to the Renegade 6.5, the SURF 8m to the Renegade 9m and the SURF 12m to the Renegade 13m, which were my wave kites from last season.

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I ride only strapless( getting old and my shoulders don t enjoy handle pass anymore : ( ), so I really like the details of the bag with a side pockets for wax and fins, cleaver!! Specially cause I am riding on some very shallow spots and loose a lot of fins! :(

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The only thing for me, and it was obviously not a problem in the snow, is the new big inflate/deflate valve. I try to use it as less as possible as this is very difficult to keep it clean( off sand) as we have very thin powdery sand here. Not a big deal if you are cautious.

My advice, give it a try before making your choice!!

Voila,
Going back riding now for an other Epic session!!

M


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