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 Post subject: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:17 am 
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As the title says.
Have a Chrono 12m now wich Im very happy with.
Looking to set some good scores on the Woo with the next Chrono2 kite. A friend got upp to 15.7m on his Sonic 11m when it was +22knots.
Think a Chrono 9m would be good to beat that.
What do you think ?


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:56 am 
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12m is sweet fo big-air, the 9m to fast forward flying and to slow looping. In 9m winds you go more often so high that the kite needs to be looped for a soft landing but it is too slow to do an emergency loop after you timed your landing wrong when a gust hits or ends suddenly. The 12 has enough hangtime to set you down softly even when held at 12h, the 9m will overfly and fall out the sky when held at 12h as emergency landing after you hit the water. With tubes no problem, they will drift back in the wind window, but a foil collapses after losing line tension.

When will the Chrono v2 be available? Hope there will be a 10m size, I think it will be better for boosting big than the 9m.


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:29 am 
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evan wrote:
12m is sweet fo big-air, the 9m to fast forward flying and to slow looping. In 9m winds you go more often so high that the kite needs to be looped for a soft landing but it is too slow to do an emergency loop after you timed your landing wrong when a gust hits or ends suddenly. The 12 has enough hangtime to set you down softly even when held at 12h, the 9m will overfly and fall out the sky when held at 12h as emergency landing after you hit the water. With tubes no problem, they will drift back in the wind window, but a foil collapses after losing line tension.

When will the Chrono v2 be available? Hope there will be a 10m size, I think it will be better for boosting big than the 9m.



Do you know this by experience ?
Im a downloop expert so it should not be a problem :wink: .
Cant find any review or info on the Chrono 9m.

What I heard Chono V2 should be available in september.
A 10m would be nice :D .


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:33 pm 
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I also have 12 chrono which does boost sweetly.

BUT

If I want insane boosting I reach for my 10 edge.

99% of my boosting is with a short run up off wave lips. I find I can get to speed better and time the lip better plus I can more power then depower the kite at the bar more for a bigger BOOOST when I smash the lip.

So.... Lip smashing style boosting the edge has it.

But if I wanted to jump on the flat then I think the chrono has it. If there is no need to exactly time a lip and you can set up load and pop when ever you want I think the chrono is the way.

PS chrono2 sizing look to be 7,9,11,13,15,18.


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:21 am 
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@Bladesurfer: My own experience. Downloops are just fine, I am talking about e helicopter loop behind you to slow down when gained to much forward momentum. That kind of loops must be planned before the apex of the jump and can only be done when you are well over 10m.

@Plummet: don't hope that will be final, I want a size between the 9 and 12m more geared toward the 9m when the characteristicts stay almost the same. After the Chrono's I switch to a C4 9m so the gap can't be too big, the gap between 9m chrono and 9m C4 is perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:01 pm 
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Seems to be sizes
7,9,11,13,15,18m .
So a 9m or 11m for best Woo scores ?


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:23 am 
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Ordered the 9m and 13m, from what I heared is that the performance stays the same but now with a slightly lower apsect ratio to make them stear faster and with a tweaked profile and 8 double slotted intakes they should inflate a lot faster and are easyer to handle. So more aimed at the freeride kiters that are looking for an highperformance kite that is more foregiving than the top race kites.


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:21 pm 
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Bladesurfer wrote:
Seems to be sizes
7,9,11,13,15,18m .
So a 9m or 11m for best Woo scores ?


wow, it seems to be really quite fat in the profile... more akin to the Speed 3


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:54 pm 
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Optical illusion, more pictures: http://www.kitehigh.nl/forum/index.php?topic=51330.0


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 Post subject: Re: Need advise on new Chrono2 size.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:18 pm 
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Bladesurfer wrote:
Seems to be sizes
7,9,11,13,15,18m .
So a 9m or 11m for best Woo scores ?

If you ask me, I would say a 9m2 no doubt, when talking about both height and max hangtime and getting both maxed reasonably.

If only height, you can jump higher with a 7m2 of course :naughty: , but hangtime begins to suffer badly now :(

In the respective winds that suits the sizes :thumb:

8) Peter


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