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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Just for curiosity, did u get to try a Bandit VI too?


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:49 pm 
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bouclette wrote:
Just for curiosity, did u get to try a Bandit VI too?


Me? No.


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Caesar wrote:
bouclette wrote:
Just for curiosity, did u get to try a Bandit VI too?


Me? No.


Don't, B-s jump very nicely, but not as high and floaty as other higher-aspect kites. I've already suggested it before - give Core XR3 a shot, these are just mental and quality is hard to beat.


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:16 pm 
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North just released new banners of the Evo 2014...it shows two boardoff tricks...so I assume it is a jumping kite...


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:20 pm 
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alexeyga wrote:
Caesar wrote:
bouclette wrote:
Just for curiosity, did u get to try a Bandit VI too?


Me? No.


Don't, B-s jump very nicely, but not as high and floaty as other higher-aspect kites. I've already suggested it before - give Core XR3 a shot, these are just mental and quality is hard to beat.


Man, you're adding more confusion to my mind, thought I had it sorted! ;)

The XR3 is a bit out of my price range though, at 1300€ where the other kites are around 900€, being a year older in design... I guess it should be compared to the XR2 instead but then I can't find good pricing in Europe.


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:10 pm 
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bouclette wrote:

Man, you're adding more confusion to my mind, thought I had it sorted! ;)

The XR3 is a bit out of my price range though, at 1300€ where the other kites are around 900€, being a year older in design... I guess it should be compared to the XR2 instead but then I can't find good pricing in Europe.


I don't know about Europe, but our Canadian Core importer is very aggressive and XR3-s come considerably cheaper than Bandits. Just to be clear, B6-s are not bad jumpers, but if jumping is your main priority - there are more adequate kites out there for that purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Hey Alex,

I'll look further into the XR3 see if I can find some good deals around. Seems like a pretty good all rounder kite.

I don't really have a prefered style of kiting but I can probably split my 12m sessions into 50% on TT for jumps, 25% strapless and 25% on race.

I want a kite that does all those 3 tasks nicely and I know the Fuse was pretty good at this.

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
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bouclette wrote:
Hey Alex,

I'll look further into the XR3 see if I can find some good deals around. Seems like a pretty good all rounder kite.

I don't really have a prefered style of kiting but I can probably split my 12m sessions into 50% on TT for jumps, 25% strapless and 25% on race.

I want a kite that does all those 3 tasks nicely and I know the Fuse was pretty good at this.

Cheers


:lol: B6 is a great all-around kite!!! XR3 - on the other hand and judging from my limited experience with the 10m - really exceeds at jumping and upwind, not so good for waves - chokes too easily and a tad nose-heavy.


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Yes, North Kites are great for jumping. That is jumping up and down with frustration. Avoid


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 Post subject: Re: North Kite- what is the best jumping machine?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:55 pm 
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ahusseini wrote:
Yes, North Kites are great for jumping. That is jumping up and down with frustration. Avoid


Wohooo, you must had very bad experience with North. Can you tell us about it (if you don't mind)?


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