Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Light wind kite testing!

forum for kitesurfers


flaps1111
Medium Poster
Posts: 116
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 5:57 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby flaps1111 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:25 pm

OceanAdventures wrote:
andrewb44 wrote:What about the Ozone Edge 19? vs the others?


Huge high aspect kites are just not what we want to fly, when you can get about the same amount of power and faster performance from other kites. If you want to get on a raceboard and ride in next to nothing then those are fine, but riding twintips we have found over the years the lower aspect kites perform better. Before the Turbines the Crossbows were our lightwind kites, and when the turbines showed up it was a different world here.

Plus guys, I would love to test every kite out there, but it gets expensive, even we don't get these kites for free. If people want to send me their kites I would gladly test them for them... :D

Uploading it to Youtube now, hopefully it will be ready up soon.


Well, it is a pity to hear that but kites like Dyno 17 are supposed to be used to as freeride kites as well. Ozone and North are top brands, I buy only one brand in order to save money in bars.

Anyway, thank you for your time testing those kites.:thumb:

OceanAdventures
Frequent Poster
Posts: 318
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:23 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Leeside park - Fort Walton Beach
Gear: Wainman Hawaii
Brand Affiliation: Wainman Hawaii

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby OceanAdventures » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:19 pm

flaps1111 wrote:
OceanAdventures wrote:
andrewb44 wrote:What about the Ozone Edge 19? vs the others?


Huge high aspect kites are just not what we want to fly, when you can get about the same amount of power and faster performance from other kites. If you want to get on a raceboard and ride in next to nothing then those are fine, but riding twintips we have found over the years the lower aspect kites perform better. Before the Turbines the Crossbows were our lightwind kites, and when the turbines showed up it was a different world here.

Plus guys, I would love to test every kite out there, but it gets expensive, even we don't get these kites for free. If people want to send me their kites I would gladly test them for them... :D

Uploading it to Youtube now, hopefully it will be ready up soon.


Well, it is a pity to hear that but kites like Dyno 17 are supposed to be used to as freeride kites as well. Ozone and North are top brands, I buy only one brand in order to save money in bars.

Anyway, thank you for your time testing those kites.:thumb:


My next goal will be to pull together the high aspect racing kites and test them. So yes I'm looking at the Velocity, Dino, Edge, and maybe a few others if we can get a hold of them.

I love the High AR kites when the wind is up, an 13m or 11m is so much fun, when you get to the bigger sizes we find they are ok to ride and not much more, but I will admit besides the velocity we have not gotten to test the other new race kites.

We're trying guys. We really want to help everyone out, just wish we had more time and money too do it. Speaking of... Support you local shop! :)

OceanAdventures
Frequent Poster
Posts: 318
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:23 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Leeside park - Fort Walton Beach
Gear: Wainman Hawaii
Brand Affiliation: Wainman Hawaii

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby OceanAdventures » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:42 pm



Written Review is in a new thread.

viewtopic.php?t=2383535&p=826582

slightlyimperfect
Medium Poster
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:04 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Slave Lake
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Rise
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Slave Lake, AB Canada

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby slightlyimperfect » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:41 pm

Hey I appreciated the video a lot and am looking forward to your other reviews.
The head to head comparison is great.

One thing I would have liked to have seen was a "What I wish was better" by each rider on each kite.

But thank you for your reviews as comparisons!

rtz
Frequent Poster
Posts: 476
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:47 am
Kiting since: 2010
Favorite Beaches: OBX
SPI
Style: Freeride
Gear: SlingShot, Switch.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby rtz » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:54 pm

I didn't expect that surprise ending!

slightlyimperfect
Medium Poster
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:04 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Slave Lake
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Rise
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Slave Lake, AB Canada

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby slightlyimperfect » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:54 pm

haha yah I love the honesty.
looking forward to what happens next!

User avatar
KYLakeKiter
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 644
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:52 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Kentucky Lake (Tennessee) Standing Rock Cove and Big Sandy
Favorite Beaches: Who needs a beach? Just give me some open water.
Style: LeeRoyyyyyy Jenkinnnnnnns!
Gear: All kites are cool !
Boards are like music. Everyone likes something different.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Tennessee

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby KYLakeKiter » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:52 am

Really great format for the review. I liked the 5 guys opinion style. Looking forward to seeing what you think of more kites. :thumb:

User avatar
lobodomar
Frequent Poster
Posts: 268
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:40 pm
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby lobodomar » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:50 am

OceanAdventures wrote:
lobodomar wrote:Oceanadventures,
do you sell all of the brands being tested?
Or just some of them?



Yes we sell all the brands we are testing.

We just finished editing the video today, finishing up the write up to go with it. Hopefully we will have everything up tomorrow.


Are you sure?

No sight of EPIC on your website:
https://www.xlkites.com/page.asp?region=9

CKite
Rare Poster
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:15 am
Kiting since: 6
Local Beach: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Favorite Beaches: Playa del Carmen (Mexico), Kitebeach (Cabarette,DR), Paros Pounda (Greece Kyklades)
Style: Allround
Gear: North, Slingshot, Airrush, Mystic
Brand Affiliation: CaribbeanKite

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby CKite » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:20 am

Ligth wind kiting requires the right equipment and good technique. 12m north evo and 14m Rpm are perfect for light wind conditions and are the ones of our choice. Good technique can be achieved with a quality course given by a certified iko instructor or someone with skills and expirience in teaching.

www.caribbean-kite.com
www.facebook.com/kiteboardingplayadelcarmenmexico

User avatar
ORSales
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 902
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:29 pm

Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby ORSales » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:33 pm

Hi guys. Just a quick note from the Dusseldorf Boot Show where the Flite is on display and has been a talking point.

We really appreciate the interest in the Flite and how well it has been received this season. Obviously, we're also very stoked with the results of this informal test organized by the XL guys and gals.

They've really done their homework this season and we're pumped to see the Flite performing so well. I think - as so many of you point out - light wind performance comes down as much to the kite as it does to your riding style and preference but hopefully (apprently?) the New Flites are diverse enough to meet many of your needs.

Best thing to do? Try one! There are demos available through the XL guys now and I'm sure if you chatted with them they could even work out a way to ship you one if you're not able to stop in.

John "8 knots" Z - OR.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: faklord, LetsFlyaKite and 11 guests