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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby AGK » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:15 am

My compliments on an interesting and informative set of reviews -- very well done!

Could you comment a little more on how the kites acted at the 20 mph end of your test wind range -- particularly the extent to which they depowered using bar trim (your reviews emphasized how well they went to the edge of the window when edging). I admit I'm particularly interested in that info for the Flite, but any comments appreicated. Thanks!

Andy

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:22 am

From the video i hear 5 enthusiastic guys nearly drooling about the Core XR3 19....
.....and then none of them would not buy one

Weird
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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby OceanAdventures » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:22 am

AGK wrote:My compliments on an interesting and informative set of reviews -- very well done!

Could you comment a little more on how the kites acted at the 20 mph end of your test wind range -- particularly the extent to which they depowered using bar trim (your reviews emphasized how well they went to the edge of the window when edging). I admit I'm particularly interested in that info for the Flite, but any comments appreicated. Thanks!

Andy



The Flite was the kite that went upwind the best and flew closest to the edge of the window. When we took it out in the 15-20 (I didn't take them out, my 145 pies wouldn't tell you much in those winds) every said that they never felt uncomfortable on the Flite, as the wind was also gusty. They other kites performed well but tended to overpower in unexpected gust more than the Flite. SendIt could comment more on that. I'm sure he'll see this and comment.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby OceanAdventures » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:23 am

SupaEZ wrote:From the video i hear 5 enthusiastic guys loving the Core XR3 19....and then they would not buy one

Weird


There were no pigs in this test, the question was if you were going to pick one.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:26 am

Tell us on what length lines each kite was on please

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby OceanAdventures » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:37 am

SupaEZ wrote:Tell us on what length lines each kite was on please


Slingshot Turbine 27m lines
Core 19m 27m lines
Flite 17m 26m lines
Contra 17m 24m lines

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby Westozzy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:40 am

Great contribution. Looking at the kites you tested, the zephyr needs to be in there next time.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby KYLakeKiter » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:44 am

That was a great review. Is there any chance you can get ahold of a Fat Lady to test when you get the good Infinity V3? That would really round out the high AR kites before you move to the low ARs. Plus, it would be a very cool "battle of the Momi kites". :naughty: Oh yea, and the Zephyr. :wink: (that recommendation came out while I was typing :lol: )

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby OceanAdventures » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:57 am

KYLakeKiter wrote:That was a great review. Is there any chance you can get ahold of a Fat Lady to test when you get the good Infinity V3? That would really round out the high AR kites before you move to the low ARs. Plus, it would be a very cool "battle of the Momi kites". :naughty: Oh yea, and the Zephyr. :wink: (that recommendation came out while I was typing :lol: )


Will see what we can do about the fat lady... We flew the zephyr, and in light wind it didn't compare to these other kites in low end.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

Postby nicor » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:13 am

Fat Lady certainly seems like a kite that should be in the list, love to get some comparisons of it with other light wind kites

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