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Re: A 30m kite on ebay

Postby 14ToeSide » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:20 am

I was one of the Lucky ones to own one of these Monsters. Mine was Blue. Don Montague is a friend of mine and he was kind enough to have one made for me when he was the kite designer for Naish. Actually flew pretty good surprisingly. Pulled like a Caterpillar Bulldozer!! You could relaunch it off the water fairly easily. Leading Edge was the size of a Palm tree trunk!! Luckily I had an Electric pump or I would have had to take a Nap after pumping it up.

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Re: A 30m kite on ebay

Postby sijandy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:07 am

fdvj wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-GRAND-DAD ... 3a93949c41

For the mad or clinically obese only
Best bit is the question at the bottom of the listing...
Q: Hi im new to kitesurfing would this be suitable as a first kite for a newbie, not to worried about the technical or safety features just really dig the colour Cheers
This roughly translates to;
Q: Hi im a massive c***!

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Re: A 30m kite on ebay

Postby TheRussian » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:02 pm

The 30m was a beast - I had a go on one when they came out & decided that a 25m V4 was enough.

As above, the 25m has more torque than a train. They may not jump high, but they glide forever and the light wind ability was great - not efficient or fast - but providing there is just about enough wind to fly the kite, you will be planing!

On the next light wind day, I should give it a go on the hydrofoil :D

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Re: A 30m kite on ebay

Postby shawn13 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:24 pm

I wonder if this was the same/basis for the kites they use on the Kite Boat.

I know they use a 25m, 30m, and 50m. The lead is Don Montague who was the head of R&D for Naish.

http://project.kiteboat.com/team/



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